These Castle Hotels are Better Than Binge-Watching 'Game of Thrones'
Ashford Castle

Maybe it's because Game of Thrones returns July 16, but cookie-cutter hotels feel tragically bland right now. Fortunately, the battle for the Iron Throne has inspired real-world thirst for vacations in crenellated castles with settings befitting a proper film set. That guests can partake in old-world "leisure pursuits" (think deer stalking, clay shooting, archery, and falconry) makes a trip to these pedigreed properties all the better. Here are the ones to see.