By VIshal Vivek
he picturesque Moorish architecture of Granada has an undeniable allure, attracting crowds of visitors.
This magnificent property has also served as the backdrop for two fictional fortresses: Hogwarts in the first two Harry Potter films and Brancaster Castle in Downton Abbey.
Ascending the ramparts, visitors can marvel at the magnificent sandstone palace adorned with intricate carved panels and shimmering mirrored ceilings.
The mud-brick compound, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, suffered significant damage in a destructive earthquake back in 2003.
If you haven't already heard of the Blarney Stone, Irish legend claims that kissing the rock bestows immediate eloquence.
Remarkably, visitors can now explore this hilltop abode that once housed the infamous vampire himself.
Situated in the remote Transylvanian countryside lies a haunting 12th-century fortress, widely believed to have served as the inspiration for Bram Stoker's legendary novel, Dracula.
The historic Islamic fort served as the residence of Egyptian rulers for an impressive seven centuries.
This noble residence, boasting distinctive French Renaissance architecture, stands as one of the most recognizable chateaux in the world.
Nestled in the enchanting Loire Valley, this estate served as a cherished hunting lodge for French kings beginning in the 16th century.
Sitting proudly atop Castle Rock, this renowned Scottish fortress has bravely withstood an impressive 26 sieges throughout its rich and storied