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The top 10 most popular castles to rent for a night in the UK

BRITS who want to live like royalty can make that wish come true with some of the best castles in all of Britain to spend the night at.

With more people looking to staycations for a post-pandemic trip, Airbnb has compiled a list of the most popular castle accommodations in the UK.

Dairsie Castle in Fife is only an hour's drive from Edinburgh and was one of the most popular

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Dairsie Castle in Fife is only an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and was one of the most popularPhoto credit: AIRBNB
Scotland's Highland Castle is one of the most desirable AirBnB destinations

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Scotland’s Highland Castle is one of the most desirable AirBnB destinationsPhoto credit: AIRBNB

The forthcoming bank holiday weekend for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is expected to result in a huge surge in demand for these royal properties.

One of the most popular castles to rent on Airbnb is The Tower of Thornton Castle in Aberdeenshire, Craster tower in Alnwick, Yannon Towers at Teignmouth, and Kinnettle’s mansion in Fife.

The Scottish county of Fife is also home to Dairsie Castle with site host Etsuko saying, “As an Airbnb host, it’s amazing to see guests exploring the castle.

“It is such a unique historic building and it is wonderful that it is still filled with laughter from family and friends today.”

The top 10 most popular British castles on Airbnb

  1. Dairsie Castle, Fife
  2. Romantic Medieval Castle, Peebles
  3. Kilmartin Castle, Argyll and Bute
  4. The tower of Thornton Castle, Aberdeenshire
  5. Scottish Highland Castle, Ballintuim
  6. Craster Tower, Alnwick
  7. Yannon Towers, Teignmouth
  8. Kinnettle’s mansion, Fife
  9. Country Castle, Saint Mellion
  10. Carnell Estate, Ayrshire

She added: “The listing is in a perfect location for exploring nearby St Andrews and the surrounding countryside and we have found guests keep coming back.”

Guests Stay at Dairsie Castle can explore the property’s two acres including a woodland walk to the River Eden, an orchard, a watchtower and an indoor playroom with board games and books to keep everyone entertained.

Other awesome castles are those of Cornwall The country castle which offers unbeatable views of the nearby River Tamar.

The Country Castle sleeps up to 22 guests in 11 individually designed bedrooms.

For smaller groups the romantic medieval ‘mini castle’ Barns Tower in Peebles, Scotland, sleeps up to four guests.

The tower is described as “ancient with open fires and fairly steep staircases” but with “all the 21st century luxuries”.

Amanda Cupples, General Manager for Northern Europe at Airbnb, said: “With the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations across the UK, Airbnb hosts are opening doors to their homes that suit every traveller’s taste and budget.”

Amanda continued, “From castles to shepherds’ huts, incredible and unique places on Airbnb offer guests inspiring stays every day.

“After all, we all deserve to feel like royalty on vacation, especially this year.”

We’ve rounded up some other castles where you can stayfrom just £9pppn.

Or stay in a fairytale-style castle not far from Alton Towers.

Country Castle in Cornwall overlooks the River Tamar

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Country Castle in Cornwall overlooks the River TamarPhoto credit: AIRBNB
Barns Tower in Scotland is known as a medieval'mini castle'

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Barns Tower in Scotland is known as a medieval ‘mini castle’Photo credit: AIRBNB
Thornton Castle is one of the most popular places to stay on Airbnb

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Thornton Castle is one of the most popular places to stay on AirbnbPhoto credit: AIRBNB

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