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Luxury Properties - http://luxuryproperty.com
Castles for Sale or Rent

Medieval Castles medievalcastles.stormthecastle.com
Might, Mystery magic, and more. The website for all kinds of interesting Medieval Castle information.

Castles and Palaces www.travelwriter.at
An inventory of interesting castles and palaces.

Carney Castle www.carneycastle.com
Impressive model castles, built in lego by Bob Carney.

Ghost Haunts www.ghosthaunts.com
Haunted castles and other haunted places. Books, movies, videos, web-cams, photographs and stories about hauntings.

Histovirus www.historvius.com
Castles of the World | World Castle List

 

 

Belgium

De Kerckhem - www.dekerckhem.com
A family run castle farm, just an hours' drive east from Brussels. Historic castle and hotel offering bed and breakfast, organic cooking, and meeting facilities, all set in spectacular countryside of Wijer-Nieuwerkerken studded with historic castles.

Castle-Farm of De Kerckhem

 

Czech Republic

McGee's Ghost Tours of Prague - www.mcgeesghosttours.com
Prague Castle after dark, haunted castles, Ghost walks, private tours, ghosts and legends of the old town, a paranormal glossary and more. Join them for good old-fashioned entertainment, they will freak you out and make you laugh so you can experience The Bone Chilling Ride that is the Ghost Tour.

 

England

Augill Castle - www.stayinacastle.com
A truly unique & special place. orkshire Dales & Lake District castle hotel accommodation. Wendy & Simon Bennett now run the castle in a modern and informal style with relaxed service, five star national award winning guest accommodation, honest, imaginative food and a genuine desire to create a comfortable place to unwind.

 

France

The Château de la Caillotière www.chateaudelacaillotiere.com      
Château in the Loire Valley, sleeps 13, available for Exclusive Hire. 30 mn from Angers, 3 hours from Paris by car, built over 200 years ago by an ancestor of the present owner.Sset in a park of over 70 acres with a "jardin à la française", pond, arboretum of 250 rare species, walled kitchen garden, tennis court, swimming-pool, horse and pony.

The Château de la Barre www.chateaudelabarre.com      
This elegant château 2 hours from Paris has been in the same family for 600 years. Comte & Comtesse de Vanssay personally welcome their guests and assist them in discovering all the Loire Valley treasures. Exclusive packages include a Grand Siècle dinner hosted twice weekly. Estate self catering cottage also for rent. Ideal too for small, romantic weddings in the family chapel.

Châteaux en France www.chateau-fort-manoir-chateau.eu     
Châteaux forts, fortresses, Châteaux and Manoirs in France, Belgium, Luxemburg and Switzerland, with an extensive section on the Châteaux du Val de Loire.

Château de la Poivriere www.chateau-poivriere.com     
Various events such as visits to the exterior of the Château and the arboretum, pic-nicks in the park, exhibitions, theatre in the Salle des Gardes and concerts in the Cour d'Honneur.

La Passion des Château www.passionchateaux.com      
Dedicated to the privatly owned Châteaux of France and especially those that are less well known to the public. It concentrateson the Auvergne and covers everything from ruined medieval castles to nineteenth century manor houses. Very well researched and with great photos. Mainly in French.

Château de Tennessus - Tennessus Castle France www.tennessus.com      
Enjoy the marvellous bed and breakfast rooms or relax in the self-catering apartment at the 14th-century Château de Tennessus, in the Poitou Charentes. Swim in the pool, fish in the moat, explore the beautiful region of Poitou-Charentes in the West of France. Deal directly with the owner.

Château de la Foltière www.parcfloralbretagne.com      
Opposite Mont Saint-Michel and close to the medieval city of Fougères, this is an impressive mansion in a magnificient park of 20 hectares: The Floral Park of Upper Brittany. Fve comfortable spacious guest rooms.

