One of the best things about the house-sharing site AirBNB.com is how it allows you to get out of a mundane hotel room and into a really run accommodation – like a castle.
Ready to tap your inner Game of Thrones or Downton Abbey character? Check out these 10 castles for rent.
Torre Trasita, Positano, Italy – This ancient three-bedroom citadel sits right on the gorgeous Amalfi coast and affords panoramic views of the blue sea. Take it all in for just $921 per night.
Castello Dal Pozzo, Piedmont, Italy — Located just outside Milan, this elegant country home is the perfect wedding setting. It even has its own restaurant and wine bar. Given that it sleeps 16, the $4,029 nightly rate is a bargain, right?
Peter’s Castle, Galway, Ireland — This one is right out of Game of Thrones. The master bedroom in this 600-year-old fortress gives you access to a turret via the winding staircase. At $149, it’s cheaper than most local motels!
Somerleyton Hall, Suffolk, England – And for the Downton Abbey fan in your life… This family estate is famous for its gardens and woodlands. You’ll need to bring your own period clothes – and lots of money. Somerleyton goes for $6,310 per night.
Castrum of Serravalle, Vitorio Veneto, Italy – You don’t get to command this entire medieval fortress in the Dolomite Mountains, just a nice apartment in the main citadel. But it’s only $184 per night.
Martello Tower, Dalkey, Ireland — This 19th-century castle in the heart of picturesque Dalkey and overlooking the sea is all yours for just $518 per night.
Wilton Castle, Wexford, Ireland — More country house than castle, Wilton features seven elegant bedrooms and a beautiful setting amongst green hills and rolling pastures, all for $1,152 per night.
Kilcolgan Castle, Galway, Ireland — While Kilcolgan is located near many popular natural wonders, you may not leave the nine-acre grounds, where you can fish and ride horses. Book it for just $345 a night.
Dairsie Castle, Fife, Scotland – Another great wedding location with a great hall, gardens, an orchard, outdoor party space for 60 — and a dungeon. Lock it up for $730 per night.
Castello Tancredi, Tuscany, Italy — Eight bedrooms and 1,500 acres in the middle of Tuscany. Think what you could do with that. The whole place is yours for $4,029 per night with a minimum one-week stay. But, hey, the owners throw in maid service and a continental breakfast. And did we mention it’s in Tuscany?