Still sad you didn’t get an invite to the royal wedding? Even if you missed the chance to celebrate at Windsor Castle, there are plenty of other opportunities to visit a castle. Airbnb has plenty of incredible estates all over Europe available to rent. From a French chateaux to gothic stone castles complete with turrets there is a vast variety of castles on Airbnb to stay at.
It is your turn to feel like royalty and stay at a fairy-tale castle and live your fantasy of feeling like a king or a queen for a day. No matter if you are traveling solo, or with a group celebrating a wedding there is a castle perfect for your next vacation. You’ll feel like royalty in any of these incredible estates all over Europe that are just stunning and are available to rent on Airbnb for the same price (or less) than the cost of an average hotel room!
That is right staying in a castle is genuinely something you can afford! Many of the castles listed range from $15 to $100 a night per person which is a very reasonable price for such a memorable experience.
21 Volto Castle - $193 a night ($48.25 a person)
Relax in the lush countryside of Monselice, Italy at Volto Castle. Within the castle, you can rent a two bedroom apartment that comfortably sleeps 4. The unit offers 2 bedrooms (a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, and an additional sofa bed), and 1 bathroom with a spectacular vintage tub. Within the apartment, there is a rustic chic living room with a cozy fireplace and a small kitchen.
To keep you entertained the castle offers a heated pool, jacuzzi, free use of bicycles, and free picking of the fruit and vegetables in the orchard if in season. Wine enthusiasts will love staying here as they produce organic wine on site, and you can visit their ancient wine cellars or sample their wine at the wine bar.
20 Dunskey Castle - $542 a night ($33.88 a person)
Perfect for weddings or large group gatherings, Dunskey Castle is an Edwardian castle that you can rent in Portpatrick, Scotland. The massive castle is decorated in stately period furniture, and offers 18 bedrooms with 20 beds and 16.5 bathrooms, and can comfortably accommodate over 16 people. Within the palace, you can enjoy the grand library with a collection of classic literature, play a game in the billiard room or relax in one of the large tubs. The castle is situated on 2000 acres where it offers not only a fantastic hedge maze but 3 beaches, 2 waterfalls, and a walled garden for you to explore.
19 Blackcraig Castle - $163 a night ($40.75 a person)
Spend the night in Blackcraig Castle built in 1856, surrounded by miles of forests in the peaceful Ballintuim, Scotland. The extensively restored Scottish castle has a spacious private garden apartment that has 2 bedrooms and comfortably sleeps 4, 2 bathrooms, along with a small but modern kitchen and a cozy living room. It is the perfect place to spend some time outdoors enjoying the Scottish countryside by hiking, fishing, or playing croquet. There is also plenty of nearby activities only a short drive away, such as skiing, a national park, a whiskey distillery, and several local pubs and restaurants.
18 Cregg Castle - $72 a night ($14.40 a person)
Book a room in Cregg Castle, built in 1648 which is located in Galway Ireland. Set on 180 acres of pastures and woodlands the castle's peaceful setting is yours to explore. For under $72 a night you can sleep up to 5 people in the 1 bedroom unit that has 3 beds (2 double beds and 1 single bed) and 1 bathroom. Renting the room also provides access to the castle kitchen and the rest of the grounds where you can explore the art gallery, or relax with a drink and play a game of cards in the evening in the main room. Outside would be the perfect place for a photoshoot next to the castle but there are plenty of other beautiful spots to photograph too such as with the ponies in the stables, the blossoms in the apple orchard and the old ruin church.
17 Abbeyglen Castle - $59 a night ($29.50 a person)
For less than the price of your average hotel, you can stay in at Abbeyglen Castle which is near Clifden, Ireland. For a truly luxurious experience, guests of the castle are provided complimentary champagne and cheese in the evening and afternoon tea and scones, along with a full breakfast. With plenty of rooms available for rent, it is easy to go with a group and have everyone book their own room. The castle is the perfect place to relax or mingle with other guests in the drawing room, piano bar, restaurant, or you can head outdoors to visit the gardens, tennis courts, or hot tub. Set on the hillside overlooking Clifden Bay it is only a 5-minute walk to local restaurants and shops.
