25 Castles You Can Sleep In

Live like royalty, if only for a night.

Published 9 Apr 2019, 00:39 BST

There is something undeniably transformative about stepping into a castle. Perhaps it’s the thick fortress walls blocking out the world, or the moat, or the secret passageways. Perhaps it’s the glimpse into a more lavish, pampered life, the bird’s-eye perspective from a tall tower, or maybe the soul-boosting treat of an ayurvedic massage. Either way, a stay in a castle is guaranteed to make any trip more interesting. Here are 25 castle hotels you will want to call home for the night.

Cait Etherton is a Virginia-based writer and frequent contributor to National Geographic Travel. Follow her journey on Twitter @caitweeting.
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