The 10 Best Castles to Check out in Florida

Florida isn’t the first place that springs to mind when you think of castles, but you’d be surprised at just how many there are.

Hogwarts Castle, Orlando

The castles is located inside of the Universal Studios and Islands of Adventures theme parks, and a two-park ticket is required for guests who want to visit the entirety of Hogwarts.

Castle Ottis, St. Augustine

St. Augustine has several castles, including the very majestic Castle Ottis.

Cinderella Castle, Orlando

Granted, there’s nothing historic or architecturally significant about Cinderella Castle in Disney’s Magic Kingdom, but it’s in Florida, it’s a castle, and it’s a ton of fun.

Loews Don Cesar Hotel, St. Petersburg

Heavily influenced by Mediterranean and Moorish styles, it’s a beautiful sight, with a red clay tile roof, tower-like upper stories, and soaring arches.

Villa Zorayada, St. Augustine

Castles and eccentrics seem to go together like love and marriage.