The top 10 most popular castles you can rent for the night in the UK

BRITS wanting to live like royalty can fulfill that wish with some of the best castles around the UK where you can spend the night.

As more people look to staycations for a post-pandemic trip, Airbnb has compiled a list of the most popular castle accommodation in the UK.


It's expected that the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee will lead to a huge increase in demand for these properties that are fit for royalty.

Among the most popular castles available for rent on Airbnb are The Tower Thornton Castle in Aberdeenshire, Craster Tower in Alnwick, Yannon Towers in Teignmouth, and Kinnettles 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 fantastic to see guests exploring the castle.

"It's such a unique, historical building, and it's wonderful that today it's still filled with the laughter of families and friends."

The top 10 most wishlisted UK castles on Airbnb

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

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She added: "The listing is situated in the perfect spot for exploring nearby St. Andrews and the surrounding countryside, and we've found guests coming back again and again."

Guests staying at Dairsie Castle can explore the property's six acres of grounds including a woodland walk down to the river Eden, an orchard, watch tower and an indoor toy room filled with board games and books to keep everyone entertained.

Other awe-inspiring castles include Cornwall's The Country Castle which offers unbeatable views of nearby River Tamar.

The Country Castle can sleep up to 22 guests across 11 individually styled bedrooms.

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For smaller groups, the romantic medieval 'mini castle' Barns Tower in Peebles, Scotland, offers accommodation for up to four guests.

The Tower is described as being "ancient with open fires and fairly steep stairs" but having "all the luxuries of the 21st century."

Amanda Cupples, General Manager for Northern Europe at Airbnb, said: "With celebrations for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee sweeping across the UK, Hosts on Airbnb are opening doors to their homes that suit every traveller's taste and budget."

Amanda continued: "From castles to shepherds' huts, incredible and unique spaces on Airbnb are providing guests with inspirational stays every day.

"After all, we all deserve to feel like royalty when we're on holiday, especially this year."

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We've rounded up some other castles you can stay in, starting from just £9pppn.

Or you can stay in a fairytale style castle which isn't far from Alton Towers.



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