Where: Malbork, near Gdansk, Poland
Unique-selling point: It's made almost entirely out of red bricks.
Visitor highlights: Malbork Castle's red-brick look is pretty singular but its size and history are what draw most people in. This is the largest Gothic castle in Europe, with a sprawling series of buildings within its confines. It was also a base for the Order of the Teutonic Knights, a group of Germanic do-gooders who stuck their noses in where they weren't universally welcomed throughout Europe and the Middle East. Unfortunately, you can explore by guided tour only.
Northumberland has some amazing castles, pleased to see Alnwick among 20. Check out Bamburgh castle; its awesome!
Just googled mont saint michel......pretty cool.
Most castles are, even the ones in ruins. Msn have only plucked 20 of the coolest its not a top 20 chart. I like Leeds castle near where I live.
come on whoever done this never even gave Stirling castle a mention and picture of Edinburgh castle is rubbish this is the nicest castle I have ever seen Get a better picture and show it.
Dear MSN Travel and members
If The fort of Mughal Emperor Jahangir of Lahore Pakistan is not included in the countdown of castles then I suppose this is not top 20 castles of the world. An architectural spectcular of the 17th century how can it be not included ??
Where are you planning to go on holiday in 2014?
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- Staying in the UK
- Somewhere new
- We visit the same place most years
- Not going on holiday