Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Castle Hotels
Lundy Island
'14may22
Lundy  
Island
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*Fascination and harmony on a tiny island* Lundy Island is one of England’s natural wonders – a small emanation that rises from the waves of the Bristol Channel just under five square kilometers in size. It has been populated since Neolithic times with old gravestones recently uncovered and dated to ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Island   Lighthouse
Hotel Burg Oberranna
'13oct31
Hotel Burg  
Oberranna
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For thousands of years the most popular pastime in Europe was killing your neighbours. England and France win the prize for managing to have a war that lasted for 100 years. Because of a readiness for violence, castles began to sprout all through Europe’s green hills and many survive to ...
Accomodation types: Castle
Chateaux Dans les Arbres
'13oct1
Chateaux  
Dans les Arbres
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*Tell me why, do we build castles in the trees* We all dreamed of hidden castles in trees when we were whippersnappers and here is the dream realised: a mini castle in a tree can be yours. There are number of intricate designs to choose from, each lovingly crafted by ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Nature   Tree
Fort Leicester
'13sep3
Fort  
Leicester
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*Your private seaside fortification* This fort was named after the first Earl of Leicester who was a 16th Century English statesman and close friend of Queen Elizabeth I. Originally designed to deter the French from invading England again, it remained an isolated post in the British channel until it was ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Fort
Casa da Cisterna
'13jul9
Casa  
da Cisterna
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*Medieval and beautiful* This fortified village on the Spanish/Portugal boarder has seen its fair share of action over the last millennium. Conquered and occupied by everyone from the Romans to the Moors the castle lies in ruins. The old village remains in good condition and is an amazing place to ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Nature
La Crete Fort
'13may20
La Crête  
Fort
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*Sea shanties and adventures* Built in the 19th Century to stop Napoleon invading England, La Crete Fort still ended up with a French name - which is sort of ironic if you think about it. When the Nazis captured Jersey in World War 2 they naturally used the large fortification ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Fort   Nature
Prince Noir - A thousand year-old castle B&B
'13mar1
Prince  
Noir
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If you were a French Celt living in the 2nd Century AD under threat from the Romans you would want to in Les Baux-de-Provence. Set high in the Alpilles mountains on a rocky outcrop with a view of the surrounding plateau, the location has been inhabited for thousands of years. ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Cave   Traditional
Le Prince Noir - Wine, sun and history
'13jan27
Le Prince  
Noir
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In the violent and disputed lands of medieval Europe villages needed to be turned into forts at the first sight of iron spears coming through the fields. This hotel is a converted a fortified village built in the 13th Century. Your room is in a 17th Century convent and decorated ...
Accomodation types: Castle
Kasbah Tamadot – Rock the Kasbah
'13jan2
Kasbah  
Tamadot
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Kasbah Tamadot is part of Richard Branson's portfolio of unique retreats. It is a traditional Moroccan castle in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. The Kasbah is surrounded by scented gardens, terraces and staircases and maintains traditional glamour. You can stay in the Berber Tent suites which are in the ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Luxury   Traditional
Location: Marrakech  Morocco  Africa
Thorngrove Manor Hotel – Happily Ever After
'12dec5
Thorngrove  
Manor
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This five star getaway is riddled with charm and baroque flourishes. It’s the attention to detail that makes the difference: amazing plaster flourishes, rare 19th Century porcelain and tapestries decorate your room. All the furniture is antique or made by traditional artisans - the four poster beds are hand carved ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Fairytale   Luxury
Location: Stirling  Australia  Oceania
Chateau de Bagnols
'12nov13
Chateau  
de Bagnols
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The legendary Chateau de Bagnols is the kind of place you thought only existed in fairy stories. Set in a tiny village this historic Chateau has towers and turrets, a drawbridge and moat. The castle has an ‘old’ and ‘new’ area. The ‘old’ area is 13th Century and the ‘new’ ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Chateau   Luxury
Location: Bagnols  France  West Europe
West Baden Springs – The 8th Wonder of the World
'12oct1
West Baden  
Springs
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Part of the hilariously named, French Lick Resort, West Baden Springs is a hotel extravaganza. When it was opened in 1902 dumb-struck locals called it the ‘8th Wonder of the World’ and its mineral water baths were said to cure everything apart from credulity. In 1917, an incredible renovation saw ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Luxury
Fairmont Banff Springs - Mountainside Luxury in Canada
'12sep28
Banff  
Springs
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Unusually for a luxury châteaux hotel out in the countryside, The Fairmont Hotel in Banff Springs was always designed as an hotel and has been housing paying guests since its creation in 1888. Apart from an unfortunate incident 1926 involving a raging inferno and complete destruction, it has always been ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Luxury   Nature
Location: Banff  Canada  North America
Albergo Il Monastero – Ten Hail Marys and Two Hello Fishes
'12sep20
Albergo  
Il Monastero
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This was once a convent. Built in the 16th Century, the cloisters and passageways once echoed with the sound of rosary beads and prayers. Today, it is the building that contemplates on a rock overlooking the sea while, inside, the residents relax. Thousands of religious hours have been worn into ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Island   Traditional
Location: Naples  Italy  West Europe
Paco de Pombeiro
'12aug20
Paco  
de Pombeiro
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Not long ago, it was just another ruined castle. Now beautifully restored, it sits in 10 hectares of land and historic vineyard. The old outbuildings have been incorporated into the new design to create a modern complex making the most of the historic architecture. In 1163 a crusading knight, friend ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Design
Location: Vizela  Portugal  West Europe
Sintra Castle Hotel - Tivoli Palácio de Seteais
'12aug13
Sintra  
Castle Hotel
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‘I must just observe that the village of Cintra in Estremadura is the most beautiful in the world’. Not my words but the words of Lord Byron, one of the world’s my dashing romantic poets. The romantic style of Sintra Castle Hotel is typical of 18th Century Royal residences. You ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Luxury
Location: Sintra  Portugal  West Europe
Walworth Castle Hotel
'12jun29
Walworth  
Castle
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Luckily this isn’t Walworth Castle in London which is real, non-converted prison. No this is Walworth in County Durham, one of England’s most rural and beautiful counties. Parts of the castle date back to the 12th Century when a string of fortifications were erected around the country by the Norman ...
Accomodation types: Castle
Malmaison Oxford
'12may21
Malmaison   
Oxford
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‘And I sentence you to be taken from here to Oxford Castle Prison where you will be hung from the neck until dead’ - is what guests of the Oxford Castle Prison would have heard before arriving at this imposing building. You, however, are far more likely to hear the ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Jail   Luxury