Castles and Palaces
Château de l’Islette, France
Photograph by Laurent M., National Geographic Your Shot
This castle is one of many located in the Loire Valley region of central France and once played host to famous artists like Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin.
Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland
Photograph by Graham Harris Graham, National Geographic Your Shot
Overcast skies and slack water produce a haunting atmosphere around Eilean Donan Castle in the western Highlands of Scotland.
Biltmore Estate, United States
Photograph by Jiahe Gu, National Geographic Your Shot
Built by George Vanderbilt, this 8,000-acre mansion in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina is the largest privately owned house in the United States.
Kilchurn Castle, Scotland
Photograph by Graham Harris Graham, Your Shot
Kilchurn Castle, or “Fort of the Narrow Rock,” is sometimes blocked off by higher-than-usual water levels in Loch Awe, located in Argyll and Bute, Scotland.
Anapji, South Korea
Photograph by Scott Rotzoll, National Geographic Your Shot
Located in Gyeongju National Park in South Korea, Anapji, also known as Anap Pond, belongs to a palace complex built during the Silla dynasty in 674 B.C.
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