Best of Périgord www.best-of-perigord.tm.fr      
All about the Périgord - Gatronomy and Restaurants, books, services, accommodation, tourism, town and cities, leisure and sport, and themed holidays - courses and activity holidays. (in French, English, German Dutch, Spanish & Italian)

Castel Rose www.castellrose-prades.com      
Situated between the sea and the mountains Castell Rose lies near Prades in the heart of the Pyrenees Orientales region It is an impressive pink marble home, which enjoys a unique situation and 2.5 hectares of parkland with centennial trees.

Château de Challain www.chateauchallain.com   
Completed as a private residence 1854, this magnificent chateau is the jewel of Anjou. Now hosting an Elegant Bed & Breakfast as well as Fairytale Wedding Venue. The Castle provides guests with luxurious suites for their Romantic holiday getaway in France. Designed for superior comfort, each room is brightened by the charm and elegance of a glamorous era.

Château d'Alogny www.alogny.com/   
The Château d'Alogny is a romantic medieval & Renaissance hilltop castle, available for rent throughout the year. A modernised private home, it stands in a timeless, almost forgotten corner of France just south of the Loire Valley between the historic cities of Tours and Poitiers. Four double bedrooms + 1 twin.

Abbaye de Valmagne www.valmagne.com    
This is a well preserved Medieval Cistercian abbey in the Languedoc, now in private hands. Cistercians played a major part in the Cathar Wars The abbey church dates from 1257, shortly after the end of the Crusade against the Cathars. The owners have won many prizes for the work done to restore the Abbey. It is classified as an Historical Monument and is open to visitors every day in summer and the afternoon in winter. Medieval gardens. Vinyards. Events. You can stay at the associated Auberge de frère Nonenque. The abbey is also available for receptions.

Riches Heures www.richesheures.net   
An online encyclopedia of historic French architecture (In French). L'encyclopédie du patrimoine architectural français - un site encyclopédique dédié au patrimoine monumental français. Vous y trouverez des nouveautés, une documentation abondante et une iconographie conséquente.

Vacation rental Chateaux in France www.purefrance.com   
Chateaux for rental for your self-catering summer holiday in France.

Castelnau des Fieumarcon www.gascony.org      
An entire fortified hill-top town in Gascony, available to rent for 2 day or more. 33 bedrooms and suites in 12 houses accommodating up to 60 people. Experience life in a Thirteenth century fortified village, with family, friends or work colleagues.

Loire Valley Châteaux www.experienceloire.com      
Details of 30 or so great Loire .Châteaux with photographs and history.

Château de la Poivriere
 
Château de Challain
 
Abbaye de Valmagne
 

Ireland

Turin Castle - www.turincastle.com
Turin Castle is a traditional Irish Tower castle dating from the Middle Ages, its origins lost in time. The castle is situated in the ancient barony of Kilmaine surrounded by 16 acres of rich walled pasture land (County Mayo). Available for weekly and weekend rental, including weddings.

Drenagh - www.drenagh.com/
Drenagh is one of the great Georgian country Estates of the North West of Ireland, in Limavady, Co. Derry / Londonderry, Northern Ireland. This beautiful neo-classical country house is set in 1000 acres of parkland and is the perfect 5 Star location for Weddings, Accommodation, Corporate Hospitality or any Special events.

Fantasy Ireland - www.fantasy-ireland.com
All aspects of Irish and Celtic culture, including castles..

Turin Castle - a classic Irish Tower Castle
 
 
 

 

Italy

Castello Malaspina di Fosdinovo - http://castellodifosdinovo.it   
Impressive Medieval Castle in Massa-Carrara, Tuscany. Rooms available (+Breakfast) overlooking the old medieval village with views that reach the Tyrrhenian coast. The castle also hosts concerts, workshops, literary prizes, events and exhibitions. The castle is owned by The Marquis Vieri Torrigiani Malaspina whose family have lived here since medieval times.

The Castles of Tuscany - www.castellitoscani.com   
Castles, fortresses, watch-towers, and town walls of Tuscani. This site was, created to inform people of the existence and preservation state of these testimonies to the medieval era, you will find history, photos, and plans of these fortifications.

 

Netherlands

Nederlandse Kastelenstichting - www.kastelen.nl   
Castles in the Netherlands (in Dutch). Castle visits, castles for children, castle books.

