Castles of Europe
Castle, Isle of
Castle Hotels and Rentals
Choose from a menu of 48 castle hotels.
This agency has been around since the late 1980s; it represents some 85
properties in the UK, Ireland, and France. (It also books weddings and other
Why share a hostel dormitory with strangers when you can share a castle or hotel
room with a ghost? "The UK and Ireland's largest directory of haunted
accommodation" also lists ghost-hunting events in England, Scotland, Wales, and
Many of Spain's paradores are in renovated castles, monasteries, and
other historic buildings. They tend to be slightly upscale but cheaper than
comparable luxury hotels.
Like Spain's paradores, the pousadas of Portugal are often housed in
historic buildings. Each inn reflects the
decor, culture, and cuisine of its region.
Castle Hotels & Mansions
This attractive site lists dozens of independently-owned hotels and
restaurants in Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, and
Individual Castle Hotels & Rentals
"The only medieval fortified castle in England where you can spend the night"
has a working porticullis that is lowered at bedtime. The castle, now a luxury
hotel, is about an hour from London by train.
Bring up to 17 relatives or friends along when you stay at this baronial house
near Loch Moidart on the West Coast of Scotland. Rates include logs for the
Rent a 10-bedroom Austrian castle in Pottenbrun, 45 km (28 miles) from Vienna.
Castles of Europe - Introduction
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