I’ve always loved visiting castles and palaces. For me, getting lost in the history, the intrigue and the lives of those who once lived there is the ultimate escape. Writing about the 20 most visited castles and palaces in the world, which range from a palace in Istanbul to fairytale-like Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, for Travel & Leisure was a dream assignment for me. To see who else made the list click here.
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