Live Like The Queen For A Day In These Airbnb Castles

With some from just £120 per night...

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by Katie Rosseinsky |

You're probably used to using Airbnb to find cool flats for European city breaks or hunt down the secluded holiday villa of dreams, but did you know you can use the gamechanging rental site to find actual castles to stay in?

The site currently lists 1,400 such properties from across the world, meaning that a holiday fit for a Queen really is but a click away. Whether you're after the full-on medieval experience, an airy Regency estate that's straight out of a costume drama or somewhere that balances its heritage with its fair share of mod cons, here are some of the most regal properties the site has to offer.

Balvaird Apartment at Scone Palace in Perth, Scotland

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Scone Castle, Scotland ©Airbnb

So it's not Balmoral, but Scone Palace was once where the Kings of Soctland were crowned (as anyone who studied Macbeth for GCSE rightly knows). Guests have access to the beautiful grounds, and your stay will include a tour of the palace. Fancy.

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Scone Castle, Scotland ©Airbnb

Six guests; from £500 per night. Book here****.

Craster Tower in Northumberland, England

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Craster Tower ©Airbnb

This Grade 2 listed country house dates from the fifteenth century, and has been in the hands of the same family for years (just like a real royal property).

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Craster Tower ©Airbnb

Eight guests; from £250 per night. Book here****.

Dairsie Castle in Fife, Scotland

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Dairsie Castle ©Airbnb

With a dungeon, a great hall and six acres of ground, Dairsie Castle is the real deal. This Scottish seat is 15 minutes drive from St. Andrews (so you can pay homage to Kate and William's student days), and acted as a safe haven for King James I back in the day.

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Dairsie Castle ©Airbnb

13 guests; from £500 per night. Book here****.

Melville Castle in Midlothian, Scotland

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Melville Castle, Scotland ©Airbnb

Just 20 minutes from Edinburgh city centre, Melville Castle sits in the former hunting seat of Mary, Queen of Scots. Inside, you'll find four poster beds and 'intriguing gallery rooms.' We're certainly intrigued...

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Melville Castle, Scotland ©Airbnb

Two guests (bed and breakfast); from £120 per night. Book here****.

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