This Road Trip To Texas' Most Majestic Castles Is Like Something From A Fairytale
By Katie Lawrence|Updated on May 11, 2021(Originally published May 05, 2021)
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and began writing for OnlyInYourState in 2015.
Today, Katie writes, edits, and performs several other tasks for OnlyInYourState and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on with a hot cup of coffee, practicing yoga, baking, or exploring the beautiful Lone Star State (in particular, the vast and mystical West Texas desert).
Castles are some of the most magnificent buildings in the world. Normally, when we think about them, our mind instantly goes to the ones in Europe where queens and kings live. What if I told you Texas had its fair share of castles? It’s true – and while they may not be as grandiose as their European counterparts, they’re the next best thing without even having to leave our state. Here is a castle road trip in Texas that will take you to nine of the most majestic castles and make you feel as if you’ve entered a fairytale.
As usual, the Google Map has been created for you and can be found here. Have fun being king (or queen) for a day!
Are you ready to take a castle road trip in Texas? Let us know if you’ve been to any of these castles or if we missed any you think belong on this list.
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What scenic drives can I take in Texas?
With a state as big as Texas and with all the open roads, there are plenty of opportunities to take a scenic drive throughout the state. A 13-mile drive from Fredericksburg to Willow City along State Route 16 to the Willow City Loop will take you on a journey through fields of wildflowers that grow alongside the road. It's absolutely breathtaking! Highway 207 meanders through towering red bluffs for some otherworldly views you will want to see. Learn more about these scenic drives and more in our Beautiful Byways In Texas article.
What are some of the best road trips in Texas?
The Lone Star State has an endless number of road trips anyone can take and we have put together several you may enjoy. Follow our Caves And Waterfalls Road Trip and stop at mesmerizing locations like Gorman Falls and Inner Space Caverns among others. This will be an experience to remember! If you love visiting paranormal locales, take our Terrifying Texas Road Trip which makes stops at Galveston’s Hotel Gavez which is known for its resident ghost, and Marfa which is home to some bizarre ghost lights of unknown origin.
Are there any other castles in Texas?
Yes, there are other castles in Texas but none as fun and fascinating as ShangriLama in Royse City. This replica of an Irish castle is home to numerous sweet, adorable llamas that you can visit. Take a Llama Walk around the castle and learn about these adorable creatures in the most enchanting setting.