 

Portugal

Pousadas of Portugal - www.pousadasofportugal.com
Accommodation in luxury Pousada hotels in historic castles or in rural areas of outstanding interest in Portugal

Manor Houses in Spain and Portugal - www.manorhouses.com
Holiday accommodation in Spain, Portugal, Madeira and the Azores

Palacio Belmonte - www.palaciobelmonte.com
The Palácio, in historic Lisbon, was built in 1449, on the top of ancient fortified Roman and Moorish walls. You can reserve 11 luxury suites here. Recently voted one of the "21 coolest hotels in the world".

 

Scotland

The Internet Guide to Scotland - www.scotland-info.co.uk
Scottish Accommodation - Sightseeing - Travel & Transport

The Chatelain's Scottish Castles - /www.scotland-inverness.co.uk/Chatelaine/
Scottish Castles, Towers and Historic Housest

Clans and Castles.com - ClansandCastles.com
Accommodation Booking Service for Castles, Inns & Country Houses Itinerary Planning - Self Drive Tours Car Hire - Private Tour Guides Exploring Your Clan Lands.

Rampant Scotland - www.rampantscotland.com/castles.htm
Everything you need to know about Scotland, Including Scottish Castles and a separate section on Haunted Scottish Castles.

Scotland Made Easy - www.scotlandmadeeasy.co.uk
Customised Self Drive Tours can include night in a castle or mansion.
Themed Tours' available to suit your interests e.g. Castles, Gardens, Whisky
or follow in your clan footsteps.

Highland Country Weddings - www.highlandcountryweddings.co.uk
Experienced wedding planners based in Scotland with international agents.

Highland Wedding Bells - www.highlandweddingbells.com
Organising your special wedding or blessing ceremony in northern Scotland (Highlands & Aberdeenshire) .

Isle of Eriska: Hotel, Spa and Island - www.eriska-hotel.co.uk
Eriska is a private island of the Scottish coast near Oban. Packages include bed and breakfast, morning coffee and afternoon tea, dinner in a 3AA Rosette restaurant each evening, and full use of luxury leisure facilities and golf course.

 

 

 

Switzerland

Châteaux Suisses - Schweizer Schlösser - Swiss Castle: www.swisscastles.ch
Castle photographs (world-wide) for sale, castle books, swiss castles for sale, castle news, castle blog. (site is in English, French and German)

 

 

UK

Castles of Britain
Dedicated to the promotion and study of British Castles

Haunted Places
Haunted places to visit, haunted places to stay and ghost hunting events in the UK.

Ghost Stories
Haunted Castles, Haunted Churches, Haunted Pubs and other Haunted Buildings. Also Black Dogs, Demons, Exorcisms, Famous Ghosts, Halloween Movies, Stories, Poltergeists and UFOs.

The Paranormal Database
The Paranormal Database is a project to document as many locations with paranormal / cryptozoological interest as possible, region by region, in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

 

USA

Castle Magic - Castle Builders http://www.castlemagic.com/color.html
Castle Builders in Idaho. A source for building medieval style dream castles, castle plans, castle designs, and castles for sale

Haunted Halloween Castle www.hauntedhalloweencastle.com
Halloween Props, Special Effects, Costumes and Moster makeup, party ideas, food & drink recipes..

 

Wales

Bodelwyddan Castle www.bodelwyddan-castle.co.uk
Bodelwyddan Castle is situated in Denbighshire, North Wales. Set in 260 acres of magnificent parkland, the Castle is a partner of the National Portrait Gallery and is open to the public most days throughout the year. Visits, Weddings, Events, Functions, Exclusive Use, Education for adults and children.

Anglo-Norman Castles www.castles99.ukprint.com
Castles in Wales and books and pamphlets about them (Also Castle Tours in Wales). By Paul Martin Remfry.

Pulyn-y-Aleg Castle http://pulynyaleg.neonblade.com/
The castle is located on private land, on the Welsh coast. The keep stand on a small island, the promentory to it having collapsed (possibly because of digging by treasure hunters).

 

 

 

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