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Magical Castles Near Austin That Are Straight Out of a Fairytale

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Lords, ladies, kings, and queens! Discover these fairytale castles near Austin to be transported to a magical world just outside of the city. From wedding venues to wine tastings, these unique spots each have their own charm. Exploring these castles is also the perfect family-friendly activity to bring your little princes and princesses on!  

 

After visiting one of the most well-known and beautiful castles in the world, Neuschwanstein Castle, Kim and Terry Young were inspired to bring a little piece of Bavaria back to Texas. While touring the interior, the Youngs were captivated by seeing the plans for another castle that was never built on display. King Ludwig II, the commissioner of Neuschwanstein Castle, was planning to build another castle called Castle Falkenstein.

After their trip, the Youngs decided to create Falkenstein in Burnet, Texas of all places! This magical castle near Austin is now a popular wedding and event venue that sits nestled in the Texas Hill Country. If you would like to visit, an appointment is required as it serves as a private residence.

📍 7400 Park Rd 4 S, Burnet, TX 78611

Please excuse me while I hardcore FAN GIRL this Game of Thrones-inspired wedding at Newman’s Castle! This magical castle near Austin is located in Bellville, Texas, and acts a popular spot for weddings, wine tastings, and other special events. They also have Newman’s Bakery on site with tons of sweet treats to snack on! 

In true castle fashion, Newman’s Castle is surrounded by a moat and functional drawbridge to keep all enemies out. Escape to this Westeros oasis as you stroll through the castle, courtyard, and chapel on a tour. Reservations are required.

🗓 MON-FRI | 4AM-5:30PM
🗓 SAT-SUN | 4AM-5PM

📍 504 E Main St, Bellville, TX 77418

Smythwick Castle and Lodge is a truly enchanting spot in the Texas Hill Country with ten acres full of waterfalls, ponds, a gorgeous courtyard, and wild peacocks that roam the grounds. The property accommodates up to ten guests overnight across their five luxury bedrooms.

Smythwick is a popular outdoor wedding venue near Austin and they also host a weekly farmers market where you can purchase locally grown produce.

📍 12615 East FM 1431, Marble Falls, TX

A castle near Austin with wine?! That’s my kind of fairytale! The 290 Wine Castle offers bar top tastings, private tastings, and food and wine pairings that will make you feel like a king and queen for the day. The throne room inside this castle will truly have you feeling like royalty!

This castle is the perfect spot for a wedding, birthday party, bachelorette party, or event a corporate event! The 290 Wine Castle has a dungeon, a tasting room, a covered patio, a balcony, and a rooftop, so there are many spots to sip on wine while enjoying the different vibes of each spot. Views of the surrounding Texas Hill Country are stunning from the rooftop so this is the perfect place to take photos with your group. 

The main tasting room is currently by reservation only due to COVID restrictions.

🗓 MON-THU | 12PM-5PM 
🗓 FRI | 12PM-6PM
🗓 SAT | 11AM-7:30 (Reservations required on Saturdays)
🗓 SUN | 11:30AM-6:30PM

📍 101 Durango, Johnson City, TX 78636

Castle Avalon is a castle near Austin fit for a king. Located in the Texas Hill Country, the picturesque grounds act as a backdrop for weddings and special events. The grand ballroom is truly something out of a fairytale which makes it one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Austin.

🗓 TUE-SAT | 9AM-5PM

📍 10900 Hwy 46 West, New Braunfels, TX

Looking For More Things To Do?

If you are looking for more events and activities in Austin, then look no further. Check out our Austin City Guide page and explore more guides like the most magical castles near Austin!

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Mina Garagozlo

Mina Garagozlo

Mina is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.

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