Beauty And The Beast Inspired Getaways

With the Beauty and the Beast remake set to hit cinemas on Friday 17th March, fans of the iconic Disney romance can take part in the fairytale themselves by booking a stay at one of the world’s most luxurious castle hotels and quaint European escapes…

1 Melville Castle, Edinburgh

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Get lost in the forbidden West Wing of this 18th-century castle on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Set amongst 50 acres of woodland, guests can enjoy rural walks and outdoor activities including archery and axe throwing.

Price: From £79 per room (save up to 45%). Valid until Tuesday 21st March 2017. Price based on two adults sharing a room. Available for stays between March 2017 and June 2017.
Bookings: Click here to book on Secret Escapes or call 0843 2277 777.

2 Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire

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Grand interiors and retro-inspired elegance are plentiful at Heythrop Park, where the staff invite you to ‘Be Their Guest’.

Price: From £69 per room, per night (Save up to 49%). Valid until Tuesday 21st March 2017. Price based on two adults sharing a room. Available for stays between March 2017 and July 2017.
Bookings: Click here to book on Secret Escapes or call 0843 2277 777.

3 Hotel La Croix Blanche, France

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Jump into Belle’s world and discover the little French town of Loire Valley. Discover rolling hills, dandelion fields, classic French cuisine and the quaint town square where you can enjoy coffee with a favourite book. Even better, the fffer includes accommodation in an Elegance Room, breakfast and rose petals on the bed on arrival.

Price: From £107 per room, per night (Save up to 52%). Valid until Monday 20th March 2017. Price based on two adults sharing a room. Available for stays between March 2017 and September 2017.
Bookings: Click here to book on Secret Escapes or call 0843 2277 777.

4 Château Le Petit Verdus, France

Château Le Petit Verdus

Located amid the stunning countryside and rolling vineyards of the Entre-deux-Mers region of France, Château Le Petit Verdus is an enchanting 19th century castle set in its own private grounds of 50 acres, with woodlands, lawns and 10 acres of vineyards, swimming pool and tennis courts.

Accommodating up to 12 guests, it’s the ultimate tranquil retreat and less than 25 minutes from the centre of Bordeaux city.

Bookings: Click here for more.

5 Castle of Lisheen, Ireland


The Castle of Lisheen is a true piece of history, standing sentry among the rolling green hills of Munster since the early 19th century. Restored and re-opened in 2000 as a luxury vacation property, this entire castle is available to hire for all of your royal dreams.

The County of Tipperary also offers visitors a central location in Ireland, making it ideal to access various surrounding towns and cities on a day trip basis.

Bookings: Click here for more.

6 The Baroque Castle, Austria


This incredibly romantic, moated castle is located moments away from Vienna and the Danube landscape of Wachau, famous for its vineyards, monastery, quaint villages and historical sightseeing tours.

Horses graze in the historic park with large trees offering the perfect spots of shade for romantic picnic spaces, and is even surrounded by a pond. What’s more, the castle boasts a sauna, yoga space, terrace and a salon all within its walls. What more could you want for a fairytale stay?

Bookings: Click here to make a reservation.

7 Duns Castle, Scotland

Dun's Castle

The stunning Duns Castle is located in the Scottish borders just less than one-hour south of Edinburgh and is the centrepiece of a beautiful 1200-acre estate. Steeped in history, the oldest part of the castle dates back to 1320 and it was here that the Covenanters amassed their forces in 1639 to protect Scotland’s freedom of worship.

Today, the castle is a haven of beauty and tranquillity for guests to unwind and enjoy ultimate relaxation.The estate boasts its own nature reserve, extensive forest trails and bespoke outdoor activities including falconry, clay pigeon and archery.

Even better, HomeAway is offering one lucky winner plus 20 guests of their choice the chance to live like royalty and win a luxury five-night stay in Duns Castle! Find out how to enter here.

Bookings: Click here to find out more.

8 Sant Mori Castle,

Sant Mori Castle

If worshipping the sun is more your style, Sant Mori Castle could be for you. This stunning Spanish castle has been beautifully and tastefully restored with authentic furnishings and offers unforgettable views.

The castle itself is located in a peaceful rural area however within easy driving distance of Costa Brava and Girona, offers guests all the amenities they need to live like royalty.

Bookings: Click here for more.

9 Olive Mill, 

Olive Mill

This charming and completely restored 13th century castle has been transformed into a luxurious country house, located just outside the ring wall of Castello di Montegiove. The peaceful medieval country village is halfway between Rome and Florence – providing an ideal base for exploring the historical treasures of Umbria and Tuscany.

The castle is also furnished in the traditional style of a central Italian manor house and is equipped with antique furniture. What’s more, the estate covers almost 3000 acres of stunning Umbrian countryside featuring where oak forests, vineyards, olive fields and endless arable land.

Bookings: Click here to find out more.

10 D’Day Chateau, France

D’Day Chateau

History buff? The D’Day Chateau could be the one for you. Located between Cherbourg and Bayeux and just 5 minutes away from Valognes, the Chateau provides the perfect base to explore Bayeux, the D-Day landing beaches, the Bayeux Tapestry and Le Mont Saint Michel.

What’s more, you can feel the history within the castle walls themselves, as this is the exact location where US General Lawton Collins and German General Von Schlieben signed the monumental Treaty of Cherbourg in 1944. Plus, if you’re also looking for a touch of luxury, the Chateau boasts swimming pools, tennis courts and an outdoor park area.

Bookings: Click here to find out more. 

11 Le Donjon, France


This 15th century medieval tower offers guests a truly memorable stay. Guests can enjoy the five bedrooms and three bathrooms spread over three levels, as well as an open space over the Vendee, all connected by a traditional granite grand staircase.

What makes this castle so spectacular is the true medieval décor: on the first floor, guests will feel like they’ve gone back in time with the large painted ceilings held up by columns, decorative candles and artwork gracing the walls and wide windows overlooking the pond area.

Bookings: Click here to make a reservation.

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