Does Game of Thrones leave you wishing people would refer to you as “my lord”? Does Kate Middleton’s pregnancy make you envious, wishing you could give birth to a noble heir? Whether you have always fantasized about being the king or queen, prince or princess in Disney fairy tales or your addiction to Downtown Abbey has more recently left you wishing you could live in a palace, spending the night in a castle must!
While Europe definitely has the greatest number of castles, nearly every region in the world has its own hidden gems, each equally suitable for a queen. Luckily for us commoners, many of these castles have now converted to hotels and have opened their doors to non-noble guests. Think you can’t afford to stay in a castle? Our list of the 35 best places to spend the night in a castle has something for every budget. This list also includes a mix of castles in towns and cities, in the middle of forests, on the top of mountains and overlooking the ocean, as well as castles offering outdoor thrills and indoor relaxation. There is something for just about every taste on this list.
If there is one thing nearly every castle on this list has in common, it is stunning views. Nobles really appreciate a room with a view! Why not treat yourself to the royal treatment for a night?
There you go, 35 of the best places to rest your head the way the royals do! Think we missed one? Let us know in the comments below.