13 Amazing European Castles You Can Rent On Airbnb


Have you always dreamed of living in a castle? Well, it seems dreams really can come true. Airbnb has some pretty amazing castles for rent and in a variety of places and prices—from the very affordable to the very luxurious. So whether you are looking to escape to the English countryside or sip your way through Tuscany, there is a castle just for you.

Check out these 13 castles before you book your next European getaway.

1. Kilcolgan Castle, Galway, Ireland

This castle boasts beautiful water views on a private estate. The two-bedroom stunner is a short trip to some of Ireland’s hottest tourist destinations including Connemara, the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands. Kilcolgan Castle is available for $329 per night.

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2. Chateau Junayme, Fronsac, France

Take in the gorgeous French countryside and some wine too. This beautiful castle is surrounded by its own vineyard. Enjoy a stay here for $595 per night.

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3. Castello Dal Pozzo, Piedmont, Italy

This luxurious Italian castle could be yours for only $3,836 a night. So grab seven of your closest friends, because this beauty sleeps eight. While there, enjoy the breathtaking grounds and close proximity to Lake Maggiore. And, if you are craving some big city action, this castle is just a short drive to Milan.

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4. Colstoun House, East Lothian, Scotland

This home has been owned by the same family for over 900 years. The eight-bedroom country estate is a short drive to Edinburgh too. You can have a seat at their huge dining table for only $188 per night.

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5. Pete’s Castle, Galway, Ireland

This medieval castle is over 600 years old. The caretaker, Pete, has carefully and thoughtfully restored it, while adding modern conveniences like indoor plumbing. And, at the price, $142 per night, you can afford to stay for awhile.

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6. Castrum of Serravalle, Veneto, Italy

Stay in an apartment in this historic fortress located in the center of historic Vittorio Veneto. This five-star-reviewed castle has been deemed “amazing!” by guests. Stay in this two-bedroom charmer for only $175 a night.

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7. Wilton Castle, Wexford, Ireland

Set on the banks of the Boro River in Southeast Ireland, this castle is great for a large group looking for luxury. The seven-bedroom manor sits on a beautiful estate, and can be yours for $1096 a night.

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8. Augill Castle, Cumbria, England

Rent one of 15 rooms in this quaint Northern England castle. Situated between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, the countryside location is ideal. And, the $201 per night includes a yummy breakfast.

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9. White Tower Castle, Bolfracks, Scotland

There is a hot tub on the roof of the castle tower—need I say more? This idyllic castle has been restored with all the modern amenities. Stay in the two-bedroom white fortress for $426 per night.

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10. Dairsie Castle, Fife, Scotland

Located close to the world famous St. Andrews Golf Course, this private castle sleeps 13. Built in the 12th century, this historic property was restored to its former glory in 1992. At $689 a night, this large castle with breathtaking artwork and grounds seems like a steal.

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11. Castelnuovo Tancredi, Toscano, Italy

If you are looking for luxury, beauty and private cooking lessons, this estate located in the heart of Tuscany is a must-see. The 10-bedroom property sits on 1500 acres of beautiful countryside and includes a private pool, tennis court and gym. The $2,465-a-night price tag may seem steep, but think of all the friends you could invite to split the bill.

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12. Traquair House, Traquair, Scotland

This old-time hunting lodge for queens and kings dates back to 1107. Stay a night in one of the historic rooms in this castle for $238 a night.

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13. Plane Castle, Falkirk, Scotland

Sonja and Steve are the caretakers of this 14th-century castle, and reviewers can’t say enough about their hospitality and knowledge. Stay here and step back in time for $439 a night.

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Kate is a freelance writer, mommy blogger, safe sleep crusader, and wannabe inventor in search of her next great idea. She lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and two little girls. They are the loves of her life, but also drive her to insanity. She writes about living on that brink on her blog, The Tiny Fashionista.

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