Royal love is in the air as the British royal family gets active this year,with the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child and the very recent wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It can be difficult not to get engulfed in the royal fever sweeping the globe as you run into the juicy details about the latest happenings online and since most of us won't be attending any royal nuptial or celebration anytime soon, you may need a distraction of royal calibre to get over some serious FOMO.
So how about booking yourself a royal styled getaway in some of the world's most magnificent castles. You don't need to be related to the royal family to stay in one of these luruxious chateaus. All you have to do is go on booking.com, seriously!
Italy: Castello Di Pavone
The Game-of-Thrones-esque medieval castle. Located in Italy’s Pavone Canavese, the Castello Di Pavone sees an ancient castle revamped into a magnificently charming hotel. Surrounded by beautifully lush tropical gardens where you can get your picture-perfect royal stroll, this palace is the place to be if you’re looking for a truly majestic setting that has a wealth of grandeur and history. Inside, expect rooms that give you beautifully traditional decor with top-notch modern amenities for a truly unique luxe getaway. With dining halls, beamed ceilings and stunning chandeliers, the Castello Di Pavone proves that anyone can have their own Cinderella experience. Book now.
Spain: Parador de Cardona
The magical, fairy-tale castle. Since you’re planning to go out of the ordinary for this escapade, why not take it all the way and pick something absolutely enchanting. Magically set in a 9th century castle, the Parador de Cardona is what fairy tales are made of. With spectacular views overlooking the breathtaking Catalonian countryside and medieval-styled interiors of vaulted ceilings, stone walls and spaciously charming courtyards, this is a venue that makes fantasy reality. Also, canopy beds—what more could you ask for in a castle stay? Book now.
Ireland: Ballynahinch Castle Hotel
The earthy, woodland castle. The Ballynahinch Castle Hotel rests idyllically in the beautiful woodlands of Galway County in Ireland, backed by a stunning backdrop of the Twelve Bens Mountain Range. The perfect destination for those tired of the city life and looking for a truly breathtaking natural backdrop, take in the fresh air at this impressive private estate. This venue also has a range of activities fit for royalty, such as pony trekking, woodcock shooting or even just a walk by the charming lake. Book now.
Canada: Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
The in-your-face luxurious castle. Of course, if you want to feel like royalty, a little bit of luxe goes a long way. The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Old Quebec is a landmark in its own right and offers front-row seats to breathtaking views of the St Lawrence River and old fortified city. Expect luxurious rooms decorated in classic European style. To complete your special getaway, the top-notch spa facilities offer immensely relaxing programmes for you to get that royal R&R you deserve. Book now.
India: RAAS Devigarh
The unique, extraordinary castle. Royalty and castles aren’t confined to Europe. For something a little different, look to the RAAS Devigarh in India, an 18th century palace in the Delwara village, tucked amidst the Aravalli Hills. Stay here and wake up to the jawdropping views of the mountains and sky. Perfect for self-discovery getaways, take in the rare experience and exquisite settings as you enjoy a quiet read in the library, or get some much needed relaxation in the luxuriously spacious suites. Book now.