Peleș Castle
Peleș Castle
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This 19th-century castle was commissioned by King Carol I and is considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Europe.
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  • slhokie
    Sugar Land, Texas577 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Germanic in Design
    This is Germanic with lots of heavy walnut and an excellent armory collection. It is a beautiful location with limited gardens in front of it. The surrounding area is very touristy. Expect a long walk to get to it - downhill on the way and uphill on the way back.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Bea T
    Irvine, California633 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing castle!
    Our tour to Transilvania, on the way to visit Dracula’s castle, included a stop in Peles Castle. What an amazing place! Its interior is very ornate with elaborate wood carvings from top to bottom, gorgeous Murano chandeliers and stain glass windows and roofs, and one of the largest weapons collections I’ve ever seen! It was a sensory overload experience but so worth it. I wish we'd spent more time in this castle to enjoy all the details. This is a must visit place!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 July 2023
  • TTW103
    Madrid, Spain79 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic
    Beautiful castle with elaborate furnishings and woodwork. The first floor (optional) contained the music room, bedrooms and guest quarters and were worthwhile visiting too. We arrived when the castle opened so were able to (largely) beat the crowds and park fairly close by.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Joliee
    London, United Kingdom147 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful castle, serene location
    Peles castle is a gem in the Romanian mountains. The architectural style is truly stunning and the location, right in the heart of the forest is breathtaking. Unfortunately, there are long-due repairs that the castle needs that are waiting to happen. I hope the administration takes action before too late.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Anfalas
    Martin, Slovakia41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most beautiful castles out there
    Really majestic castle to visit in Romania. Interior was masterpiece in every room, sealings, detailed wood work, tables with information in 5 languages. Entry was 50 Lei for basic tour (ground floor) and it takes up to 1 hour. Parking was nearby for 6 Lei per hour. There was also lot of shops where u can buy souvenirs and restaurants. Definitely would recommend this if you are nearby.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 August 2023
  • D WishZ
    Bucharest, Romania282 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Back to King's Time
    It is a wonderful thing to see from own eyes.Situated in incredible location.It was a summer castle of the Romania⁩n first king Carol 1. Interior and exterior architecture is magnificent.It was a europe very first castle having the electricity from the beginning. It has a elevator at 18 century wow! To see paintings on ceiling no need to look up just need to see mirror in side wall.each and every room have different architect. There sre so much things to learn and see you must go to Peleș Castle 😇
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 September 2023
  • robbycox
    Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom1,562 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A "must do" for Castle lovers!
    We visited with our tour guide who parked his van in a privileged position so were very lucky as he parked very close to the entrance as when we left after our visit there were streams and streams of people walking down the steep hill towards the castle so it’s best to get there as early as you can to avoid the crowds. As for the castle itself it’s absolutely breath taking. Simply stunning. From artwork to (suits of) armour, statues, sculptures and engraving as well as a huge medieval weapons collection it’s an experience well worth immersing yourself in. The views from the castle steps are beautiful and there’s a little of the grounds to walk around as well out the front. You can easily spend half a day there looking around inside, maybe longer if you opt for some of the other floors of the castle that aren’t included in the initial basic ticket price. There’s a really nice café there with chairs and tables under parasols to keep the sun off while you enjoy a bite to eat and a drink and depending on where you choose to sit there’s some lovely views from there as well. This was one of the many highlights we had visiting Romania and I can’t help thinking that other castle visits in other countries will now pale in comparison to this inspiring place.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 September 2023
  • Jeremy T
    London, United Kingdom37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go by train and avoid the rush of a big organised tour
    We took the train from Bucharest to Sinaia which was really easy and cheap rather than travel on a large, busy organised tour. Doing it that way we were able to spend as long as we liked at the castle and get deeper into its history. The walk from the station is uphill all the way but is really pleasant through parks and woodland and takes about 35 minutes. The castle (or palace really) is beautiful and its location is stunning. Give yourself enough time to visit all the floors that are open. You'll see the contrast between the Royal apartments and those on the upper floor for guests and important staff! The town itself is a little touristy but that's to be expected and has some nice restaurants and bars.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 September 2023
  • Dolive75
    Leicester, United Kingdom600 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the experience
    Beautiful views and amazing castle. Not too badly priced about £6 to get in. This was student price. Lovely gardens and views of mountains. Amazing building inside with influence from all over the world. Negatives was the amount of people there, was so busy you queue to get in and the queue for toilets was mad. Still def worth a visit though
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 December 2023
  • stephens473
    Nottingham, United Kingdom409 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Historical Castle
    The drop off point for the coach is a long walk along very uneven surfaces and up hill all the way on the return trip. However the walk is worth it as the Castle Interiors are breathtaking. So much to see with room after room of beautiful stained glass , furniture and murano glass chandeliers. Too much to list here but a definite must visit.Beautiful gardens and mountain views. ....be prepared to queue even if you have " beat the queue tickets "
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 March 2024
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Wiseolly
Llandudno, UK283 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Of course scaffolding up and waiting line. With coach group. Very over the top Bavarian and quite depressing. Filled with extravagance and possibly not to the occupants tastes. Queen Elizabeth was extremely talented in languages, music and writing. We come from Llandudno, North Wales, two minutes from Romania Drive, Queen's Park and Carmen Sylva Road. Carmen was the Queen's pseudonym and she allowed roads to be named after her after her happy visit to our town. It was good for us to identify with an especially talented highly respected Queen.
Entrance is for bottom floors but would have liked to pay extra and have the option to go upstairs to the bedrooms and views. Venetian glass chandeliers immense and the original massive mirrors.
Written 2 July 2024
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csavu
Jonesboro, AR7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
This is a schizophrenic review. 5+ stars for the place, hands down. Amazing artifacts and gorgeous architecture in a fairytale setting. Unfortunately, this gem is left completely unexploited by what I can only imagine is irresponsibly incompetent management. Unless you come with a guided tour, you are left to hover around aimlessly and then ushered out. As a native, I was long ago quite familiar with the storied histories of this place, brought back to memory by my gentle prodding of the staff, who acted almost fearful to show their vast knowledge. It almost felt like they were instructed to be mostly guards under rigid rules.
Ideally, Peles would become one of the top 3-5 attractions in Romania (and a huge cash cow in the process), where a steady stream of tourist groups are taken on trips in times of grace, elegance, hidden love, alliances, and betrayals, guided by charming, highly educated, and enthusiastic staff members who seem to burst with the desire to rightfully brag about this proud Romanian jewel. What a pity, what a waste!
Anybody?...
Written 25 June 2024
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Tigertribal
Craigavon, UK1,044 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Neo-Renaissance summer Royal castle.

