Many of the UK’s most famous castles can be toured virtually. Virtual “vacations” are on the rise amid travel restrictions due to the coronavirus. There are outright bans or strict rules in place for visiting some countries, including many in Europe. US citizens have to quarantine for 14 days after […]
Between countless executions and still-unsolved deaths, some royal residences around the world house dark histories. Buckingham Palace is reportedly haunted by two ghosts. The Tower of London may no longer be an official royal residence but is nevertheless remembered as the site of multiple beheadings and the murders of members […]
There are Disney castles in theme parks around the world, and each one has its own unique features and secrets. Disneyland Paris is the only castle that has a dragon lurking underneath it. It took almost 18 months to build Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World. The drawbridge on Sleeping […]
There’s a castle in Marengo, Illinois, that can sleep 16 guests and features a pool and waterfall available for rent on Airbnb. The base, nightly rate for the home was $US299 at the time of writing, so it would only cost $US18.60 per person each night when split between 16 […]
The rental site Glamping Hub has a myriad of castle stays that can accommodate big groups. You and your friends can book castles located everywhere from New York to Italy through the site. Some of the castles sit on private islands, offering ultimate privacy. There’s even a medieval castle for […]
Jennifer Lawrence married art dealer Cooke Maroney at the historical Belcourt Mansion on Saturday. Belcourt Mansion is a Gilded-Age mansion in Newport, Rhode Island that was modelled after 17th-century French King Louis XIII’s hunting lodge at Versailles. It is now owned by bangle mogul Carolyn Rafaelian, who purchased the property […]
The Breakers in Newport, Rhode Island, and the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, were both built for the Vanderbilt family around the turn of the century. Iolani Palace was once the residence of Hawaii’s last monarchs, making it the only official royal residence in the United States. Tovrea Castle […]
Prince Charles opened a bed and breakfast called the Granary Lodge at the Castle of Mey in Scotland. The Queen Mother used to vacation at the castle, and Prince Charles still does every August. The bed and breakfast has 10 rooms ranging from £145 ($US188) to £195 ($US253) per night. […]
The city of Harbin in northeastern China hosts an elaborate winter festival with giant ice sculptures in the shape of castles, churches, and famous landmarks. Millions of people travel each year to view the intricate designs, which often stay open past the official end date as long as weather permits. […]
Some homes around the world cost millions of dollars but struggle to find buyers because of their unique decor. In Connecticut, there is a home that’s modelled after a castle – and it has its own moat. Down in Florida, there is an overly grand mansion that was inspired by […]
British financial firm On Stride Financial used technology to digitally restore six castle ruins across the UK. The restorations give us the opportunity to see what these castles looked like in their prime. You can visit all of these castles in real life. Seeing an abandoned or ruined castle can […]
If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a French chateau, you’re not alone. On Friday, 7,500 internet users banded together to buy a crumbling castle in the South of France through crowdfunding. Sadly for them, that doesn’t mean they all get a room to crash in. Instead, for a minimum of […]
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