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October 12, 2022

Top 15 Most Instagrammable Castle in Europe


The Tower of London, already one of Europe’s most well-known medieval landmarks, has received another accolade – the most Instagrammable Castle.

The results are from research carried out by the rental company The Thinking Traveller. They looked at Instagram, one of the leading social media sites, to come up with a list of the 15 most Instagrammable castles in Europe. This is based on recorded the number of hashtags on Instagram attributed to major castles by searching both [destination name]+castle.

The Tower of London, the earliest parts of which date back to 1078, has received an impressive 647,112 posts on Instagram. Edinburgh Castle took the second spot as the most Instagrammable European castle, generating an immense 646,244 posts.

The French icon Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy earned third place. The picturesque tiny island with a population of fewer than 30 people was captured in 596,062 posts on Instagram. Rounding out the top five most Instagrammable castles are Prague Castle in Czechia with 594,837 posts and the famous royal residence Windsor Castle with 432,092 posts.

Below is the full list of the 15 most Instagrammed castles in Europe:

Tower of London – London, England
Number of posts: 647,112 – Hashtag: #toweroflondon

Tower of London

Edinburgh Castle – Edinburgh, Scotland
Number of posts: 646,244- Hashtag: #edinburghcastle

Edinburgh Castle

Mont Saint-Michel – Normandy, France
Number of posts: 596,062 – Hashtag: #montsaintmichel

Mont Saint-Michel

Prague Castle – Prague, Czechia
Number of posts: 594,837 – Hashtag: #praguecastle

Prague Castle

Windsor Castle – Windsor, England
Number of posts: 432,092 – Hashtag: #Windsorcastle

Windsor Castle

Castle Sant’Angelo – Rome Italy
Number of posts: 347,762 – Hashtag: #castelsantangelo

Castle Sant’Angelo

Neuschwanstein Castle – Hohenschwangau, Germany
Number of posts: 260,849 – Hashtag: #neuschwansteincastle

Neuschwanstein Castle

Buda Castle – Budapest, Hungary
Number of posts: 205,807 – Hashtag: #budacastle

Buda Castle

Palace of Versailles – Versailles, France
Number of posts: 185,311 – Hashtag: #palaceofversailles

Palace of Versailles

Castel dell’Ovo – Naples, Italy
Number of posts: 175,664 – Hashtag: #casteldellovo

Castel dell’Ovo

Pena Palace – Sao Pedro de Penaferrim, Portugal
Number of posts: 145,615 – Hashtag: #penapalace

Pena Palace

Castello Aragonese – Gulf of Naples, Italy
Number of posts: 126,197 – Hashtag: #castelloaragonese

Castello Aragonese

Warwick Castle – Warwick, England
Number of posts: 123,848 – Hashtag: #warwickcastle

Warwick Castle

White Tower of Thessaloniki – Thessaloniki, Greece
Number of posts: 122,649 – Hashtag: #whitetower

White Tower of Thessaloniki

Leeds Castle – Kent, England
Number of posts: 110,061 – Hashtag: #leedscastle

Leeds Castle

“There is something hauntingly beautiful about the Mediterranean’s majestic castles and fortresses,” says Antoine Levy, Sales and Marketing Director at The Thinking Traveller. “The history attached to these architectural landmarks is truly captivating, from heroic battles and ghostly legends to tragic love stories; every year thousands of people flock to explore where history meets legend. We wanted to find out which of these iconic landmarks were the most popular and create a resource that would inspire travellers to visit the most photogenic castles across Europe.”

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Photos courtesy The Thinking Traveller

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