10 INCREDIBLE CASTLES THAT YOU CAN ACTUALLY RENT
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.