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10 Incredible Castles That You Can Actually Rent

10 Incredible Castles That You Can Actually Rent

24 Jul 2017 by annabel

If you are looking for a bespoke, regal experience to change up the way that you travel, renting a castle for your next romantic getaway or family vacation may be the answer.

And, even if you aren’t traveling, but are rather looking for a destination for your next party or company meeting, renting a castle as the venue will be sure to get everyone talking.

Start planning your next royal escape and check out these 10 incredible castles that you can actually rent.

Forter Castle, Scotland

Built in 1560 as a fortified house, this castle fell in 1640, but was brought back to its glory by a daughter and father team. The countryside scenery of Cairngorms National Park makes for great views while practicing your archery, playing golf, and axe throwing.

Forter Castle

Althorp House, England

With 500 years of history, Althorp House is characterized by its collections of furniture, ceramics, and paintings. This luxurious property has hosted the likes of royalty and elite society for years. One of the main highlights of staying here is being able to leisurely stroll around the beautiful arboretum and deer park.

Althorp House

Crom Castle, Northern Ireland

Functioning as the seat of the Earl of Erne for several centuries, this royal estate is surrounded by woodland and folklore. Whether you’re relaxing in the drawing room, starting a game of tennis, or taking a boat trip on the Lough Erne, you’re bound to have an incredible time here.

Crom Castle

Farleigh House, England

At Farleigh House in Hampshire, you’ll find complete and utter peace and tranquility. This luxurious residence is tucked away from the world and hidden by scenic woodlands. Enjoy swimming in the heated outdoor pool, stroll around the walled gardens or relax by the stunning lake. On rainy days, everyone can be kept entertained indoors playing billiards or watching movies in the private movie theater.


Ballinlough Castle, Ireland

Nestled in the Irish countryside, guests at this castle will have access to the nearby farmyards, walled garden, stable yard, and lakes. This grand property also offers a golf club, private gardens, and close proximity to salmon fishing.

Ballinlough Castle

Lismore Castle, Ireland

Once the home to kings and dukes, Lismore castle offers a personal butler team to their guests. There’s plenty to do here; take a coastal walk, explore the nearby beaches, or go fishing for sea trout and salmon.

Lismore Castle

Inveraray Castle, Scotland

One of the most historic castles in Scotland, this property is situated right on Loch Fyne. Built in a modern Baroque, Gothic, and Palladian style, this work of fine architecture is fascinating for history lovers. Guests can go horseback riding, sea fishing, and shooting.

Inveraray Castle

Gordon, Speyside

Located on 500 acres of sporting estate in the Scottish highlands, this castle was once a fortress and an Auxiliary hospital. Guests will love eating delicious food from the gourmet chef who works on site with mostly organic ingredients. Go clay pigeon shooting, white water rafting, kayaking, or dolphin watching.

Gordon Castle

Lough Cutra Castle, Ireland

The land around this castle can be traced all the way back to 866 A.D. Guests can check out the trails and go mountain biking, horse riding, and clay pigeon shooting. You’ll also be able to spend time admiring their large private lake, and even go boating on it, or try your hand at fishing.

Lough Cutra Castle

Somerleyton Hall, England

This 5,000-acre estate goes back to 1240 AD and overlooks woodland that is full of wildlife. Guests at Somerleyton Hall can wander the hedge maize and walled garden, or play a game of golf on the nine-hole course. Take a trip to the nearby beaches, go fishing , or if you really want to impress your guests why not arrange a hot air balloon ride.

Somerleyton Hall

If you’ve never stayed in a castle, it might be time to cross this one off the bucket list. Castle stays are much more accessible than you might think, so get in touch today and let us help you start planning.


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  • “It was a spectacular weekend. We and our guests had a terrific time. The castle was exceptionally comfortable and we all felt completely at home thanks to the understated but highly efficient service and support they provided. Food was also amazing… a truly memorable party. We are very happy.” T. W., USA


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