Here are Castles in the ATX area!

Don't have to be a princess to live in one

October 27, 2020
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Have you watched many shows / movies with castles in them? The more you see them, the more you'd love to stay in them. Maybe own one if you had the dough?  Have you spotted the Castles right in our own backyard in Austin? Quickly driving past thinking about the 411 on it. Well, I found this to be a treat running across this list of where to find castles in the ATX area. Also a bit about them. I thought I would share the fun with you. 


Pemberton Castle 1415 Woolridge Drive, Austin 

 The movie 'Blank Check' that was filmed in Austin. The house the kiddo bought is the Pemberton Castle. It was built in the 1890s as a cylindrical water tower. Converted into a small castle in the 1920s. Rumor has it that the house is now owned by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez.

 

Newman’s Castle just outside of Bellville

The owner, Mike Newman regularly opens his castle to tours of all sizes showing off his custom-created fortress. Here's 10 Fun Things about Newman's Castle

 

Falkenstein Castle 7400 Park Road 4 South Burnet, TX 78611

Falkenstein Castle is in the heart of the hill country at around 175,000 square feet on 113 acres. It recently reopened to the public again for private events, weddings, tours and lodging by reservation only. A Burnet Texas businessman, architect and developer Mr. Terry Young and his wife Kim took a long-awaited European vacation. They were inspired by the Neuschwanstein Castle built by King Ludwig the Il, which also inspired the creation of the Walk Disney Castle. Their inspiration appeared in Brunet, TX.  

 

Sherwood Forest Faire Located in McDade, TX  35 Miles East of Austin

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Sherwood Forest Virtual Faire Presents:⠀ Castle Siege with Robin Hood⠀ Sherwood Players Cast Show⠀ ⠀ As the history buffs amongst us may know, King Richard the Lionheart died in April of 1199. We aren't aware of a medieval or renaissance festival theatre troupe that has produced the King's death as a theatrical performance (I mean really, how do you go to Pub Sing after that?) The Sherwood Players have done it brilliantly. Join us Saturday at Noon on our YouTube channel to see this one of a kind performance. ⠀ ⠀ The finale of the Robin Hood shows is traditionally called the Castle Siege. This action-packed stunt show brings you sword-fighting, special effects, and explosive clashes between bitter rivals. Come join the crowd of eager villagers, and help Robin Hood defeat the enemies of our faire England! ⠀ ⠀ Link in Bio⠀ #beaconsarelit #quarantine #aid #donate #virtualfaire #sherwoodforestfaire #medievalfun #music #jousting #falconry #fire #juggling #sword #Austin #medievalfestival #renaissancefestival #texas #renfaire #archery #pub #pubsing

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Sherwood Forest Faire have 3 venues, Nottingham Castle's Great Hall, 7 Sisters Sacred Stone Circle and Maid Marian's Chapel. The Great Hall includes 5 bedrooms for guests to stay in year-round with large, heavy furniture, high-quality beds, oriental-style rugs, tapestries and other touches making one feel like a royal noble at home. 

 

290 Wine Castle in Johnson City

290 Wine Castle is 5 miles west of Johnson city on the 290 wine trail so it's rightly includes medieval wine tastings. In October they offer a haunted dungeon experience. Be sure to take a photo by the drawbridge. 

 

 Smythwick Castle & Lodge near Marble Falls

Smythwick is described as a country castle that's on 10 acres with waterfalls, ponds and grand old oak trees.  It's outdoor venue is the perfect setting for weddings and special event. There are accomodations to stay overnight with up to 10 guests. Farmers market too.

 

Castle Avalon10 minute drive from New Braunfels on Highway 46 West. 

Castle Avalon has a twenty-two foot tall gatehouse nestled in the enchanted part of the Texas Hill Country. It's captivating beauty welcomes many weddings and special events. You'll feel like a princess in the elegant grand ballroom.

A short castle roadtrip is calling ... thanks to Austin.com