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Europe’s endless history and a vast array of landscapes make it perfect for a cultural mini-break. And what better way to immerse yourself in a new country’s unique charm than by checking yourself into a castle Airbnb? Not only do these stunning castle Airbnbs offer the chance to live out all of your fairytale dreams, but they’re also located amid some of the continent’s most impressive examples of nature. Wake up in your four-poster bed, turn on the crystal chandelier and gaze out the window to dense forests, glassy lakes, and sometimes even the ocean. It’s a vacation fit for a king.
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There aren’t many castles as fairytale-like and picturesque as Ireland’s Wilton Castle. This huge, imposing building is one you’ll want to spend the first day simply exploring, with endless rooms encapsulating traditional charm. Suitable for up to 14 guests, every room in this castle Airbnb comes with huge windows to create large, airy spaces. The kitchen is one of the most central parts of the property: another spacious place where you’ll want to spend most evenings together. The decor here fuses the gap between authentic castle style with modern touches, which means chandeliers, patterned wallpaper and exposed brick walls, but also large TVs, brand new double beds and Wi-Fi. Guests talk of what an unforgettable stay Wilton Castle offers, as well as the beautiful well-kept grounds and fantastic hosts.
This secluded chateau is perfect for larger groups looking to escape to the countryside for a break. With five bedrooms and space for up to 10 guests, it’s easy to make yourself comfortable in one of the many rooms throughout the castle. Though it might look traditional from the outside, it’s the height of modernism inside, with an exceptional 180-degree view of the Dordogne right from the infinity pool and hot tub. Set on four acres of countryside, it’s a beautiful Airbnb with four double bedrooms with en-suites and one single bedroom. There’s a luxury roll-top bath in the master bedroom and two separate living rooms with games to enjoy, DVDs to watch and inside entertainment. Use the property’s bicycles to explore the surrounding areas or drive 10 minutes to the medieval towns of Sarlat-la-Canéda and Beynac-et-Cazenac.
Low hanging branches, cobblestone walkways and the chatter of gentle conversation ensure you never forget you’re in Greece while staying at this 16th-century castle. Everything about it is quaint and authentic, with white-washed walls and charming chandeliers as well as vibrant pops of color and that unbeatable Greek hospitality. Exploring this castle is all part of the fun, with three kitchens, three living rooms and four bathrooms as well as a common indoor court with BBQ and a traditional oven. Wander up and down each floor to check out slightly different panoramic views or explore the unique preserved town to check out delicious tavernas, small shops, traditional cafes and various local festivals. If you want a more tailored experience, a luxury minibus can be hired to take you and your companions around.
The first thing you’ll notice about this amazing Wroclaw castle is its bright pink reflection on the lake directly in front of the property. Visit in the summer months and the vibrant blue skies behind make this Airbnb look even more breathtakingly beautiful. With space for up to 10 guests throughout five bedrooms, Warmątowice Sienkiewiczowskie (a name you’ll probably want to write down), is a popular rental thanks to its prime location and endless amenities. Each bedroom comes with its own private bathroom and there’s a large communal space, too. On the property’s grounds, you’ll find many beautiful animals like dogs, cats, birds, fallow deer, and many more. Take a walk into the nearby forest to see more of all of the above. The owners live on the first floor of this property, which means there’s always someone nearby with recommendations.
This French castle dates back to the 12th century and has the ever-so-slightly crumbling walls to match. Filled to the brim with charming and historic character, it’s designed for two people with plenty of space both indoors and outdoors. You’ll stay in the tower block, which comes complete with a king-size bed overlooking stunning views of the surrounding fields. Elsewhere in the property, there’s a swimming pool, a foosball table, a full bathroom and a kitchenette to use. When the sun’s shining, you’ll want to spend your time outside on the sun-filled terrace, tanning in the breeze or eating dinner sat at the large table.
Take a trip to Croatia for a miniature castle apartment that values quality over quantity. While this apartment may be on the smaller side, it’s designed in a way so that nothing feels uncomfortably small. You’ll spot authentic design elements in every room of this Airbnb, like exposed brick walls, rounded edges and tiny alcoves just perfect for cozying up in with a book. The open plan style of this place is ideal for couples, with a studio-esque design and a separate bathroom. It’s quaint on the inside but spectacular on the outside, with a terrace overlooking vineyards and the sea only a short distance away.
Arenfels Castle is a local landmark and dates back around 800 years. This Airbnb listing, for a fancy room in the East Wing of the castle, is an opportunity to get a taste for castle living without needing a large enough group to book out the whole place. A great spot for couples – with the chance to add extra beds if you’re bringing children in tow – it’s filled with romantic charm with old-fashioned decor and a huge bed. Inside the room, there’s a 69-square-meter living room and bedroom, as well as a bathroom. One of the best parts is the balcony, offering beautiful views over the nearby town and vineyards below. It’s also a great spot for biking and long walks, thanks to the easily accessible nature all around.
“Views for miles” doesn’t really accurately reflect the setting of this Latvian castle. Set far away from any other properties, it’s known for its spectacular sunset views and nearby lake. Beautiful during both daytime and nighttime, it’s a place you’ll want to spend some time just relaxing in as well as exploring the local area. You could just visit for a holiday but this castle is ideally set up for events or weddings with 12 bedrooms, a kitchen, and two banquet halls. Of course, even if you’re just staying with friends, you can make the most of the elegant interiors. The best part? This Airbnb can be rented in its entirety or on a room-by-room basis.
