The Most Instagrammable Castles Worldwide

World's top 20 instagram castles!

A list of the most instagrammed and hashtagged castles in the world has been released.

Top of the list is the Château de Versailles in France. That’s nice. I mean, it’s the former royal residence of multiple King Louis so you’d expect a bit of bling.

What has grabbed me more though is that out of the top 20 results Scotland is represented three times.

Stirling Castle – #20

In 20th place is Stirling Castle. It’s pretty difficult to miss as you enter Stirling, being raised in the air by cliffs, providing an arresting view. Here’s just three of the pictures from Instagram that put it on the list.

Eilean Donan – #17

Eilean Donan is a small tidal island situated at the confluence of three sea lochs (Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh) in the western Highlands of Scotland. That’s what wikipedia says. You’ll know from Highlander, The World is Not Enough and many others including Bollywood hit ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’. Here are some of the images that prove it’s popularity.


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Edinburgh Castle – #4

Sitting on top of a dormant volcano, rising above the centre of Edinburgh. That’s how you build a castle. I was born within sight of the castle, so I’m biased. Nevertheless, it’s difficult not to be impressed by this stunning and immediately recognisable castle. That’ll be why it was number four IN THE WORLD of the most instagrammable castles. Here’s some pics of it.


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The study was carried out by The top 20 list is below.

Rank Castle Country No. of Hashtags
#1 Château de Versailles France 778,961
#2 Neuschwanstein Castle Germany 731,976
#3 Prague Castle Czech Republic 691,007
#4 Edinburgh Castle Scotland 604,000
#5 Mont-Saint-Michel France 559,338
#6 Windsor Castle England 411,554
#7 Osaka Castle Japan 409,266
#8 Alhambra Spain 272,976
#9 Buda Castle Hungary 271,044
#10 Red Fort India 246,192
#11 Pena Palace Portugal 187,235
#12 Eltz Castle Germany 186,935
#13 Himeji Castle Japan 186,790
#14 Heidelberg Castle Germany 136,167
#15 Château de Chambord France 108,288
#16 Chillon Castle Switzerland 105,798
#17 Eilean Donan Scotland 103,200
#18 Bran Castle Romania 96,004
#19 Castel Del Monte Italy 89,507
#20 Stirling Castle Scotland 79,013
Featured image from Shutterstock and taken by Marc Andre LeTourneux.

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