Explore your world
Fairytale Castles to Stay in | ©  Airbnb
Fairytale Castles to Stay in | © Airbnb

17 Fairytale Castles in England on Airbnb to Book

Picture of Emma Lavelle
Updated: 9 December 2017

Are you a fan of Game of Thrones? Or perhaps you’re harbouring a secret wish to be a Prince/Princess for the day? Here are seventeen spectacular castles listed on Airbnb in the United Kingdom where you can fulfill all your wildest medieval fantasies.

Stay in Britain’s Favourite Castle

Choose from one of fifteen stunning rooms featuring four-poster beds, open fireplaces and roll-top baths in this 19th century traditional castle. Located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, this castle can also be hired out exclusively, making it the perfect location for a group of friends to explore the English countryside.


Victorian Gothic Castle / Folly in Devon

This beautiful home is part of a Victorian castle located close to the beach on the outskirts of a seaside town in Devon. The interior of the building fuses traditional elements with contemporary touches throughout the large rooms, creating a cosy and welcoming aesthetic.


Scargill Castle

Scargill Castle combines a traditional castle exterior with contemporary features, having recently been restored into a snug little retreat that is the perfect size for a romantic getaway. The stone spiral staircase, beamed ceiling, Tudor fireplace and thick walls all help to create the illusion that you’ve stepped back in time.


Romantic Getaway in a 16th Century Castle

This Tudor bedroom located in a medieval home in the English countryside is the perfect weekend retreat. Although this is a bedroom in a family home, the room offers a certain degree of privacy with its own bathroom. Breakfast and dinner are served on request in the dining room and the gym, heated swimming pool, garden area and sauna are all available to use.


Delightful Converted Chapel Halifax

There are two bedrooms available to rent in this beautiful converted Methodist Chapel in the Yorkshire countryside. The rooms can either be hired separately (although only one at a time) or together for a larger party, with a private bathroom, kitchen, back door and parking area shared between them.


The Gatehouse at Upton Cressett

If you’re looking for an authentic experience of staying in a medieval castle, the Gatehouse at Upton Cressett offers two luxurious suites with beamed ceilings, claw-foot baths and four-posted beds, resembling something like a film set. Choose to stay in either the Prince Rupert Suite (located atop a spiral staircase where Prince Rupert hid in 1646) or the Thatcher Suite (named after the former Prime Minister who stayed here in 1994).


Romantic Medieval Castle

This snug medieval castle on the Scottish borders is perfect for a couple who want to get away from it all and spend a romantic weekend in the countryside, surrounded by beautiful landscapes. The interior resembles a cosy farmhouse with roaring open fires, winding staircases and beamed ceilings – there’s even a cute little truckle bed if you want to bring along your child.


The Gatehouse Fairy Tale Mini Gothic Castle

This Grade II listed tiny Gothic castle was originally built as the gatehouse for the Dover Castle Garrison back in 1850. It’s now a cosy destination for a family holiday with a canopied bed and a dressing room in the turret, a sofa bed downstairs for the kids, and even allows the family dog to come along. The majestic Dover Castle is just minutes away, providing the perfect place to explore on a rainy day.


Historic Scottish borders Castle

If you’re looking for stylish interiors and want to stay in a friendly family home, this impressive castle on the Scottish borders offers the perfect fusion of a traditional building, all mod cons and contemporary styling. Perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors, there are large grounds to explore and plenty of wildlife watching opportunities thanks to the rural setting.

Historic Scottish Borders Castle

Historic Scottish Borders Castle | © Airbnb


Authentic Contemporary Castle Experience Room

This recently refurbished castle draws upon its history with its suitably grand rooms. Set up like a B&B, the castle has several bedrooms with a shared bathroom and tea & coffee making facilities in the rooms. The drawing room and grounds are free for guests to explore if they wish.


Helen’s Tower

This tall and thin tower offers panoramic views from its top floor, even offering a glimpse of the coast on a clear day. Helen’s Tower is perfect for a couple with one double bedroom, a shower room and separate toilet, kitchen, living room, reading room and impressive rooftop terrace.


Manorbier Castle by the Beach

This stunning Norman castle is available for private hire, sleeping up to 8 in the house with an additional 4 beds in the annexe. The privately owned castle is just a short stroll away from the beach and has a café on site and a pub just a two minute walk away – the perfect retreat for a group of friends or a large family. The main areas of the castle are open to the public during the day but from 5pm you will have the place all to yourself!


Dunskey Estate, Castle on 2000 Acres by the Sea

Another property available for private hire, this Edwardian castle has eight bedrooms, a grand dining room, an impressive kitchen, a media room, a table tennis room and much more! While the castle itself is dramatic, nothing compares to the incredible 2000 acre grounds with their own glen, forest, beaches, lochs, waterfalls and walled gardens.


Exclusive Castle in Cornwall

The nine bedrooms in Pentillie castle can either be hired separately, or the whole castle can be booked for a group. Bedrooms fuse contemporary and traditional features with polished wooden floors, white walls, open fires and claw foot bathtubs. Don’t forget to leave your room to explore the 55 acre grounds that include a bathing hut, mausoleum and woodlands.


A Fully Catered Stay in a Castle

Set up as a cosy family home, this beautiful castle can be hired exclusively with full catering. The castle sleeps thirty in warm and comfortable rooms featuring four poster beds, roll top baths and open fireplaces, many boasting original features. Breakfast, dinner and afternoon tea are included in the stay.



Tawstock Castle

This Grade II listed castle is a luxurious retreat that sleeps eight, making it perfect for a large family or a group of friends. It’s located in open countryside, offering panoramic views of the local area in all directions, sitting within eight acres of its own land. Two of the bedrooms are circular due to the design of the structure and there are wooden burning fires and a private roof terrace for added comfort.


Stay in the Historic Craster Tower

Book a stay in this beautiful apartment that takes over the entire top floor of Craster Tower, a Grade II listed home that was built in the 15th century. The castle has been in the same family for over 800 years and offers all the mod cons with plenty of original features and luxurious touches. The outdoor area includes a tennis court and a large garden to enjoy.