World's Coolest Castles

Historic Castles 1 of 13

Unless you somehow missed the Royal Wedding barrage in the summer of 2010, you're probably more than well aquainted with Buckingham Palace in London. I'm sure you also already know that it's not the only castle, or palace, that's still standing today.

From medieval fortresses to grand 19th century residences, I've rounded up some of the coolest castles (in no particular order) that are still functioning, stately homes and tourist destinations all over the world.

Personally, I would move into Chenonceau (pictured above) if they'd let me.