Beautiful interior decorated with carved wood, chandeliers, armour & lots more.

Photography permitted, free.

Toilets on site (Lei 2).
Written 25 June 2024
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Twooshoes
Perth, Australia22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Worth the hype! I am not a museum/touristville traveller and upon arriving in Bucharest, many Romanians told us this was a must do. So I cautiously made the trip. I was left speechless and totally mind blown by what we saw! We self guided as tours are not for us. The upside was we could explore 3 floors. The tours do only the first floor.
Written 9 June 2024
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rama1
Melbourne, Australia1,187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
If you like carved wood then this is the perfect place for you.
Not really a castle in the European style but a mixture of large hunting lodge and kings home.
Very easy to navigate with good multi lingual signage.
Can get crowded and part of exterior with under renovation.
Written 4 June 2024
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Ronin28
San Francisco235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Beautiful castle and worth visiting, just be prepared for the crowds. I wish they would have this organized better. Huge groups and hoards of people standing around a small door, and they let in a few people at a time. Loud group leaders that really take away from the experience. They do have upgraded tickets to the second floor, which I would recommend to avoid the crowds. Otherwise beautiful woodwork and furnishings inside.
Written 3 June 2024
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Ann B
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Love the place. I could have spent more time here. A lot of walking involved, over uneven ground courtesy of the rabbits.
Written 29 May 2024
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Laurapenny29
Telford, UK33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is a lovely castle and is definitely worth a visit! We got the train from Brosov to Sinaia to see the castle and walked up to see it. The only reason that this review is not 5 stars is because we were disappointed to see that there was scaffolding on the front of the castle, which made the inital view of the castle underwhelming.

We paid about £10 each for the basic tour and we felt that this was enough. Inside of the castle is beautiful and well kept.

Would recommend if you are in Brasov!
Written 29 May 2024
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Akkers1
London, UK1,057 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This castle is a very interesting place and was the summer residence of King Carol l and his Queen and he ruled the country till his death in 1914.
The architecture here is quite stunning and charming, with different themed rooms and various eye catching items like art work etc.
I also really liked the grounds which were pretty and well kept. There are also some good views of the surrounding countryside.
This castle is well worth a visit but please note that the queues can be very long, so try and get there early.
Written 28 May 2024
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EvelynHamilton_NJ
Hamilton, NJ95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I am fortunate to be able to travel and visited many European castles and palaces, including Windsor, Versailles and Schönbrunn. However, there is something special about Peleș Castle. This castle is quite modern, built between 1873 and 1914 and was built with modern amenities like central heating. More than that, it's gorgeous with its many ornate wood carvings.
Written 17 May 2024
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