15 Fairytale Travel Destinations You HAVE To See

The most beautiful fairytale places are supposed to be magical, idealized, and for the most part imaginary. The destinations in this post seem to fit that description, except that they are real!

When I picture a fairytale castle, or a fairytale village, many of the spots below are exactly what come to my mind.  The blending of human development with beautiful and unique aspects of nature make a fairy tale destination.

What’s the most fairy tale like place you’ve ever visited?

Here are 15 of the Best Fairytale Places From All Over the World

1Estaing, France

Estaing is a small town in France and easily one of the most beautiful towns in France.  I have yet to travel here but I can’t wait to go!

Related: 9 Charming Towns in France

2Neuschwanstein Castle – Best Castle in Germany

I wonder who had the idea to build such a beautiful and imposing castle here.  AMAZING!  Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the best castles in Germany to visit and a place that I would put at the top of your European bucket list immediately.

For a full list of castles in Germany check here.

3Lavender Fields in Provence, France

The bloom of these fields from June to August is definitely worth the effort to create them.

4Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar

Yes, those trees are real! Madagascar’s isolation has given rise to some incredibly unique features.

5Pena Palace in Sintra, Portugal

Fairy Palace against a sunset sky in Sintra, Portugal.

6Nuuk, Greenland

Keep in mind, this picture was probably taken in July.

Related: Best Things to do in Greenland

7Mont Saint Michel, France

Aside from the attractions in Paris, the Mont Saint Michel is the most visited tourist attraction in France.  The massive edifice sits on its own island, and not only includes an incredible abbey, but an entire city.  If you are visiting Paris you could make this an easy day trip!

8Colmar, France

One of the most charming towns in France, Colmar France.

This fairytale village in France borders I can see Belle from Beauty and the Beast singing “bonjour” going through this little town.

9Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland

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The gnarled trees make this drive one of the most beautifully scary paths in the world.

10Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic! This part of the city literally looks too perfect to be real. Click to see 15 of the most beautiful fairytale travel destinations in the world! #wanderlust #france #traveltips #europe #bucketlist #travel #villages #travelmore #castles #portugal #traveling #palace #roadtrip #avenlylane

This part of the city literally looks too perfect to be real.

11Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland (easily one of the best castles in Scotland)

Eilan Donan Castle, medieval fortress in Scotland.

I can totally imagine a knight rescuing the damsel in distress from this castle.

Read more on Scotland here. 

12Bibury, England

Thankfully the United Kingdom has chosen to preserve this gem.

13St. Basil’s Cathedral (Moscow, Russia)

Legend has it that Tsar Ivan IV blinded the architect after completion of this masterpiece, so the architect could never create something so beautiful again. Ouch, way to say thanks for the hard work.

14Espalion Village, France

Espalion, pictorial small town in southern France.

15Cappadocia region, Turkey

Hot air balloon flying over Cappadocia region, Turkey

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