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Airbnb Has Revealed Its Most-Coveted Castle Listings

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From Hobbit Houses and bubble hotels to dreamy treehouses and abodes Wes Anderson would be proud of, Airbnb boasts some of the world’s most unique accommodation options. And there’s one thing it has over other providers: castles.

Yep, thanks to Airbnb, you can rent a real-life castle for a day, a week or a month like it’s no big deal. In fact, they’re so popular that the platform now has more than 6000 listings with the word “royal” in the title – that’s a crazy 43 per cent increase in the last year. Where are people pulling all these castles from?!

And some of its most magical listings are more popular than others, with Airbnb revealing the castles most frequently added to customers’ wish lists.

The best part is, with a group of mates, most of them wind up being an unbelievably affordable option. From a Cumbrian castle that’s all turrets and Tudor panelling to a 14th-century Tuscan dream, here are the 10 castles to add to your wish list.

#1 Cumbria, UK

Castle in Cumbria, UK

Cost per night: From $202

Sleeps: 2

Book it here.


#2 Galway, Ireland

Castle in Galway, Ireland

Cost per night: From $248

Sleeps: 4

Book it here.


#3 Tuoro Sul Trasimeno, Italy

Caslte in Tuoro Sul Trasimeno, Italy

Cost per night: From $92

Sleeps: 2

Book it here.


#4 Dairsie Castle, Fife, Scotland

Dairsie Castle, Fife, Scotland

Cost per night: From $1229

Sleeps: 14

Book it here.

#5 Kilmartin, Scotland

Kilmartin Castle, Scotland

Image: Bill Baillie

Cost per night: From $313

Sleeps: 6

Book it here.


#6 Borgia Castle, Tuscany, Italy

Borgia Castle, Tuscany, Italy

Cost per night: From $1653

Sleeps: 13

Book it here.


#7 Storybook Castle, Ellington, UK

Castle in Ellington, UK

Cost per night: From $233

Sleeps: 6

Book it here.


#8 Monteroni d’Arbia, Italy

Castle in Monteroni d'Arbia, Italy

Cost per night: From $194

Sleeps: 2

Book it here.


#9 Chateau Bordeaux and Vignoble, Saint-Sulpice-et-Cameyrac, France

Castle in France

Cost per night: From $1187

Sleeps: 16

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#10 Loire Valley, Saint-Georges-sur-Cher, France

Castle in the Loire Valley, France

Cost per night: From $579

Sleeps: 16

Book it here.

(All images courtesy of Airbnb)

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