What better way to make your stay in Scotland memorable than to book a majestic castle? Try one of these Airbnb castles and feel like royalty for the day. If you want to go out and explore, they’re also within an easy commute of attractions.
Dairsie Castle is a magnificent castle, set in the picturesque region of Fife near St Andrews, and just an hour from Edinburgh. With an extensive history dating back to the 12th century, the property, which sleeps 14, boasts rooms with three four-poster beds, one king-size and two large beds. If you want a taste of luxury, then book today.
Scone Palace is a luxurious castle with sublime views situated in Perth. In this picturesque palace, you’ll feel like royalty. The Balvaird Wing is available to rent and boasts three beautifully decorated ensuite rooms, and the stunning interiors and exteriors will take you back in time.
This authentic medieval one-bed mini castle, set in the magnificent countryside on the River Tweed, is perfect for those who want a stay that is truly unique. It sleeps up to four – the top-floor double room, with two additional singles in the sitting room – and has roaring fires throughout (firewood is included). The towers are ancient, and the hosts can organise a private tour of nearby Neidpath castle.
This magical castle, dating back to 1107, was originally used as a royal hunting lodge. The castle, which hosted Mary Queen of Scots back in the day, is the oldest inhabited house in Scotland, and there are three spacious double bedrooms that are let on a B&B basis. You can also enjoy a cafe, brewery and gardens that are open to the public.
Plane Castle, in Falkirk in the Central Lowlands, was built in the 14th century and oozes charm and elegance, with painted ceilings and stone-vaulted rooms, as well as 3 acres (1.2ha) of garden with statues, ponds and fantastic scenery. With seven spacious bedrooms, it can sleep up to 16 guests in total.
Fenton Tower, in the heart of Dirleton in North Berwick, is the ideal spot to spend a night in luxury. Built in 1570, the fortified castle 20 miles east of Edinburgh has been meticulously restored to provide luxury accommodation for up to 13. It combines state-of-the-art facilities with the informality of a private home – assuming your home is an actual castle. There are seven bedrooms, all individually styled, and a great hall and library to relax in, as well as a dining room fit for a king.