15 Fairytale Travel Destinations You HAVE To See

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The most beautiful fairytale places in the world 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 fairytale like place you’ve ever visited?

15 of the Best Fairytale Destinations From All Over the World

Estaing, France

Estaing 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

Neuschwanstein Castle – Best Castle in Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

One of the most fairytale places to travel to. 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.

Lavender Fields in Provence, France

Lavender Fields in Provence France

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

Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar

Avenue of the Baobabs Madagascar

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

Pena Palace in Sintra, Portugal

Pena Palace in Sintra Portugal

Fairy Palace against a sunset sky in Sintra, Portugal.

Nuuk, Greenland

Nuuk Greenland

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

Related: Best Things to do in Greenland

Mont Saint Michel, France

Mont 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!

Book your tour: Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey Ticket & Self-Guided Tour

Colmar, France

Fairytale town of Colmar France

This fairytale village in France borders I can see Belle from Beauty and the Beast singing “bonjour” going through this little town. Colmar is one of the most famous fairytale towns in Europe.

Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland

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

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Czech Republic

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

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

Eilean Donan Castle Scotland

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

Read more on Scotland here. 

Bibury, England

Bibury England

Thankfully the United Kingdom has chosen to preserve this gem.

St. Basil’s Cathedral (Moscow, Russia)

St. Basil’s Cathedral in 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.

Espalion Village, France

Espalion Village France

Espalion, pictorial small town in southern France.

Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia Turkey

Hot air balloon flying over Cappadocia region, Turkey

Thank you so much for reading! What are your favorite fairytale places in the world?

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  1. Espalion Village, France seems absolutely amazing! I need to find a way to get there, and to get there quickly. The picture of it basically represents my dream life. If I go there, I may not come home haha

  2. So many amazing destinations! I’ve been to Colmar before and love it! I think most of those other places are on my list and it’s hard to choose which ones I’d want to go to most.

  3. These places surely remind of some fairyland or Alice in Wonderland. Your blog is really very impressive and worth a read.


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