Ireland continues to attract visitors from far and wide with its temperate weather, friendly people, scenic landscapes, and of course, whiskey. Apart from its natural beauty, the country is home to some of the oldest and most historically rich castles in the world. Even better, quite a few of them offer accommodations to visitors to live in an actual castle!
Take a break from your life and plan a trip to the stunning castle resorts of Ireland. Ballyseede Castle in Ireland combines the best of history and luxury, offering guests the perfect retreat into their happily ever after.
PRICE from: € 126 per suite/night
If you’ve selected Portugal for your vacation destination, this is one place where you’ve absolutely got to stay. Located in the quaint medieval town of Obidos, near the Western coast of Portugal, this palace-turned-hotel is a perfect place to experience the immediacy of history as well as the comforting hospitality of the Portuguese.
PRICE from: €151 per room/night
Up to the 20th century, castles were exclusive to accommodating the likes of kings, queens and other royals. But the fall of monarchies across the world, has led to most of these majestic castles being rendered vacant. The hospitality industry has wasted no time in exploiting this fact by buying out these once private fortresses into bustling hotels, open to anyone with the money to live in one. Let’s take a look at the 15 best examples of castles that have been reincarnated as hotels.
The old Oxford castle and the prison near it were revamped to this new luxury hotel – Malmaison Oxford Hotel – which blends the domineering aura of authentic castles with all the modern lifestyle technologies.
PRICE from: £239 per room/night