30 Castles You Can Stay In (Yes, Really!)

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Sometimes you plan a trip to visit a family member, or place you’ve always wanted to go. But what if you planned a vacation around the kind of place you wanted to stay in, like a castle? We’re talking turrets, ramparts and acres of private gardens. There are hundreds of castles in Europe and elsewhere that have been converted to fully functioning hotels designed to offer a social-media ready experience for any occasion.

From a private residence in a fortified city on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to an ancestral seat of nobility in northern England, these castles bring history to life for a trip you’ll never forget.