Being king or queen of your own castle may seem like the stuff of fairytales, but it’s closer to reality than you might think.
Did you know you can book a room — or an entire castle — for the night, or an entire extended holiday?
HomeToGo, which claims to be the world’s largest holiday rental site, has rounded up some of the top castles in Europe available to book through its search engine.
We’ve ranked the castles below in ascending order by the cheapest price per night, according to HomeToGo.
From the Scottish highlands to beautiful Tuscany, scroll down to find the castle that fits your budget.
La Posada, Castellar de la Frontera, Spain — from £43 ($56) per night.
Step back into history when you enter your one-bedroom apartment in this medieval fortress, set in the heart of a cork oak forest in Southern Spain, with views over Gibraltar.
Castello Costagut, Roccalvecce, Italy — from £67 ($87) per night.
Ideal for a romantic weekend, Castello Costaguti has an armoury floor and a pool to relax under the Italian sun, with one-bedroomed apartments boasting views of the surrounding countryside. Each one has a living room, kitchenette, and private bathroom.
Irishman’s Tower, Hoghton, UK — from £69 ($89) per night.
Built in 1565, the two-storey, cosy Irishman’s Tower is an idyllic rural retreat and the perfect base for exploring the local Lancashire countryside, food, and culture. Enjoy a luxury spa bathroom and open fire.