14 June 2016 by Anna Staford
Accommodation is one of the key elements to plan before your trip. While your first thought might be a hotel, or apartment, why not consider a castle? The room letting website Airbnb has many listings of castles available for tourists to rent. In fact, more than a million properties from over 190 countries are listed on the website. Check out the list of Airbnb castles below to discover where you can book a unique room for your next trip.
The Gatehouse to Ayton Castle in Berwickshire is available to rent for holidays. At £85 a night, guests can enjoy access to castle grounds and the river walk. The Ayton Castle is built from pink sandstone in the archetypal Scots baronial style. Rooms comfortably accommodates two guests.
At £104 a night, up to 5 guests can enjoy a getaway in this beautiful, medieval castle. It has been restored using its traditional limestone and oak beams with a modern touch of solar water heating. This castle is more than 600 years old, built with solid stone with fireplaces to keep you warm. Galway is just a 25 minute drive from the castle. With its winding staircases and historical artefacts, this castle definitely provides some unique accommodation.
This Victorian beauty is a family home with gothic windows, battlements, turrets, stained glass and oak panelling. Breakfast is included in the stay, which is £140 a night. This castle was built in 1841 and has been recently restored by the owners who now rent out the rooms. Nearby are the stunning national parks of The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.
Stay in this delightful seafront Dubrovnik noble family-s XVI Century Summer Castle in Croatia for £352 a night. This castle accommodate up to 16 people with 8 bedrooms and 11 beds. It was refurbished in 2013 and offers more than 350 years of history. With an ocean view, a garden and summer kitchen, this castle makes a fabulous summer getaway for a group of friends or family.
The Castle of Sologne is a summer rental home, available for £148 per night. This castle has a long history and its stunning architecture has been restored by the owner. A swimming pool and garden are on site along with access to a kitchen. This castle resides on a riverfront and gives guests access to the nearby park as well.
In this Italian Castelnuovo Berardenga castle, guests can sleep in the Vescovo Tower for £225 a night. The castle is made of stone with frescoed walls and antique furniture. You can experience the authenticity of the historic Castle of Montalto in one of the most pristine parts of the Chianti region of Tuscany. Included in the price is access to the swimming pool, tennis court, bocce ball, ping pong, bicycles, a small playground, a barbecue pit and maps to explore the trails through the woods around the castle. Don’t miss out on this medieval castle experience.
With its medieval architecture and the surrounding greenery, this Scottish castle provides a wonderful getaway for up to 6 guests for £500 a night. The Balvaird Apartment at Scone Palace was once used as a site for crowning Scottish kings. It was also once home to the Stone of Scone, or Stone of Destiny. Guests have access to the grounds of the Scone Palace and their stay also includes a tour of the Palace. This lovely castle is set in 100 acres of park and grounds near the River Tay just 2 miles from Perth.
So why not try one of the unique castle options above for your next stay away? You can find more historic buildings with rooms available for rent at Airbnb. Remember to include some quality travel insurance cover in your plans to ensure you are covered for any unexpected mishaps. Enjoy your travels!
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