Chillon Castle

Chillon Castle was made popular by Lord Byron, who wrote the poem The Prisoner of ChillonĀ  (1816) about Francois de Bonivard a Genevois monk and politician who was imprisoned there from 1530 to 1536; Byron also carved his name on a pillar of the dungeon.

According to the castle website Chillon is listed as "Switzerlands most visited historic monument". There is a fee for entrance and there is parking nearby. Inside the castle there are several recreations of the interiors of some of the main rooms including the grand bedroom, hall and cave stores. The outside view is probably the biggest attraction.