Classic Castle Holidays!

If a bona fide real deal is what you want, than we have one for you. How about storming the gates, crossing the drawbridge, appraising your estate from a grand tower? Yes, we are talking about spending time in castles, in grandeur and royalty!

Enjoy your vacations in classic medieval towers in Germany or in a French-inspired chateau in Argentina for a memorable vacation, after all, these castles offer magical touch to your vacations with its excellent accommodations. Though much of the whole experience is overindulgence, you have to think about royal reputations too, they last for centuries in the end; while a few others are pretty affordable. We've rounded up a few citadels you can sleep in.

Rhine Valley, Germany:

Fortunately for travelers, the Castle Liebenstein has left its royal days behind and presently is a full-service, family run hotel. Situated around fifty-eight miles from Frankfurt, It is the highest situated castle in Rhine valley that is found between the towns of Koblenz and Rudesheim.


The castle consists of a restaurant and nine guest rooms, all with water views. The castle has treats to offer not for just fantasy - hungry visitors, but for ghost hunters as well. If you are one of those lucky ones, you might get to see the spirit of the baroness of Liebenstein who whiles away her evenings haunting the main stairway to the castle's rooms. Other people with everyday preferences of entertainment can opt for river cruises that come with an additional fee.

Loch Ness, Scotland:

The only livable castle in Loch Ness, the Aldourie Castle, offers affluent and lavish accommodations in the main edifice of the castle or if you want a more modest lodging, you can crash at the property's cottages.


Each cottage has two floors of living space, kitchen facilities, and several bedrooms; they charge 400 pounds per week (about $630 U.S.), including taxes. For a true one-shot gorge, you can rent the entire 15-bedroom castle from 10,500 pounds for a two-night stay; three-night and week-long rates are available as well. Remember to keep your eyes peeled to spot the iniquitous Loch Ness monster.

Kirkby Stephen, England:

Tucked into a rustic countryside in North England, close to the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District lays an honest-to-goodness citadel accessible to all travelers and not just the creme de la creme crowd. Constructed in 1841 for noblemen's weekend retreats, Kirkby Stephen's castle has not just indoor fireplaces and four-poster beds, but also modern facilities like wireless Internet access and a washer and dryer.


Planned as a Bed and Breakfast, the castle lodging feature a hearty breakfast included in your room rate each morning; guests can also ask for dinners at an additional cost. If you want to get out of the castle, there are fifteen surrounding acres to explore.

Tacoma, Washington:

On the shores of American lake outside Seattle lies Thornewood Castle. The castle was brought to the area around a century ago, but castle's history is much older. The owner of the castle, Chester A. Thorne, purchased a 400-year-old Elizabethan manor in England, took it apart, and shipped it to America, where he had it reassembled in the Pacific Northwest.


Tourists today can see the original Tudor Gothic style pieces set in a distinctly New World setting. Guests have right of entry to the castle's common areas, together with the library, TV/theater rooms, and a game room, in addition to the property's three acres that feature a sunken English garden, a patio, and lawn games.
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1: One of the great things about staying in a castle is that is creates an experience you will never forget. There are many castles in world that you can stay, fortunately I have been able to experience over 150 of them and each one is different.

Both Aldourie and Augill offer great experinces, if you want to know more just ask.
Posted by: The Castle Man - 13 Nov, 2011