16 Somerleyton Hall - $3646 a night ($303.83 a person)
For the ultimate Irish fairy-tale experience, you can stay at Somerleyton Hall the home of Lord and Lady Somerleyton. Located on 5000 acres the massive British castle is one of the most beautiful homes in Britain and can accommodate up to 12 guests in one of the wings of the palace. Located 2 hours outside of London, Somerleyton is easily accessible by car or by train. Your accommodations will include full and solo access to the main house which consists of 10 bedrooms (with 10 beds), 8 bathrooms, a living room, kitchen, and library.
At Somerleyton Hall there is plenty to do as the property has an entire village with two pubs, shops, a lake where you can enjoy water sports and swimming, beautiful gardens to explore, a mountain bike and running trail, and even a maze to get lost in!
15 Upton Castle - $122 a night ($61 a person)
Step back in time in this 700-year-old castle by staying at Upton Castle in Wales. Built in the 13th century the stone wall castle offers a bed and breakfast where you can stay in the west wing of the palace in the private suite that has a queen size bed and a private bathroom. Around the castle, you can explore the historic gardens and woodlands where you might see the castle’s peacocks and horses. Ideally situated, Upton Castle is only 7 miles away from beautiful beaches, and a short drive from two historic towns where you can enjoy a variety of restaurants, pubs, and boutiques.
14 Chateau Courcelles Roy - $1318 a night ($82.75 a person)
Have your own fairy-tale moment by staying at the luxurious Chateau Courcelles Roy in Loire Valley, France. The massive chateau has 10 bedrooms (16 beds) and 8 bathrooms and can comfortably sleep up over 16 people. At the castle, they have everything you might need to host a large event and keep everyone entertained. For meals, you can host a BBQ, cook for the group in one of the 2 kitchens, or request the service of a chef to prepare a gourmet meal which can be enjoyed either in the massive dining room or outdoor patio both which can seat up to 24 people. After a meal, there is plenty to do, including enjoying the pool, gym, sports room, clubhouse and exploring the beautiful grounds.
13 Wilton Castle - $1198 a night ($85.57 a person)
This luxuriously furnished 13th-century castle sits along the Boro River and peaceful countryside of Bree, Ireland. The elegance Wilton Castle would be perfect for a wedding or celebration and can accommodate 14 guests in the 7 bedrooms (3 king beds, 4 queen beds, and 2 sofa beds) 6.5 bath available to rent. Near the castle there is plenty to keep you entertained, such as you can go horseback riding, take a boat tour, enjoy a walking tour of Wexford, go golfing, hike through a National Heritage Park or visit the sweet-smelling Wexford Lavender Farm. Just a short 2-hour drive outside of Dublin you can experience staying at a castle, and see the beautiful Irish countryside.
12 Augill Castle - $244 a night ($122 a person)
Augill Castle is a stunning castle built in 1841 and now operates as a bed and breakfast in Cumbria, England. There are 7 rooms available, and when booking, you can pick which suite you prefer with some of the bedrooms offering 4 poster beds and fireplaces. Or if you are traveling with a large group, you can book the entire castle and have a fully catered stay for up to 34 people. Breakfast is included in your stay, but if you wish you can add all your meals for an additional cost. Set on 15 acres in the peaceful countryside, you have free-run to explore the castle which is complete with gothic windows, torrents, stain glass and oak paneling.
11 Villa Chianti - $493 a night ($61.62 a person)
Villa Chianti is beautiful a medieval castle in the Chianti region of Florence, Italy that offers a charming stay outside of the city. In the castle, you can stay in the private apartment which accommodates 8 guests and has 3 bedrooms (8 beds),2 bathrooms, a full kitchen, and plenty of living space. The area provides timeless beauty where you can explore the olive groves and endless vineyards of Tuscan wine country. Conveniently located it is only a 5-minute drive on the highway to Florence and 10 minutes away from Pisa, making this castle the perfect spot to begin your Italy adventure.
10 Chateau Bordeaux - $585 a night ($36.56 a person)
The recently renovated Chateau Bordeaux is only a 30-minute drive outside of Bordeaux, France. Located next to vineyards the castle blends traditional architecture and ornate crystal chandeliers with the more modern furniture and kitchen provide all the comforts and style you seek with the grandeur of staying in a castle. The castle can sleep 16 guests in the 7 bedrooms (16 beds), 7 bath accommodations. When at the castle you can freely explore the grounds, such as visiting the billiard room, garden, hammock, large pool and terrace overlooking the vineyards.
