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

BRITS who want to live like royalty can make that wish come true with some of the best castles in the UK where you can spend the night.

As more and more people turn to staycations for post-pandemic travel, Airbnb has compiled a list of the most popular castle accommodations in the UK.


Dairsie Castle in Fife is just an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and was one of the most popularCredit: AIRBNB
Scottish Highland Castle is one of the most sought after AirBnB destinations


Scottish Highland Castle is one of the most sought after AirBnB destinationsCredit: AIRBNB

The upcoming Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend is expected to bring a huge surge in demand for these properties fit for royalty.

Some of the most popular castles available to rent on Airbnb include The Thornton Castle Tower in Aberdeenshire, Craster Tower at Alnwick, Yannon Towers at 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 and historic building, and it’s wonderful that today it’s still filled with the laughter of families and friends.”

The 10 most searched 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. Kinnettles Manor, Fife
  9. Country Castle, Saint Mellion
  10. Carnell Estate, Ayrshire
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She added: “The listing is located in the perfect location to explore the nearby town of St. Andrews and the surrounding countryside, and we have found customers who return again and again.”

Guests stay at Dairsie Castle can explore the property’s six acres of grounds, including a woodland walk to the River Eden, an orchard, a watchtower and an indoor games room filled with board games and books to keep everyone entertained world.

Other impressive castles include Cornwall’s The country castle which offers stunning views of the nearby Tamar River.

The Country Castle can accommodate up to 22 people in 11 individually decorated bedrooms.

For small groups, the romantic tower of the barns of the medieval ‘mini castle’ in Peebles, Scotlandoffers accommodation for up to four people.

The tower is described as “old with open fires and fairly steep stairs” but having “all the luxuries of the 21st century”.

Amanda Cupples, Managing Director for Northern Europe at Airbnb, said: “With the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations sweeping the UK, hosts on Airbnb are opening doors to their homes that suit the tastes and to the budget of each traveler.”

Amanda continued, “From castles to shepherd’s huts, incredible and unique spaces on Airbnb provide travelers with inspiring stays every day.

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

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We have collected some other castles where you can stayfrom just £9pppn.

or you can stay in a fairy tale style castle which is not far from Alton Towers.

The country castle in Cornwall overlooks the River Tamar


The country castle in Cornwall overlooks the River TamarCredit: AIRBNB
Barns Tower in Scotland is referred to as


Barns Tower in Scotland is referred to as a ‘mini castle’ from medieval timesCredit: AIRBNB
Thornton Castle is one of the most popular properties on Airbnb


Thornton Castle is one of the most popular properties on AirbnbCredit: AIRBNB

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