13 British Castles You Can Rent For Under $100 Per Night

Motel < hotel < your own damn castle. Explore all these British Famous castles and be the first of your friends to live like royalty.

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1. The Court House in Gloucestershire, England — $97 per person per night for seven nights. Sleeps 26.

"I'll meet you in the drawing room." "Which drawing room?" – you in this house, probably
Go for a stroll in the gardens and while carrying a parasol over your shoulder for no discernible reason.
*chortles by fire sounding extremely wealthy*
If you get bored pretending to be royalty, you can play snooker!
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You’d need to rent the property for a full week to get this rate, but then who doesn’t want to spend a week at The Court House? You can spend the night in the same room King Charles I slept in during the 1643 Siege of Gloucester! The property features an indoor bar, an outdoor bar, a sauna, a heated pool and hot tub, a library, and four acres of gardens.

2. Pineapple House in Dunmore, Scotland — $19 per person per night for four nights. Sleeps 4.

Whoooooooo lives in a pineapple on an English estate? You do. You live in one.
Have you ever stoked a fire while enjoying a brandy and discussing the spice trade? Do you want to?
Quaint, quaint, and more quaint.
The Landmark Trust

This eccentric summer home dates back to 1761, but its eccentric topper appeared in 1777. Apparently sailors used to put a pineapple on their gate post to announce their return home. Lord Dunmore, who was fond of the joke, took things a bit further when he renovated this mansion with a pineapple dome to commemorate his return from Virginia. This house is comfortable, quirky, and an experience you won’t ever forget. The home features charming walled gardens and a private garden open to occupants only.

3. Pennsylvania Castle in Dorset, England — $96 per person per night for seven nights (May only!). Sleeps 20.

BRB going to walk through Italian gardens.
This isn't your grandma's sun room.
All the fun of skinny dipping without any of that bothersome chilly night air!
"In the mornings, I enjoy an espresso while watching the sun rise over the ruins of a neighboring castle." – you, in this castle
You can't sit with us (on the ancient gothic stone chairs around the table being held up by servant girl statue).
The coast! Sailboats! Sea breezes! You can almost smell it.

This castle was built in 1797 by John Penn, the grandson of William Penn founder of Pennsylvania. ~Casual~. It has incredible views of the coast and your closest neighbor is another castle. Stay here and go explore the Jurassic Coast (yes, that is a place that exists in England). When you’re done, enjoy a glass of red wine on the ramparts of your freaking palace and ask your butler for news from the colonies. But book quickly! This guy is only under $100 per person during the month of May (other months are only slightly more expensive).

4. Clytha Castle in Monmouthshire, Wales — $33 per person per night for four nights. Sleeps 6.

Prince Charming lives here.
*giggles like child while racing up and down stairs*
Generous kitchen windows? Check. Sconces? Check. Flowing draperies? Check.
The Landmark Trust

Your fairy-tale fantasies are alive and well at this 200-year-old castle in Wales. Go for a stroll in an ancient grove of Chestnut trees outside the castle then ascend to your bedroom up a spiral staircase in a turret. The Welsh countryside is perfect for roving walks that all end at the local pub. The famous Tintern Abbey is also a short distance away.

5. River Hall in North Devon, England — $75 per person per night for three nights. Sleeps 22.

Every day is a perfect day for croquet with this lawn.
Those floors tho.
Twee AF kitchen.
This is the field where you go for a walk at dawn and a tall, dark, and handsome Brit wearing a coat and tails emerges from the woods and kisses you passionately as the sun rises behind you....
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The classic decor of this place just oozes charm. Imagine playing croquet on the rolling English lawns, wandering through the woods to the river, or challenging friends to a game of tennis. Looking at the pictures, you can practically hear the sound of a sparkling rosé bottle popping open. You can even sleep seven more guests in the coach house, meaning this could be even cheaper for 29 adults.

6. Bath Tower in Gwynedd, Wales — $18 per person per night for four nights. Sleeps 5.

See? Wall!
Are you a sucker for a wrought-iron spiral staircase? We know a place you should visit.
Stained glass in the bathroom will have you peeing like a saint.
A rampart with a view.
The ocean! Can you smell it?
Copyright Jill Tate for the Landmark Trust

This dwelling is one of eight towers in the town of Caernarfon’s fortified wall, built in the late 13th century by Edward I to defend its strategic position at the mouth of the Menai Strait. As a place to stay, this battlement is unique because the town is outside your doorstep to explore. You’re also near Snowdonia, a grand national park that’s home to the highest peak in England and Wales.

7. Birkmere Hall in The Lake District, England — $77 per person per night for seven nights. Sleeps 24.

The old meets the new. This is like a supervillain's secret liar.
Seriously who can resist this.
James Bond comes here to play pool.
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Spend the night in a ruined fort converted into luxury house . This bucket list destination has been built inside two embattled peele towers, with modern amenities hidden inside an ancient shell. Go for walks on the estate, pick fresh berries from nearby farms, explore the Lake District, and then find your way back to the estate and one of 10 bedrooms.

