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1. Want somewhere high up with a lovely view? Perhaps this Mexican castle will fit the bill. It once served as a military academy for boys, and was defended by a group of these boys against the Americans in 1847 during the Mexican-American War. It was also home to Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico during the 1860s. What is this castle?
2. If you're looking for a castle nestled in the hills of Bavaria, this may be just the place. Built in the nineteenth century by King Ludwig II, which castle is one of Germany's most popular tourist attractions, and has featured in several films, including 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'?
3. Perhaps somewhere a little hotter. Which castle, or rather, citadel in Iran, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was a sprawling complex of buildings constructed from adobe bricks, before an earthquake devastated the area in 2003 and left it almost completely destroyed?
4. How about a place in Spain? Located in the Castile and León region, which 12th century Spanish castle has, aside from housing several monarchs over the centuries, been used as a fortress, a military academy and a prison?
5. If you're looking for somewhere fit for a king or queen, look no further. This English castle is one of the largest castles in Europe, and has been used for many years as one of the official residences of the Royal Family. What is the name of this castle, located in the county of Berkshire?
6. How about a picturesque abode? Situated above the banks of the Vltava River in the Czech Republic is which castle, that has been a part of Czech history for well over 1000 years and is home to the country's Crown Jewels?
7. This is perhaps one of the most iconic castles in Europe. Built by Louis XIV in the 17th and 18th centuries, which castle was abandoned by the royal family during the French Revolution, and was also the site where a famous treaty regarding World War I was signed?
8. How about a place with some unique Oriental architecture? Which Japanese castle is the largest in the country, has stood in Hyōgo Prefecture for over 600 years, and was, in 1993, Japan's first World Heritage Site?
9. If you don't mind a bit of ruin, then maybe this place is for you. Attracting many tourists annually due to its famous "stone" is which Irish castle, that has stood near Cork since medieval times?
10. Attracting as many as one million tourists every year, firmly cementing it in the list of the most visited landmarks in the United Kingdom, this Scottish castle has played a large part in the country's military history. What is this castle, the largest in Scotland?
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