Sippy cups and dirty dishes may be your reality now, but it doesn’t have to be. Plan your escape to a real-life castle to experience the royal treatment (at least for a few nights). From Italy to California, flip through the photo gallery to discover the world’s coolest castles that you can rent for as little as $20 per person, per night. Move over Belle, there’s a new queen in town.

Duns, Scotland

Located in the Scottish Borders one hour south of Edinburgh, this castle epitomizes true opulence. The estate spans 1,200 acres and has its own nature preserve. This means forest trails, archery and more are literally right outside your bedroom window.



Which castle is your favorite? Sound off below!

— Erin Lem

photos and castles courtesy of HomeAway