This Road Trip To Georgia’s Most Majestic Castles Is Like Something From A Fairytale
Did you know that Georgia was home to a handful of castles? Most likely not. Heck, we weren’t even aware of a few of these until we came across them. In fact, last year we wrote about a castle in Georgia that was for sale! You can read all about it
The good news is, if you’re a fan of castles or you simply are all about Game of Thrones and need an awesome photo op, then this is your chance to check out Georgia’s most majestic castles. It will feel like you’re in Scotland, yet you won’t even have to leave the comfort of your home state. Fill up your tank, get your closest friends together, and take a road trip through Georgia that you’ll never forget.
The entire trip takes just around 8.5 hours, which makes it the perfect weekend road trip idea. You can find the entire map
1. Bonnie Castle – Colley St, Grantville, GA 30220
Bonnie Castle is said to have a fascinating history and is an awesome stop for this castle road trip. Why? Because rumor has it that Bonnie Castle is extremely haunted. The good news, though, is that you can spend the night at the castle in their Bed & Breakfast and learn for yourself whether or not the paranormal live there.
2. The Castle Atlanta – 87 15th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
This is one of those architectural wonders that you HAVE to visit. The Castle, also known as Fort Peace, is the former home of a rich agricultural supplier. Although closed for renovations now, The Castle is said to be reopening better than ever later this year.
3. Rhodes Hall Atlanta – 1516 West Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA
Rhodes Memorial Hall was built in 1904, and is a historic house in the heart of Atanta. Rhodes has been a landmark staple, and even can be used as a wedding venue, or event hall. Who said getting married in a castle was hard?
4. Cagle Castle – 12570 Arnold Mill Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30004
Although protected with a fence and dubbed private property, Cagle Castle is a huge tourist attraction for residents and visitors to Georgia. Many people call this “Dwarf Castle” and really, you have to see it to believe it.
5. Cavender Castle – 121 Cavender Castle Drive, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Cavender Castle is your next stop on this castle road trip, and perhaps one of the best. Many people choose to visit this family-owned castle in hopes to marry their beloved on the beautifully preserved grounds. Talk about some magical wedding photos!
6. Castlehawk Estate – 436 Liberty Church Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734
This beautiful and majestic property was once on the market for a cool $2mil. Sitting on over 70 acres, this stone castle boasts 12 in thick walls, a custom indoor swimming pool, and a 3-acre stocked pond.
7. Menlo Castle – 33300 Highway 157, Menlo, GA 30731
Have you ever wanted to buy your own castle? Just live out your days walking the grounds and planning where to put your moat? Well this castle in Georgia is for sale, and well worth the price simply to tell your friends you live in a castle.
8. Wilder Tower – Glenn-Viniard Rd, Chickamauga, GA 30707
The Wilder Tower is often overlooked, but is a very important castle in Georgia. This 86-foot stone castle boasts commanding views of the park, but also provides a bit of history as to why the tower was erected in the first place.
9. Eagle Owl Castle – 571 Ridge Rd, Helen, Georgia
This medieval renaissance castle was built with one idea in mind: to be a philosophical place dedicated to how humankind has tried to understand life. You can’t really blame the builder, who was a twenty year psychology professor before diving deep into design and building.
Your homework assignment after completing this majestic road trip is to report back to us with what you saw! We’d love to see how many people enjoy this quirky road trip.
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