How can I guess either is necessary or not to prefix the names of buildings with the article the?

For example:

Rabati Castle is a medieval castle complex in Georgia. It was built in the 9th century. Rabati Castle developed under the influence of different cultures over subsequent centuries and this is reflected in its architecture.

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    You can't. It's Windsor Castle, but The Eiffel Tower. There are no rules as far as I know, but it is more usual to have no article. – Mick Jan 13 '18 at 10:46
  • There may not be hard and fast rules, but there are general tendencies: englishclub.com/grammar/nouns-proper.htm – KarlG Jan 13 '18 at 11:38
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    'The Castle of Mey' is a rare exception to X Castle. You can't be sure to guess correctly; you need to look these things up. – Edwin Ashworth Jan 13 '18 at 12:11

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