8. Rosslyn Castle near Edinburgh, Scotland — $26 per person per night for four nights. Sleeps 6.

This is the sort of estate where disgraced royalty is banished to live out their days in obscurity.
Red curtains? Charmed. Small statues inside? Charmed. 500-year-old benches? Charmed.
Sit in front of this fire and think about your acts of treason against the Crown. Also maybe enjoy a cup of hot chocolate?
"On Saturday, I enjoyed a light lunch by the ruins in my backyard."
It looks haunted, but in a good way.
The Landmark Trust

Built by William, Prince of Orkney, around 1450, this ancient dwelling oozes historical charm. Not only does the castle give you easy access to the Rosslyn Estate (home of the incredible Rosslyn Chapel), it’s also a short distance away from central Edinburgh. Meaning you can stay in a castle AND a city — for $26 per night.

9. Wessex Manor in Dorset — $35 per person per night for seven nights. Sleeps 20.

But where will you park the stagecoach that brought you here?
This looks like the road to somewhere awesome...
"On warm afternoons, I enjoy a stroll by the waterside. Later, I have the servants saddle my house so I can go into town."
Sheep and champagne. It's a thing.
This kitchen almost makes you want to cook.
Booze globe. CLASSIC.
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Nestled amongst 23 acres of delightful countryside, this Grade II-listed Victorian Manor home would make for an elegant week away. The property features walled gardens, an orchard, a stone outbuilding, a stream, and sheep! Drink champagne and pretend you own everything in sight. For a few precious days, you do.

10. Martello Tower in Suffolk — $46 per person per night for four nights. Sleeps 4.

This is crazy.
The sea view from the parapet. Just try to sit out here without yelling, "FIRE THE CANNONS!!!"
Nice ceiling. $100 bucks says there's a cool echo.
This kitchen has strong nautical vibes.
"Oh, your apartment has exposed bricks? So does my CASTLE."
The Landmark Trust, Copyright John Miller for the Landmark Trust

You can practically hear the screaming seagulls and taste the fish and chips when looking over this incredible tower. Martello tower was built to house four heavy guns and keep Napoleon out of England. The interior has soaring ceilings and an open, lofted floor plan. The sweeping view from the roof of the River Alde and the sea is something you won’t forget.

11. River View Castle in Cornwall — $90 per person per night for seven nights. Sleeps 20.

Now that's what you call curb appeal.
*strolls through ancient oaks while reciting poetry*
The portraits honor those who've died in the house. Rumor has it their ghosts still haunt the halls. (jk!)
This looks like the place you and your friends can plot the invasion of a foreign country.
Four-post bed fantasies anyone?
When you're tired from exploring the 2,000-acre estate, you can take a dip with a beverage. Who's bringing the novelty floaties? Instagram needs this.
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If you want to get away from everything except your 20 BFFs, this is the place. River View Castle is located on 2,000 acres of private lands — 20 acres of which are devoted to manicured gardens. The property has a heated pool, classy decor, and access to ancient woodlands. Apparently you sign for it with a heavy fountain pen. It’s the details!

12. Fort Clonque in Alderney, Channel Islands — $18 per person per night for four nights. Sleeps 13.

Lovely little cove. Boats! Sand! A fort to call your own!
See? View!
The fort has a sitting room which looks a lot like you would imagine.
This kitchen is perfect.
"Dear diary, today we went for a stroll on the ramparts. We spied enemy ships through the spyglass, which we destroyed using our finger guns. Afterwards, we played beach volleyball."
The Landmark Trust

This decommissioned Victorian fort is perched on a rocky outcrop accessible only by a causeway leading to a drawbridge. A FREAKING DRAWBRIDGE. At high tide the fort is cut off from the rest of the island. You and your friends will inhabit various buildings around the property and enjoy magnificent coastal views from the forts battlements. Since the island is so small, you can bike or walk everywhere. This would make for an incredible long weekend away!

13. Marsden Manor in Gloucestershire — $92 per person per night for three nights. Sleeps 20.

This looks like a famous person's house. It just does.
10/10 would swim.
The charming kitchen. It doesn't get more modern yet rustic than this!
You can't not be charmed by this.
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This manor home has a heated swimming pool, a tennis court, a children’s playroom, and 10 bedrooms. The house has a modern rustic decor that just looks relaxing. And the best news is you can get it for under $100 for three nights. Long weekend anyone?

To arrive at the $100 per night figures, we divided the total rental rate by the number of people who can sleep overnight at the property. We used the exchange rate of $1.25 to £1.00, which was accurate when we wrote this article.

Castles aren’t the only thing Great Britain is famous for… find your Om in the Great (British) Outdoors.

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