10 Fairytale Castles You Can Rent on Airbnb

1Carlowrie Castle (£2750 per night)

Carlowrie Castle is a grand, family-owned residence in Edinburgh with a monochrome interior. Built in 1852 by renowned architect David Rhind, it houses up to 16 people at a time and costs £2750 per night.

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2English castle in Cumbria ($258 per night)

This fabulous castle in Northern England is now a family home and offers 15 grand rooms for guests to call their home away from home.

Built in 1841 as a Victorian gentleman’s folly, the castle has a relaxed and friendly vibe and sits on 15 acres of rural land on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Less than an hour from the center of the Lake District, this is a great place to explore Northern England.


3Melville Castle ($115 per night)

Melville Castle provides a comfortable selection of 32 bedrooms and suites within the elegance of an 18th-century abode. Located in one of Edinburgh’s most charming areas, Melville Castle is the perfect place to escape from reality—even for just one night.


4Scone Palace ($647 per night)

A 5-star, self-catering apartment is set in the historic Scone Palace on the edge of Perth City. The residence sleeps up to 6 guests in 3 en-suite bedrooms and has a beautiful dining kitchen and sitting room with views over the park to the famous River Tay.


5Somerleyton Hall ($3,480 per night)

Located on a beautiful 5000 acre English estate, Somerleyton Hall is widely acclaimed as one of the most stately homes in Britain, and it’s the home of Lord & Lady Somerleyton. With open fires, huge, comfy sofas, and all the elements you’d expect including a grand staircase, and stuffed polar bears (souvenirs of Lord Somerleyton’s 1897 excursion to the Arctic), Somerleyton makes the perfect vacation location. It is also particularly famous for its gardens, which are some of the most prestigious in the region.


6Chateau Bordeaux & Vignoble ($863)

This recently renovated castle is located on a 16-hectare vineyard in Saint-Sulpice-et-Cameyrac, Aquitaine, France. With a zen atmosphere and contemporary interior, the castle has three levels which include 8 ensuite bedrooms, an entertainment room with a billiard table and a bar, and a large garden.


7Château de Varennes sur le Doubs ($2,738)

Named by CNN as one of the top ten wedding venues worldwide, the Château de Varennes sur le Doubs is a luxury estate that lends itself to holidays, weddings, corporate functions, and other special events. Located in the sunny southeastern France near the vineyards of Beaune in Burgundy, the property has belonged to the same family for 400 years and was recently fully refurbished by a famous design team.


8Blackwater Castle ($2,738per night)

Blackwater Castle is located 5 minutes from the busy village of Castletownroche, North Cork, Ireland. It’s set on a 50 acre wooded estate and comes with its own private river and 10,000 years of history. Want more icing on the cake? It sleeps 25 across 9 suites and has 6 reception rooms.


9Castello di Santa Maria Novella ($3,833 per night)

Built in the 10th century, the Castello stands at the highest point between Florence and Siena, amidst the rolling hills of Tuscany’s Chianti region, with unspoilt 360 degree panoramic view.


10Lisheen Castle ($1,092 per night)

In 1921, Lisheen Castle was burned to the ground in the Irish War of Independence. 75 years later, it was restored to its former glory.

This historical castle in the Irish countryside is decorated and furnished to ensure that guests can enjoy the splendor of former years without compromising on the comforts of today. It currently has 9 luxury bedrooms, and a master suite with a wonderful four-poster bed.


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