Drawbridges, portcullises, moats, and more. There’s a magical kind of romance about castles, but these beautiful structures aren’t just for fairytales—they could be where you hang your hat (or crown) during your next vacation.
Castles are often thought of as bastions (which some quite literally were) of comfort and hospitality on even the foggiest of Irish and English moors, offering luxuries to royalty and shelter to travelers. And if they lacked in refinement, then they usually made up for it with unmatchable views, perched upon hills and cliffsides. Today, these castles you can stay in offer those same fantastic amenities…with the addition of more modern comforts, of course.
What will be the highlight of your stay in a castle? Perhaps it will be the history embodied in stone walls. Or maybe it’s an altogether unique experience you’re after, a story of your own to impress your friends back home. A king’s bragging rights are indisputable, after all. Or perhaps you’d like to live out a fairytale of your own? A king-size bed takes on a whole new meaning in a castle, inspiring dreams of feasts, dragon-slaying, and jousting tournaments.
Just because castle vacations are grand doesn’t mean your bill will be. At least, not when you book with Travelocity. Get accommodations fit for a king without draining your coffer—you could be on your way to writing your own fairytale ending tomorrow.