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25 European Castles You Can Stay In

Do you dream of sleeping like a King or Queen? The folks at the Matador Network want to help make your sleepy dream come true. They’ve scoped out 25 European castles that you can actually stay in – for the right price, of course.

Located in Sussex, England, Amberley Castle offers 19 luxurious hotel bedrooms and suites. Touted as the finest of luxury hotels in West Sussex, a visit here is like stepping back in time, yet all the modern day luxuries are always available.


With an extraordinary history stretching back to the 5th Century, the Dromoland Castle is a 5 Star Hotel in County Clare, Ireland that was originally the ancestral home of one of the few families of Gaelic Royalty; direct descendants of Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland.


Here’s your chance to stay in an antique monastery. Once a way station for pilgrims visiting the shrine, the Hospedería Del Real Monasterio was used to provide lodging in return for a small donation. Times have changed, but the prices remain moderate at this government-rated two-star hotel in the center of Guadalupe, Spain.

Like others on this list, Margam Castle in Wales, is haunted. There are no beds but there is camping in Margam Country Park, in which the castle sits.


Built in 1228, Ireland’s Ashford Castle changed hands a few times and was extended over the centuries by its various owners. It opened as a hotel in 1939.

For a look at more European castles turned luxury lodgings, visit the Matador Network for the full list.