Staying In Any of These Castle Hotels Will Have You Feeling Like Royalty!
When you were a young girl, did you dream of one day having your own castle? Blame all those Disney Princess movies… but we’re pretty sure there’s not one little girl who didn’t at one point or another demand a castle. Now that you’re older and wiser, you probably have noticed that not just anyone gets a castle; however, you may also be aware that some of the biggest and most beautiful castles in the world have been preserved in turned into luxurious hotels for people just like you to visit! So… what are you waiting for? Don’t delay that castle life dream any longer; look into staying at one of these fantastic castles in Europe as soon as you can!
Castel Porrona in Tuscany, Italy
What could be more romantic and luxurious than staying in a castle in Tuscany’s rolling hills? The Castel Porrona sits right alongside a quaint little village that dates back to the 11th century. Wine lovers rejoice: it’s surrounded by vineyards, as well as sunflower fields and olive groves. Each room offers supreme views, that beckon visitors to stay a little longer.
If you’re not dying to go to Europe now, we’re not sure you ever will be. Don’t take that trip and scrimp on your accommodations, though; splurge and stay in a fitting place for a queen!
Ashford Castle, Ireland
You’ve probably heard that Ireland is home to some of the most magnificent castles on the planet, and it’s absolutely true. The Ashford Castle‘s first stones were laid in 1228, and has turrets and ramparts, dark armour and oak panelling, Waterford chandeliers and rococo glit mirrors: it doesn’t get more regal than that. Perhaps you’d like more than the royal feeling you get from staying in one of it’s 83 bedrooms; there’s also a world class spa, and a massive wooded parkland on site.
Hotel de la Cite in Carcassonne, France
If you guessed that France had one of the most beautiful castle hotels on the planet, you’d be right. Carcassonne is itself a fairytale city, so where better to stay than in a castle? This castle is the only one set around the UNESCO World Heritage Site, which means that it’s tourist central at night. The great news about that? When they depart during the day, you essentially have the entire castle to yourself. So enjoy that drink on the terrace at sunset, and take in that amazing view.
Schlosshotel in Igls, Austria
Step foot into this beautifully grand wonderland, built more than 100 years ago. There’s a ton of history in this castle, built as a summer home for a German doctor. It served as a base for the German air force during WWII, and was taken over by occupying French and American troops shortly after. Today? It’s a five star hotel that sits in the heart of the Tyrolean mountains. Absolutely breathtaking.
Swinton Park in Masham, England
This 30 bedroom luxury castle hotel boasts turrets, long echoing corridors and grand staircases that lead up to individually designed bedrooms. It is, without a doubt, English country living at its finest!