World's Best Castles to Stay In
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World's Best Castles to Stay In

You'll never be royal, but that doesn't mean you can't spend a few days presiding over a castle. Over the last century – since rampart-having summer cottages went out of fashion – hotel chains have been buying up aging properties around the room and turning royal suites into "Royal Suites." The luxury palaces provide travelers with an opportunity to enjoy high-end amenities while also glimpsing history. There is no better way to understand how ancient fiefdoms were run than by looking out from the king's parapets.

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