Feeling grand? These 13 castles could be yours — for a hefty price.
This 17-bed, 7-bath is nestled amongst a vibrant garden designed by noted Dutch landscape architect Dirk Wattez in 1880, complete with several gazebos, a trout pond, and a waterfall-adjacent teahouse. Inside, the game and music rooms feature the original wooden parquet floors, and you'll find a fireplace in each main room.
This 20,000 square foot is a modern monument to old-world design, boasting "English warmth with French detail" — and radiant heated floors, mahogany built-ins, a dry sauna, theater, and full tennis and basketball courts.
Want to fix up your very own château? This — fortified, just in case — offers a DIY workshop. Built circa 1620, this castle has been meticulously restored, with large stained-glass windows in its reception rooms and chapel, not to mention a drawbridge, orangery, and dovecote. Tired of your guests? Three large bedrooms are available in the dungeon.
Need a castle but don't have a million bucks to spare? This offers 5,891 square feet and all of the luxury of its European counterparts. An Italian marble floor leads up to the winding marble staircase in the grand foyer, and you'll find a vintage telephone booth and butler's pantry in the morning room. Tired of walking? Use the built-in elevator.
There's nothing dreary about this , complete with two beaches and a secluded bay to enjoy its oceanside location. Downstairs, you'll find the dungeon — now featuring an air-conditioned luxury cinema, exercise room, and boardroom or office.
Located amidst the beautiful Tuscan hills, this features more than 30 bedrooms and its own helicopter landing site. Surrounding are more than 7 acres of countryside and 32 acres of olive groves and woods.
This eight-bed Colorado estate (""), located minutes from Vail, offers expansive mountain and valley views through its massive floor-to-ceiling windows. Twin stone fireplaces flank the great room, and its cathedral ceilings show off the beautiful, hand-carved wooden trusses and overhead beams.
This is as authentic as it gets: Château Mirwart dates back to the 7th century, when its foundation was built on a rock rising over the valley below. In the 17th and 18th century, the castle was damaged several times during international conflicts, and today it still requires extensive renovation work. But for the elegantly-minded fixer-upper, this is the perfect property.
The grounds of this 54-room feature five mineral springs and a 3.5-hectacre park designed by André Le Nôtre. Inside, guests will find 17 fireplaces and many bedrooms and dressing rooms with heating installed underneath antique dalles de Bourgogne stone flooring.
This dominates the countryside; even its ruins are impressive: A 10th century chapel, a keep from the 13th, and battlement walls surrounding. In 1991, the castle was renovated, adding modern amenities like a heated swimming pool. But its insides are still rustic, with wide beams, slim hallways, and spiral staircases.
Located on the small island of Isola Maggiore in Umbria's Lake Trasimeno, covers 96,900 square feet of suites, guest rooms, cloisters, and terraces. The castle was built in the 1800s on a former Franciscan Monastery dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi.
Located above the Potomac River, this 16,000-square foot features travertine and marble flooring and seven bedrooms, each with their own jacuzzi. You'll also find a full ballroom, a glass-walled elevator, and an indoor pool complex complete with spa and sauna.
This 9,320 square foot — built by local craftsmen to mimic a Scottish border castle — is located on more than 60 acres. It has four bedrooms, an upper-level private pub, accessed via a spiral staircase, and a wine cellar in the basement with a stained glass wall.
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