Have you ever dreamed about being a king or a queen just to have a room as big as your entire house, and a home that reminds you of the fairytales you used to read as a child? The good news is you don’t even have to have royal blood anymore just to sleep in a castle. You can simply flip through the catalogues and choose among a wide myriad of castle lodgings around the globe. Below are our very top picks.
Château de la Bourdaisière
If you watch a lot of TV and you’ve come across the reality show Joe Millionaire, which just made your heart beat faster, this castle is going to look very familiar to you. This was a Fox hit in 2003, and now, you don’t even have to get into the show to wine, dine, and spend the night in the property. For as low as 120 euros a night, you get the full lodging experience at the Château de la Bourdaisière.
Treat yourself to a holiday fit for a royalty. Here are some castles in Europe from which you can choose your royal highness:
Thornbury Castle (England)
The Thornbury Castle in South Gloucs has been witness to the complexities of royal life, betrayals, romance, imprisonments and beheadings. Believe it or not, you can get the chamber where Ann Boleyn and Henry VIII used to stay.
Dromoland Castle Hotel and Country State (Ireland)
This castle in Clare, Ireland was first constructed during the 16th century and the castle that you see today was completed around 1835. It now serves as a 5-star hotel complete with a golf course, spa, and great food. Back in 2004, then US President George W. Bush stayed overnight at Dromoland for a summit involving the US and the European Union. The most powerful man in the world was kept safe by around 7,000 policemen, private security, and the military.