25 Most Amazing Moats From Around the World

Posted by , Updated on August 31, 2017

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Moats, as many would recall it, are mostly found surrounding fortresses, castles, and other structures that demand an elevated level of defense. These bodies of water surrounding mighty edifices serve as primary protection so that soldiers and other melee groups will not easily penetrate the guarded territory. Some moats are dug very deep while others are infested with fishes that feast on human flesh. These days however, moats are typically an addition to the beauty and majesty of castles and forts that were once symbols of war. Let us venture into these famous places and visit the 25 most amazing moats around the world.
25

Fagaras Castle (Fagaras, Romania)

254
24

Egeskov Castle (Funen, Denmark)

244
23

Orebro Castle (Orebro, Sweden)

234
22

Fort Macon (Morehead Township, North Carolina)

222
21

Deal Castle (Kent, United Kingdom)

214

20

Scotney Castle (Kent, United Kingdom)

204
19

Herstmonceux Castle (East Sussex, United Kingdom)

194
18

Zitadelle Spandau (Berlin, Germany)

184
17

Hever Castle (Hever, United Kingdom)

174
16

Ightham Mote (Kent, United Kingdom)

164
15

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (Maincy, France)

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (Maincy, France)
14

Leeds Castle (Kent, United Kingdom)

144
13

Gold Pyramid House (Wadsworth, Illinois)

134
12

Castle Loevestein (Poederoijen, Netherlands)

124
11

Caerphilly Castle (Caerphilly, United Kingdom)

114
10

Fort Monroe (Fort Monroe, Virginia)

104
9

Bakong Temple (Siem Reap, Cambodia)

092
8

Beaumaris Castle (Isle of Anglesey, United Kingdom)

084
7

Castillo de San Marcos (St. Augustine, Florida)

074
6

Chateau du Plessis-Bourre (Ecuille, France)

064
5

Muiderslot Castle (Muiden, Netherlands)

054
4

Angkor Wat (Angkor, Cambodia)

044
3

Caerlaverock Castle (Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom)

034
2

Bodiam Castle (East Sussex, England)

024
1

Charles Sieger Home (Miami, Florida)

014

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