If you're trying to live your best Megan Markle life, you might think that you have to hop on a plane to live in a castle. If Mickey Mouse's magic kingdom is no longer satisfying your palatial needs, did you know that the US has over a hundred castles of its very own? Granted, most of them aren't anywhere near as old as the fortresses you'd find in the English countryside or of those French châteaus. Nevertheless, these castles are pretty stunning to look at and have a special place in US history.


1. Boldt Castle, Alexandria Bay, New York

In 1900, hotel magnate George C. Boldt decided he would build a dream summer home for his wife. He envisioned a six-story 120-room castle in the Rhineland style and spared no expense to realize his vision. It took the work of 300 stonemasons, carpenters, and decorators to build, with marble imported from Italy. Sadly, his wife passed away before the castle was completed, and for 70 years the property remained unfinished. It has since been restored and is now open to visitors daily.

Castle by the water Ivar_H / Getty Images

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