THERE are a huge number of castles around the UK that you can stay in and they might not be as expensive as you think.
In fact, we found several properties where you can live like a king or queen for a bargain – with one starting from just a little over £9 per person per night.
You can stay in some seriously cheap castles for bargain rates[/caption]
Some are within the castle itself, while others are part of the castle’s estate, but all offer an incredible taste of history.
Plus, there’s a mixture of sizes around.
You can find ones big enough to sleep up to 20 – perfect for a big family gathering – and ones that are cosy pads for two.
All of the properties listed below are available on a self-catering basis from Sykes Cottages.
Read on to find out where you should be checking in…
Gallanach Castle, Oban – £9pppn
You can stay in one of the wings at Gallanach Castle[/caption]
There are four bedrooms, sleeping up to eight people[/caption]
One of the cheapest around is Gallanach Castle in Oban, Scotland.
You can stay at the Garden Wing, one of the cottages on the estate, which sleeps up to eight people.
There’s a huge garden for barbecues and you’ll have access to the castle’s walking trails and private beach.
A seven-night stay starts from just £512.
Castle House, Taunton – £12pppn
Castle House is situated within a 12th century castle[/caption]
You can find some incredible period features[/caption]
Castle House is situated within a 12th century castle, which had once housed judges and royal courts.
It’s great for families – it sleeps up to seven and there are lots of activities on site, including the “Knight School”.
A week’s stay costs just £605.
Snape Castle, Snape – £20pppn
Snape Castle was once home to Catherine Parr[/caption]
The property is pretty cosy, sleeping just four people[/caption]
Snape Castle in Yorkshire was the one-time home of Catherine Parr, one of the wives of Henry VIII.
But now you can stay in a wing known as the Undercroft, which sleeps just four people.
A week in the historic property starts from just £564.
The Old Castle, Stewarton – £51pppn
The Old Castle dates back to the 12th century[/caption]
Guests will love the pool table[/caption]
The Old Castle dates back to the 12th century, with plenty of period features inside.
But it’s thoroughly updated inside with modern bathrooms and kitchen, and guests will love the pool table.
The property sleeps up to ten people, with a week’s rental coming in at £3,569.
Stanhope Castle, Stanhope – £34pppn
Stanhope Castle has a pad for two people[/caption]
The bolthole is very modern and cosy[/caption]
You can book a regal getaway for two at Stanhope Castle.
Their “cosy cave” is surprisingly modern inside and you’ll have access to a hot tub to really kick back and relax.
A week’s stay costs £476.
Pennsylvania Castle, Dorset – £86pppn
Pennsylvania Castle has hosted royalty[/caption]
There are some seriously lavish areas in the property[/caption]
For a serious upgrade, head to the 200-year-old Pennsylvania Castle, which has hosted the likes of Winston Churchill and King George VI in the past.
As you can imagine, it’s pretty impressive inside but the views outside are also stunning.
Seven nights in the castle will set you back £12,069 but it will sleep up to 20 people.
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