9 Caher Castle - $180 a night ($90 a person)
Caher Castle, a massive tower that is over 600 years old, looks like something you would see on Game of Thrones. Located 25 minutes outside of Galway, Ireland the castle has been refurbished to offer a private apartment. Situated at the top of a spiral staircase in the highest room in the castle is the 1 bedroom with 2 beds (one located in a semi-private loft), 1 bathroom a kitchen and living room. Located 25 minutes outside of the city of Galway, it makes the perfect unique accommodation for your Irish vacation.
8 Loire Valley Castle - $360 a night ($22.50 a person)
Just 1 hour away from Paris by train Loire Valley Castle is the perfect getaway for a family vacation. The opulent decor is well-preserved, and it is everything you could want for your French getaway, offering 7 bedrooms (12 beds), and 5 baths, accommodating at least 16 people. At the castle, you can enjoy modern comforts such as a large pool and a patio filled with lounge chairs while surrounded by French vineyards. Ideally situated close to Paris, it is also near other must-visit locations such as Chambord which has one of the most recognizable chateaux in the world, the wine region of Cheverny, and the historic town of Amboise.
7 Schloss Lanke Castle - $65 a night ($32.50 a person)
The picturesque Schloss Lanke Castle is located north of Berlin, Germany surrounded by forest. Easily accessible by car or train the castle is the perfect luxurious accommodation. On the top floor of the palace, there is a private 1 bedroom apartment you can stay in which has 2 beds (sleeps 4 people), 1 bathroom, a small kitchenette, and living area. Enjoy your visit by strolling through the castle gardens, visit the nearby lakes or dine at the nearby restaurants. For only $65 a night you can easily afford to stay at a castle on your next trip to Berlin.
6 Melville Castle - $122 a night ($61 a person)
Instead of a hotel, spend the night at a Gothic castle in Midlothian, Scotland. The gothic Melville Castle features classically furnished rooms and opulent guest rooms. With 32 bedroom suites, there is plenty of spaces to stay, with some of the rooms having grand four-poster beds. Included in your stay is your choice between a traditional Scottish breakfast or continental breakfast. Set on 50 acres of parkland, just 20-minute drive from Edinburgh the castle makes for an affordable night accommodation just outside of the city. While here you can enjoy seasonal food at the Brasserie Restaurant, enjoy a cocktail at the library bar before taking a stroll outside to see the beautiful fountain.
5 Brodie Castle - $474 a night ($33.85 a person)
Brodie Castle was the home of the Brodie family, one of Scotland’s most prominent families, and is a popular tourist attraction. Here you can spend the night in the private 3 floors apartment that sleeps, 14 guests. The massive suite has 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a sitting room, a grand dining room, a kitchen, a cocktail kitchen, and a games room.
The castle is known for their garden, which has 400 varieties of daffodil in the spring, but there is plenty to do year-round. The castle has a collection of Scottish artwork and ceramics that you need to see, along with a massive library with over 6000 books.
4 Thornton Castle - $176 a night ($44 a person)
For a picturesque setting for your Irish getaway, Thornton Castle is a luxurious bed and breakfast in a medieval Scottish castle, located on 1700 acres of beautiful countryside. In Thornton Castle’s tower wing there is a private apartment that can sleep up to 4 guests. The 13th-century castle has extensively modernized to provide you ultimate comfort. The private tower wing offers 2 bedrooms (one king bed and two twin beds) with a large bathroom, a cozy sitting room. Included in your stay is a full breakfast with a selection of housemade loaves of bread and preserves and if request a cooked breakfast.
3 Fanningstown Castle - $719 a night ($71.90 a person)
This Gothic-style Irish castle, located in Adare dates back to the 12th century and has been beautifully restored. You can book Fanningstown Castle to spend some quality time relaxing with family and friends. The cozy castle can sleep 10 guests, and has 5 bedrooms (with 7 beds), 2.5 bathrooms, and has plenty of communal rooms to relax in. To keep you entertained, near the castle you can go horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking or tour the other nearby castles for fun afternoon activities.
2 Chateaux Poligne - $301 a night ($23.15 a person)
Built in the 17th century, Chateaux Poligne is a spectacular castle in the heart of Brittany, France. For a memorable vacation, you can stay at the castle with up to 13 people. Renting the chateaux includes 5 bedrooms (with 8 beds), and 5 bathrooms making it perfect for families or small weddings. Breakfast is included in your stay at the castle, but for other meals, you can try cooking in the castle kitchen or visit one of the many nearby restaurants. While a guest of the chateaux you can enjoy the garden hot tub or outdoor pool.