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    Castle Hotels

    With accommodations befitting a king (and queen!), and fairytale-worthy dungeons, moats, drawbridges, and towers, you'll be feeling like royalty in no time at these castle hotels.

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    Castle Hotels - Amberley Castle, England

    England's Amberley Castle has a legendary history dating back some 900 years, including ownership by Queen Elizabeth I and a bout in the English Civil War, when Cromwell attacked its walls.

  • Ashford Castle

    Castle Hotels - Ashford Castle, Ireland

    Once a summer haunt for the Guinness clan, the Ashford Castle is all turrets and towers outside, but the interior radiates refinement, with crystal chandeliers, fireplaces, and period furnishings.

  • Castle on the Hudson

    Castle Hotels - Castle on the Hudson, New York

    It may lack royal credentials, but New York's Castle on the Hudson certainly looks the part of a kingly residence, what with towering stone walls, manicured gardens, and all the palatial trimmings.

  • Château de Castel-Novel

    Castle Hotels - Château de Castel Novel, France

    The elegant Château de Castel-Novel offers not only refined accommodations, but an escape into off-the-beaten path France, where an exquisite combination of history, gastronomy, and nature converge.

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    Castle Hotels - Château de la Bourdaisière, France

    Located less than an hour from Paris, Château de la Bourdaisière lets guests live like royalty, with 11 luxurious rooms and three apartments, outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts, and more.

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    Castle Hotels - Gritti Palace, Italy

    Commissioned in 1525 by the Doge of Venice, the swank Gritti Palace has hosted a long list of VIPs since, providing luxurious lodging for heads of state, international royalty, and rock stars.

  • Kasbah du Toubkal

    Castle Hotels - Kasbah du Toubkal, Morocco

    Nestled on a promontory at the base of the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains, the 17-room Kasbah du Toubkal served as the summer residence of the local French caid (ruler) in the 1940s and 50s.

  • Palacio Belmonte

    Castle Hotels - Palácio Belmonte, Portugal

    The Palácio Belmonte boasts an extravagant black-marble infinity pool, African and Japanese artifacts, 7th-century brick ceilings, and close to 30,000 18th-century Portuguese tiles.

  • Taj Lake Palace

    Castle Hotels - Taj Lake Palace, India

    If you want to feel like a maharajah, there's no better place than the white-marble Taj Lake Palace, afloat on India's Lake Pichola, built as a summer home in the 1700s for Maharajah Jagat Singh II.

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    Castle Hotels - Waterford Castle, Ireland

    Offering an extraordinary escape from the mundane, the majestic Waterford Castle is situated on a sprawling 310-acre island, encircled by the flowing waters of the River Suir, in southern Ireland.

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