Sweden’s oldest castle sets the scene for a magnificent Swedish getaway for large groups, in a stunning pastel-colored castle and room for up to 16 guests in 14 bedrooms. Home to more than a thousand year’s worth of history, this incredible property has it all and is best used for large events. This is a castle that takes its name seriously, with different ‘wings’ throughout the building and its own terrace overlooking the Swedish forests. Authentic parquet flooring and four poster beds just add to the historic appeal here. As well as booking it out recreationally for a vacation with a difference, this spot also has a chapel, a banquet hall and a reception kitchen. For more beds, you can also rent the owner’s other property, which is adjacent to the castle park with 19 extra beds.
A ballroom, a bar, a botanical garden and a natural swimming pool: everything about this castle in The Netherlands is exciting and authentic. Staying here gives you the chance to rent out the left side of the castle but promises access to the entire grounds. With six bedrooms and space for up to 12 guests, it’s an ideal solution for those looking for a relaxed castle escape. And you’ll never run out of things to do here. As well as simply admiring the crystal chandeliers, or relaxing on the fresh white bedding, you’ve also got plenty of grounds to explore and, if requested, a wine tasting with snacks can even be arranged in the wine cellar or elsewhere in the castle.
This Danish castle comes with all of the essentials: a lookout tower, 16 hectares of large Dallund Lake all around and its own forest and park. Better yet, it also comes with everything you and your closest 39 friends could need for a relaxing break. It’s centrally located for exploring the local towns and fully kitted out with all of the essentials. There are a huge 22 bedrooms at this castle, as well as a big kitchen with room to cook together, functional and cozy living rooms and multiple bathrooms. Outside, make the most of the lake by swimming, fishing and sailing, or make use of the two rafts, a rowing boat and paddleboards by going out into the water itself. This 16th century preserved castle is a wonderful adventure for anyone looking for an outdoors-focused break.
You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a storybook world at this 10 bedroom castle in Czechia. Authentic castle decor comes complete with vintage rugs, thick, sweeping curtains in the bedrooms and endless grounds surrounding the main building. It’s got space for up to 16 guests, who’ll love the huge lake outside and the fresh air. Suitable for large groups, you’ll have the entire chateau to yourself when you book this Airbnb. Inside covers a little of everything: as well as the essentials, you’ll find a games room, two historic halls, a tavern, a fully equipped kitchen, a park with a children’s playground, a chapel and a hot tub. And you’ll never forget the olden surroundings: you can sit in the historic armchairs and leaf through a hundred-year-old book while you stay here.
This sweeping Italian castle is a wonderful retreat that you’ll be able to admire from far away. Huge and domineering, it’s located deep in the forest and arches high above the trees. This incredible suite, with room for four guests, sits inside the 18th century Montaldo Castle in Cervatto, a tiny Italian village with only 19 permanent residents. What that means is you’ll never find yourself kept awake by anything more than the peaceful sounds of nature. The suite is located on the second floor of the castle, which means picturesque views each morning come with the listing. It’s also in a great location for exploring: just 20 minutes away from Varallo Sesia, a magnificent ancient stone town.
This tiny Portuguese castle is the perfect romantic getaway for couples looking to escape it all. Set in the heart of Serra de Montejunto, it’s perched high on the top of a hill with incredible panoramic views. One bedroom keeps things cozy at this spot, with interiors that are modern and still feel spacious. As well as the bedroom with its large, rounded windows, there’s a living room with its own bathtub and TV and a separate toilet. There’s also access to the rest of the grounds, including a large swimming pool, a gym and a larger living room.
You’ll be able to admire the amazing panoramic sea sunsets of Telendos each night that you spend at these Greek castle apartments. This place is actually two apartments under one listing, which makes it perfect for two couples or small families to spend time together with their own individual areas. Both apartments are fully furnished with two separate fully equipped kitchens, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and free WIFI throughout. The first-floor apartment is also home to a jacuzzi. This impressive-looking building is at the top of a steep hill but it’s only a short walk down the hill to a quiet cove beach that’s renowned for enjoyable swimming. There’s plenty of private outdoor space, too.
A castle of two contrasts, this Georgia-based Airbnb looks Gothic and imposing from the outside but is incredibly modern on the inside. Surrounded by multiple balconies overlooking large palm trees and vast bushes, it’s a great location for feeling like you’re living in the heart of nature with all of the modern necessities. With 10 beds and space for up to 10 guests, it’s a picturesque castle with plenty of preserved features. The actual building dates back to 1910 and has retained many of its original features, only repairing or replacing things when necessary. Living rooms and bedrooms are large, airy and bright, while outdoor areas take that to the next level, with a beautiful terrace for basking in the sunlight.
This Russian castle might look more modern on the outside but the inside is a dream of an authentic getaway. Set in the middle of a dense forest, it’s filled with gilded gold banisters and curved staircases. Clawfoot bathtubs and etched tiling add the extra final touches to ensure you feel a little like you’ve stepped back in time at this castle Airbnb. With four bedrooms but space for up to 13 guests, this castle is suitable for large families or groups of friends looking to be equally as close to entertainment as they are to nature. It’s only a 15-minute drive to the nearest tourist attraction but feels far more remote, on the territory of 44 hectares of a protected area in the pine forest, where 40,000 pines and 15,000 walnut trees grow. There’s also a lake with a white-sand coast and a well-equipped shore, suitable for swimming, tanning, or fishing.