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Nothing says "luxury" like a stay in a castle. Following in the footsteps of kings, queens, dukes, dames and nobility, you'll be bedding down in the grandest homes of all. Topped with fairy-tale turrets and perched on pretty hillsides, oozing history and steeped in regional heritage, they can be bona fide attractions in their own right. Some are circled by swathes of vineyards, others pack in spas and pools. Some have characterful suites that burst with medieval architecture, others hide libraries and drawing rooms laden with plush furniture. So, whether it's a towering German schloss or an elegant French chateau, get ready for a stay you're not likely to forget.
Prepare yourself for the height of service and comfort – the castle stays on offer from ebookers are some of the most opulent of all. You'll see what we mean the moment you set eyes on your chosen establishment. It might be a forest of soaring Gothic spires shouldering above the spruce forests of Silesia. It could be a medieval fortress perched on the Scottish fells. It might be a grand French chateau with views across gnarled vines and wooded valleys. There's such a range of grand options going, you'll find that no 2 holidays will ever be the same.
Delving inside holiday castles reveals another level of luxury. The suites and rooms are often permeated by layers of history. Many are 100s, or perhaps even 1000s, of years old. You can expect flourishes like vaulted ceilings and stained-glass windows, as well as mahogany staircases that zig-zag through ancient keeps. There may be echoing corridors that lead to grand halls now occupied by top restaurants, or cellars packed with wine barrels just waiting to be tasted. In some, you can even follow in the footsteps of great monarchs, see their glorious thrones and where they once pulled the strings of the state – talk about being immersed in a destination...
Given the rich history and heritage of many of the castles on offer from ebookers, it's hardly a surprise that these sorts of stays will leave you feeling royally pampered. Many come with the added bonus of swimming pools and gym facilities. Foodies may be in their element with opportunities to sample local wines and dine on freshly sourced ingredients from the rustic grandeur outside. There are also plenty of castles with adjoining wedding venues and events spaces, making them a great pick if you're holidaying with a purpose this year.
Price wise, it's likely you'll need to loosen the purse strings a tad if you want to secure yourself a stay in a classic castle. It's to be expected, when you factor in the opulence and luxury of such grand residences. Still, ebookers is at hand to help you discover the best bargains. All you need to do is enter the dates you plan on travelling and we'll do the rest. You can filter out the places that don't fit your bill using our search results pages. Or, you can zoom in and out of a destination to unearth the best castles on the accommodation map – that's great if you're after a little inspiration.