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23 Castles So Jaw-Dropping You Won’t Believe They’re in the U.S.

Best Life Logo By Ashley Moor of Best Life | Slide 1 of 24: If you have ever traipsed through Europe on a sight-seeing vacation, we're guessing that a castle or two made an appearance on your to-do list. The opulence and sheer magnitude of castles like Mont Saint-Michel in France or Edinburgh Castle in Scotland have long loomed in our minds as the only way to achieve that fairytale nostalgia. But, as is often the case, you're missing out on a plethora of magic right here in the United States.From the Hearst Castle in California to the Hammond Castle in Massachusetts, these more modern castles have stood the test of time—and a century later, still manage to transport us into another dimension just with a simple feat of architecture. So, without further ado, these are the most jaw-droppingly beautiful castles in the United States—no passport needed. And for more hidden gems within the states, check out these 50 Destinations So Magical You Won’t Believe They're in the U.S.

If you have ever traipsed through Europe on a sight-seeing vacation, we're guessing that a castle or two made an appearance on your to-do list. The opulence and sheer magnitude of castles like Mont Saint-Michel in France or Edinburgh Castle in Scotland have long loomed in our minds as the only way to achieve that fairytale nostalgia. But, as is often the case, you're missing out on a plethora of magic right here in the United States.

From the Hearst Castle in California to the Hammond Castle in Massachusetts, these more modern castles have stood the test of time—and a century later, still manage to transport us into another dimension just with a simple feat of architecture. So, without further ado, these are the most jaw-droppingly beautiful castles in the United States—no passport needed. And for more hidden gems within the states, check out these 50 Destinations So Magical You Won’t Believe They're in the U.S.

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