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.

Thurles Townparks, Ireland

For those who revel in the details, the Castle of Lisheen is for you. According to HomeAway, "Every piece of furniture, light fitting, window and floor covering has been sourced, selected or specially manufactured for Lisheen Castle." Want to explore beyond the castle walls? The folks at Lisheen Castle offer week-long customized itineraries for their guests.



Which castle is your favorite? Sound off below!

— Erin Lem

photos and castles courtesy of HomeAway