The ruins of the Kilchurn Castle can be found in Loch Awe, Argyll, and Bute, Scotland. Built in the 15th century to serve as a base for the Scottish Clan Campbell, it was later abandoned by members of the clan and ruined by 1770.
During the summer, visitors can still come and explore the preserved site and see what’s left of the castle, now belonging to the Historic Environment Scotland.
The Abandoned Village of Kayaköy in Turkey
In southwest Turkey, 8 km south of Fethiye, lies the now-empty village of Kayaköy. The village was almost entirely depopulated of its Greek residents during World War I, and a 1923 treaty between Turkey and Greece officially barred the former villagers from ever returning.
The preserved Kayaköy now serves as a museum village, filled with Greek houses and churches for tourists to explore.
The Ghost Town of Berlin in Nevada
The Berlin, NV ghost town, built in the 1890s, is now part of the Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park on Highway 50. A large portion of the town's buildings was preserved (not in top shape, obviously), as well as some old vehicles and other historic items.
This image shows an old car that we can only imagine was once driven by a former town resident.
Abandoned Village in St. Kilda, Scotland
The cleits (stone huts) in the image belong to the once-populated, medieval village of Hirta in the Scottish archipelago of St. Kilda located in the North Atlantic Ocean. The sea cliffs in Hirta are the highest ones in the entire United Kingdom.
The village was never packed with people: its number of residents varied between a few dozen and almost 200 residents for a few centuries. It was finally evacuated in 1930 due to illness brought by tourists and the First World War. Nevertheless, it remains a popular destination among scientists and conservation workers.
The Grand Theater in Lebanon
This formerly magnificent, abandoned theater, also called the Grand Théâtre des Mille et Une Nuits, is located in the city of Beirut in Lebanon. Built in the 1920s as part of a larger commercial center and featuring no less than 630 seats, it hosted both film productions and international performances from various countries, like the French Ballet des Champs-Elysées and legendary Egyptian singer Um Kalthoum.
In the image, one can see its uniquely decorated domed ceiling. During the Lebanese civil war, it suffered severe damage and went out of use.