Florida Has 2 of the Most Beautiful Castles in the U.S.
Did you know that you don’t have to travel far to see some of the most stunning castles? There are plenty right here in the U.S. For example, Boldt Castle in New York and Scotty’s Castle in California. Castles aren’t just faraway dreams. They’re closer to home than you might think.
House Beautiful, an interior decorating magazine, compiled a list of the most beautiful castles in the nation. This compilation was created with input from their editors, creative personnel, and a network of interior designers. It also incorporated information from various sources to establish the selection of featured properties.
They did note that all of their choices are not technically castles but that their selections offer what most castles do, which they said is “majestic glory.”
2 Florida castles named the most beautiful in the U.S.
In Florida, a famous castle has been recognized as one of the most beautiful in the U.S. It’s Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort. Inside, you’ll find the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, where kids can enjoy royal makeovers, and Cinderella’s Royal Table, a special restaurant for meals with Disney princesses. According to Travel + Leisure, the castle’s design draws inspiration from French royal homes like Fontainebleau and Versailles, along with other noble residences in the Loire Valley and Segovia.
Also on the list is the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine. It’s the oldest stone fort in the U.S., built over 315 years ago to safeguard Spain’s territorial interests in the New World. Today, it’s a National Monument where you can explore the soldiers’ living quarters.
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