Most of us grew up on fairytales: Knights in shining armour and princesses longing for adventure are practically a part of our DNA. And with the rise of fantasy novels and TV shows, castle holidays are seeing a “renaissance” of sorts (see what we did there?). It’s time to raise the bar—no, the drawbridge—on your next holiday and stay in a castle.
With centuries-old wine cellars, original panelling, and gold fixtures, stepping into a castle is like stepping into a Game of Thrones episode. And whether you prefer the luxury of King’s Landing or the seclusion of the Vale (or both, because why not?), an overnight in a fortress is definitely an experience to be remembered. Many are historic landmarks, but the best castles aren’t just for history buffs. You’ll find amenities fit for a modern prince or princess: plush pillow top mattresses, on-site spas, and even Wi-Fi are all possibilities. (If King James or Catherine the Great were alive today, we bet they’d be on social media.) Looking for a romantic getaway? Castles are the clear choice. From the turrets to the ramparts, a castle hotel is sure to provide you with your “happily ever after”—at least for a few nights.
You know that you should be treated like royalty, so why hasn’t everyone else gotten the memo? Don’t worry, we got it, and we agree. That’s why you’ll find a great selection of castle accommodation in Europe and beyond right here on Wotif. So bust your crown out of your costume box (we know you have one) and click your way to a luxury holiday worthy of nobility. You deserve it.