Although strikingly beautiful and pleasant to look at, most castles of the world were predominantly constructed as fortifications during times of war. They acted as safeguards and shelter to those under the king’s protection.
Nowadays, castles are popular tourist attractions and hold the story of tales long ago, whether they are fanciful, tragic, or sometimes downright unbelievable.
Estimates are that there are thousands of castles in the world to explore. After reading our facts post about 17 Famous Castles of the World, try our 20-question quiz below and see how well you do. AND, don’t forget to login below to get your results on the leaderboard!
Travel Trivia: 20 Questions about Castles of the World
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Also known as ‘Castle Rock,’ what is the name of the famous castle in Scotland that has a history that goes all the way back to the Iron Age? Hint: This castle at one time also had an elephant living in it for several years that was very fond of beer and drams of whiskey.
Match the castle to its country.
Trakai Island Castle
What castle in Poland was built by an institution of military personnel and had the primary purpose of aiding Christians as they made their way to the Holy Land in Jerusalem?
What is the name of the castle that is located just 25 miles from the English capital city of London? As seen in the photo above, it is one of the most recognized and famous castles in the world.
What Lithuanian castle is in a town that is situated between three lakes? Hint: it’s the only medieval castle in Eastern Europe built on an island.
What small U.K. country surprisingly has the highest concentration of castles per square mile than any other country in Europe?
What haunting international festival takes place in Slovakia at Bojnice Castle every year in the spring?
What is the name of the castle that inspired the royal residence in the story Sleeping Beauty?
What ancient castle is at the center of the largest castle complex in the world? Located in Central Europe, the entire complex has an area of almost 70,000 m²!
What French Castle construction took 28 years and drew inspiration from the work of Leonardo da Vinci? Built to be used as a hunting lodge, unfortunately, King Francois I felt it was too elaborate and only used it for short stays.
What German castle has been owned and lived in by the same family for 33 generations? (If you don’t want to do the math that goes back all the way to the 11th century!)
Select all the castles that are in Germany.
What Irish castle was built by an English politician in 1863? It is notable for being the home to the Benedictine order of Nuns that have lived there for the last 100 years.
In what country can you find the White Heron Castle? Affectionately called so due to its stunningly white castle walls that resemble a bird in flight.
Due to the close proximity, what Romanian castle is regularly visited alongside Bran Castle, of Dracula fame?
Which English castle was the filming location of 4 Robin Hood movies as well as Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)? Hint: it is one of the few quadrangular castles left in the entire world.
True or False? Vianden Castle in Luxembourg castle was built on top of Roman military camp ruins between the 11th and 14th centuries.
True or False? De Haar Castle is the smallest castle in The Netherlands.
True or False? Visitors can only reach the castle gates of Hohenwerfen Castle in Austria by walking a very steep incline or riding a cable car.
True or False? In 1627 Conwy Castle in Wales was purchased for £100 from King Charles I and purchased coincidentally by a man named Edward Conway.
More About Castles
Need to study up more on the castles of the world? We’ve got several answers to the quiz – plus much more – in our post full of famous castles.