Vacation like the king or queen you are.
Attention architectural admirers, royal enthusiasts, and well-versed explorers: You don’t have to be actual royalty to be able stay within the castle of your dreams. A matter of fact, a number of these historic palaces and estates have opened their pearly gates for curious travelers to stay within their opulent interiors.
Castle hotels and manor homes give guests the perfect opportunity to learn about a region’s history while being surrounded by luxurious furnishings, soaring structures, and royal treasures. And, of course, we can’t forget about the countless amenities, top-notch service, and Michelin-star meals that make these historic beauties the ideal lodging destinations for modern visitors.
Still need a little more convincing? Check out 10 of the world’s best castle hotels, from Rapunzel’s Tower in South Africa to a former getaway of Czech aristocrats, that are filled with royal charm.