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The 5 Most Beautiful Castles You Can Stay in

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A view of the archway entrance and tall tower at a castle in Europe

When we say we’ve found the perfect holiday home for you, we mean it. No trip is complete without accommodation that suits your every need, and that’s where Plum Guide comes in. We’ve done the hard work for you by searching far and wide to build our collection of the world’s most remarkable places to stay. So take a look at this guide to the finest castles in our collection to ensure quality you can trust.

Discover the greatest castles in our collection

Take a look at 5 of the very best castles we have to offer. Your high standards are guaranteed to be met by the quality and character that these homes display.

Crawley's Castle, South Scotland, UK

An exterior shot of Crawley's Castle, Plum Guide home in South Scotland, UK

An exterior shot of Crawley's Castle, Plum Guide home in South Scotland, UK

Click to book Crawley's Castle now: from £3828 per night This sprawling estate is a landmark Scottish castle with a rich history dating back to 1785. Since its origins, it has belonged to Clan Home and, while it remains in the Home family to this day, they're letting guests in for an unforgettable holiday. Each room in the castle displays its own character; such as the rosy drawing room with plush sofas and embellished walls, or the turquoise parlour with historic family paintings and ornate mahogany furnishings. The upstairs bedrooms are capacious and grand, with luxurious lounge and dressing areas, helping you to put on your glad rags for a grand feast in the big dining room. If you're not cooking, play a game of pool in the billiards room, sip cocktails by a fireplace in one of the drawing rooms, or simply strut down the towering hallways - it's not often you get to stay in somewhere as unique as this. Sleeps up to 24 | 12 Bedrooms | 12 Bathrooms

The Marquise, Dordogne, France

An exterior shot of The Marquise, Plum Guide home in Dordogne, France

An exterior shot of The Marquise, Plum Guide home in Dordogne, France

Click to book The Marquise now: from £1564 per night If you're after an authentic stay in a historic French castle, look no further –this home offers the ultimate luxury French chateau experience. With carved, painted and stencilled wooden ceilings, uniquely themed bedrooms and even an original medieval chandelier in the period dining room, the building feels rich in history and exquisite in taste. That's not to say that it's old fashioned; the wellness centre (which includes a gym and yoga deck), sound system in the grand library, and air conditioning in each bedroom adds a modern touch. There are 32 hectares of grounds to explore, which include ancient woodland, valleys and even the ruins of a 12th Century church. All this, and the nearest village is only fifteen minutes away on foot. Sleeps up to 18 | 9 Bedrooms | 11 Bathrooms

Once Upon a Time in Bordeaux, Gironde, France

An exterior shot of Once Upon a Time in Bordeaux, Plum Guide home in Gironde, France

An exterior shot of Once Upon a Time in Bordeaux, Plum Guide home in Gironde, France

Click to book Once Upon a Time in Bordeaux now: from £1516 per night Over the rolling hills, nestled between the grapevines, rests this enchanting 19th-century chateau in the heart of Bordeaux's wine region. Epitomising old-world romance experience an authentic taste of France while staying in luxury on an artfully renovated and fully-staffed estate. Set across 52 acres of land, the estate caters to sixteen guests across eight private suites. From the outdoor swimming pool to the tennis court, games room, and rows of wine-producing vines, live the life of leisure through the lens of the French from this countryside escape. We particularly love the period furniture and original fireplaces, which inject an extra air of splendour to the already lavished chateau. Find a cosy spot in front of the fire in the salon to curl up with a book from the home library in hand during the colder months, or take refuge somewhere in the extensive gardens overlooking the lawns and vineyard on blissfully warm summer's afternoons. The alfresco dining area makes the perfect place to enjoy chef-made meals tailored to your eating and drinking preferences. For the lucky soul who gets to stay in the master suite, don't forget to make the most of the master bathroom's sauna and fitness room. With the closest town being Creon (about a seven-minute drive away), you'll have a local bakery and quintessentially French brasserie within easy reach from here too. Not to mention the city of Bordeaux and the medieval hilltop town of Saint Émilion, which are both only a thirty-minute drive away. Sleeps up to 16 | 8 Bedrooms | 9 Bathrooms

Dawn Chorus, Maine-et-Loire, France

An exterior shot of Dawn Chorus, Plum Guide home in Maine-et-Loire, France

An exterior shot of Dawn Chorus, Plum Guide home in Maine-et-Loire, France

Click to book Dawn Chorus now: from £779 per night If it’s romantic, rural vistas you’re after, look no further than Dawn Chorus. This traditional home boasts beautiful views and cosy interiors for an idyllic holiday setting. Whether you’re one to spend your time indoors reading, or out and about exploring all the area has to offer, this home offers plenty for everyone. Lounge by the pool, play games on the lawn, or simply enjoy the impressive interiors of this chateau, Dawn Chorus is sure to give you a relaxing holiday in the French countryside. Sleeps up to 15 | 9 Bedrooms | 11 Bathrooms

Tales Of A Castle, Umbria, Italy

An exterior shot of Tales Of A Castle, Plum Guide home in Umbria, Italy

An exterior shot of Tales Of A Castle, Plum Guide home in Umbria, Italy

Click to book Tales Of A Castle now: from £1117 per night It's not the most modern home in our books, but it's definitely one-of-a-kind. There are few places we'd rather be nestled in a medieval castle than in Umbria, the very heart of Italy. The owner has managed to celebrate the castle's fourteenth-century heritage with its mix of modern and traditional interiors. On top of that, there's a huge kitchen and several alfresco dining options, making this is a great choice for those that like to indulge in Italy's exquisite cuisine. Sleeps up to 15 | 7 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms

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