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15 Mysterious and Surreal Castle Photos

15 Mysterious and Surreal Castle Photos

Written 6 years ago by Lee Milthorpe

The greatest photographs are without doubt those that capture the mood perfectly. If you’ve ever visited an old castle you’ll have probably felt like you just entered another world, a fairytale, a surreal place that only exists in your imagination. If the castle was dark or ruined you might have felt an eeriness, where every stone tells a story about the suffering that once went on there.

Capturing such moods isn’t easy. You don’t need expensive gear or bags of talent. It’s all about the setting and the lighting. Shooting a huge imposing castle at midday will probably result in a standard, take it or leave it photo. Shoot the exact same scene around sunrise on a foggy morning and you’ll have a moody masterpiece.

Olsztyn Castle by Lukasz Jakobczyk

Olsztyn Castle by Lukasz Jakobczyk

Castle in the fog by RitterRunkel

Castle in the fog by RitterRunkel

Bamburgh Castle by Graeme Pattison

Bamburgh Castle by Graeme Pattison

Castle by shuttermonkey

Castle by shuttermonkey

Lindisfarne Castle by Scotto

Lindisfarne Castle by Scotto

Dream Castle by Justin Kercher

Dream Castle by Justin Kercher

Arundel Castle by bucz

Arundel Castle by bucz

Teleborg Castle by Sofia

Teleborg Castle by Sofia

Forgotten Castle by Antygon

Forgotten Castle by Antygon

Leeds Castle by Jeremy Farrance

Leeds Castle by Jeremy Farrance

Dunluce Castle at Twilight by Gary McParland

Dunluce Castle at Twilight by Gary McParland

Romance by Rebecca Cusworth

Romance by Rebecca Cusworth

Coastline Castle by John Parminter

Coastline Castle by John Parminter

Softly, Softly by John Fanning

Softly, Softly by John Fanning

Dolwyddelan Castle by Ray Wise

Dolwyddelan Castle by Ray Wise

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Comments
Kris Mitchell  6 years ago

Wow… surreal, I’ve been to Arundel Castle a few times and never manage to catch the weather right. A good reason to go back and keep trying.

Jim Denham  6 years ago

This is a wonderful compilation. I particularly like the castle in the clouds. It’s almost Lord of the Rings – ish. Great!

Lincoln Green  6 years ago

Great collection here. Love the drama and atmosphere

Steve Perks  6 years ago

Wonderful collection!

By the way,
The 13th castle, entitled Coastline Castle by John Parminter is Dunnottar Castle, near Stonehaven on the North East coast of Scotland.

I live less than half a mile away and have photographed it many times!

Jeffrey Byrnes  6 years ago

Stunning examples of history and castles. I love the contrasts in these images.

Ritchie  6 years ago

Amazing collection. Hoping to have some shots of my own. (sigh)

Viola J.  6 years ago

Absolutely beautiful images, would love the opportunity to go to each castle and experience what is shown in each of these images.

Jamie  6 years ago

That does it. I’m gonna have to go visit some castles!

chetan  6 years ago

very nice photos. means no words to say

tburdphotos  6 years ago

Those are incredible shots, particularly the one of Dunluce Castle. Amazing.

denise  6 years ago

Incredible!.Amazing! Please send if you have some shots from Greece.

decorideas  6 years ago

Surreal … and fascinating!!

Chester Tugwell  6 years ago

Great collection although not too keen on the cartoon like HDR offerings

Christin Gilbert  6 years ago

Woow these are amazing castle images. My favourites are Olsztyn Castle by Lukasz Jakobczyk and the B&W Dunluce Castle at Twilight by Gary McParland. I went to visit Kenilworth Castle and Warwick Castle last year but it was pouring rain for the most part I was there. Definitely one of my goals is to visit these beautiful castles. Thank you for sharing :)

arkin  6 years ago

wow… so great.. cant wait to visit those castles…

Marius  6 years ago

nice collection….thanks!

Ken Tan  3 years ago

Great collection! Castles, landscape, clouds… combine to make amazing photograph!

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