Witness the ruins of these epic European castles brought back to life

Mar 26 2020, 5:07 pm

The various castles across Europe provide a unique peek behind the curtain of an extensive and fascinating history that helped shape an entire continent.

Each structure has its own story that transports you back to a time of mystical tales of battles and lineage and triumph.

However, as time moves ever forward, some of these castles fell siege to invaders, takeovers, and age to become ruins.

Now, Australian insurance company¬†Budget Direct, in collaboration with a group of designers and architects, has created a series of seven architectural renders and reconstruction graphics that bring a some of Europe’s epic castle ruins back to their magnificent glory.

As millions of people around the world are working to contain the COVID-19 pandemic by staying at home and practicing physical distancing, this project provides a welcome escape by whisking viewers off to faraway lands and creating some travel inspiration for when they can jet set off once again.

So sit up and scroll on, because the results of these renderings are breathtaking.

Samobor Castle –¬†Samobor, Croatia

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Ch√Ęteau Gaillard –¬†Les Andelys, France

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Dunnottar Castle –¬†Stonehaven, Scotland

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Menlo Castle –¬†Galway City, Ireland

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Olsztyn Castle –¬†Olsztyn, Poland

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SpiŇ° Castle –¬†SpiŇ°sk√© Podhradie, Slovakia

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Poenari Fortress –¬†Valachia, Romani

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