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​10 Castles for Rent That Will Make You Feel Like Royalty

Kanye may have warned us to watch the throne, but we’d rather someone else take care of the logistics while we live like royalty. From the Scottish Highlands to the Welsh countryside, here are the best castles to rent this summer. Binge-watch The Crown in advance, and prepare to live like the Queen (or Kween, if you prefer).


1. Aldourie Castle, Loch Ness, Scotland: Calling all Outlander fans: This castle in the Scottish Highlands is now open to visitors. The historic estate was refurbished earlier this year, making it available for you and your scotch-loving squad. Just beware of Loch Ness monsters. (Photo via Celtic Castles)

2. Ballyfin, County Laois, Ireland: Shoot clays, play croquet, and practice your falconry at this ultra-luxurious Irish castle. Just an hour outside Dublin, the castle was deemed the best resort hotel in the UK and Ireland by Travel & Leisure for the second year in a row. (Photo via Ballyfin)

3. Fonab Castle, Perthshire, Scotland: We’re back to Scotland with our third choice, Fonab Castle Hotel in the Perthshire Highlands. Visit in late August for the International Horse Trials, though you can enjoy bagpipes every Monday from May to September at Pitlochry Highland Night. (Photo via Fonab Castle Hotel)

A daffodil blooms in front of Cardiff Castle

4. Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales: Representing Wales, we have Cardiff Castle. Cardiff is a fun nightlife destination no matter the time of year, but if you’re in the mood for a spookier evening, plan to visit earlier in the summer for one of the castle’s ghost tours, which run late June through late July.

A view through a gate at Inverlochy Castle

5. Inverlochy Castle, Torlundy, Scotland: Another posh destination, the historic Inverlochy Castle Hotel is the perfect place to pretend you’re a glamorous extra on Downton Abbey. It was rated one of the top 2018 resort hotels by Travel & Leisure, second only to Ballyfin.

Dromoland Castle sits on a green field

6. Dromoland Castle, Shannon, Ireland: See just how lucky the Irish really are with a stay at Dromoland Castle in Shannon. The hills are emerald green, and the castle is nothing short of spectacular.

Autumn at Drummond Castle Gardens

7. Drummond Castle, Muthill, Crieff, Scotland: For a more affordable but equally enchanting option, rent a room in Drummond Castle on Airbnb for only $140 per night. Who says living like royalty isn’t for everyone?

8. Trim Castle, County Meath, Ireland: For a more modern option in the heart of ancient Ireland, Trim Castle Hotel offers contemporary bedroom suites amid the relics of the past.

Blair Castle nestles among the hills of Scotland

9. Blair Castle, Perthshire, Scotland: Roam the infinitely picturesque gardens and observe some of the tallest trees in the country at Diana’s Grove before exploring the sculptures in Hercules Garden and taking off on the Gardens Sculpture Trail.

A road leads to Ashford Castle

10. Ashford Castle, County Mayo, Ireland: Ashford Castle in County Mayo, Ireland is the perfect setting to live like the queen you secretly suspect you are. Head to the Relaxation Pool to indulge in one of the many spa treatments on site. There’s never been a better venue to treat yourself.

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)