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The Top 10 Castle Hotels in Europe
|NEWTON, Mass., July 2, 2008 - TripAdvisor(R), the world's
largest travel community, today announced the top 10 castle hotels in Europe,
according to traveler popularity and TripAdvisor editors.
1. Good Knight's Stay: Glin Castle, Glin, Ireland
-- Average Nightly Rate: $491
2. Stuart Spectacle: Castle Stuart, Inverness, Scotland
-- Average Nightly Rate: $614
3. Oh, Henry: Thornbury Castle, Thornbury, England -- Average Nightly Rate: $394
Guests can rest their heads on Anne Boleyn's pillow (or at least in the same spot), by spending a night in the Duke's bedchamber at the stunning Thornbury Castle. As one TripAdvisor traveler said, "Stayed for one night in the Henry VIII room, which my wife declared was one of the best rooms she had ever stayed in."
4. Grand Tours: Domaine de la Tortiniere, Tours, France
-- Average Nightly Rate: $310
5. Fit for a Queen: Borthwick Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland
-- Average Nightly Rate: $273
6. Charles was in Charge: Chateau de Bagnols, Lyon,
France -- Average Nightly Rate $1,335
7. Chianti Classic: Castelletto di Montebenichi, Bucine,
Italy -- Average Nightly Rate: $242
8. Cong Charm: Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland --
Average Nightly Rate $527
9. King of the Hills: Parador de Jaen, Jaen, Spain
-- Average Nightly Rate $205
10. Sibling Rivalry: Hotel Castle Liebenstein, Rhineland-Palatinate,
Germany -- Average Nightly Rate: $173
"We all want to be treated like royalty sometimes, but at these grand properties, you'll truly feel like royalty," said Michele Perry, vice president of global communications for TripAdvisor.
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|Also See:||The Top 10 Castle Hotels in Europe / TripAdvisor / March 2007|