Set atop a hillside within the Stirone Regional Park, this fortified medieval castle boasts 11 elegant en-suite bedrooms, a sun terrace and a restaurant specialising in classic Italian cuisine. Parma is just a 50 minute drive away.
Castello Di Velona, Velona - Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy.
Commanding a hilltop location in the heart of the Val d’Orcia region, Castello di Velona Resort and Winery offers 46 spacious and luxuriously furnished rooms. Set in a restored 10th century castle, enjoy a swim in the pools filled with hot thermal waters.
Set in extensive parkland between Caen and Bayeux, this elegant 18th century chateau offers 29 luxurious rooms and prestigious suites. Recalling a bygone era, the lounge and dining rooms overlook the park and main courtyard. Heated outdoor swimming pool.
Solis Lough Eske Castle, Donegal, Co Donegal, Ireland.
With a rich history dating back to the 1400s, the stunning Lough Eske Castle has been lovingly restored into a five-star luxury hotel and spa. Set on a secluded lakeside estate, it blends its historic past with a dash of contemporary elegance.
Kinnitty Castle Hotel, Birr, nr. Limerick, Co. Offaly, Ireland.
Occupying an ancient druidic ceremonial site in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, this grand Gothic revival castle featues 37 individually decorated rooms. Boasting a fine dining restaurant, there is a tennis court and clay shooting available.
Château de Mercuès, nr. Cahors, Lot Valley, France.
Defending the Lot Valley and town of Cahors, the origins of Château de Mercuès date back to the 13th century. Offering 30 lavishly decorated guest rooms and suites on the inside, outside there are two tennis courts and a swimming pool.
Castello di Gargonza, Monte San Savino, nr. Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy.
Castello di Gargonza is a small fortified, 13th century village with massive stone curtain walls and crenellated tower. 35 rooms and apartments are located throughout this medieval village, with a swimming pool and restaurant on site.