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When we aren't living in castles, we seek out the most awe-inducing locations to bask in creative inspiration.
23
Aug

Bestseller Bootcamp – Writing retreat in Mallorca

One of the reasons I love castles is that they’re mostly in Europe. History. Architecture. Food. I just always feel more creatively inspired if my surroundings are inspired. We’ve spent falls in Europe for the past 3 years – and I’m going to be focusing on running more writing retreats so I can hang out...
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15
Aug

How to find castles, cabins and other event spaces on AirBnB

There used to be a feature in the Airbnb browsing options that let you choose a “type”. That’s not there anymore, but the search string still works. It looks like this (for Europe): https://www.airbnb.com/s/Europe?type=castle   You can also do it by country: https://www.airbnb.com/s/Germany?type=castle If you’re looking for cabins, use this: https://www.airbnb.com/s/Europe/homes?type=cabin For chalets, you can...
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15
Aug

Choosing the 2017 Nanowrimo castle

Last year I rented a chateau in France for Nanowrimo. We got some great press coverage and had an amazing time. All in all, I think we did pretty well. I love the idea of running writing retreats in castles, so I’m doing it again this year. This year, I’m going to keep things a...
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26
May

Parador Mazagon and Parador Oropesa: Two Amazing Spanish Castle Hotels

We’ve been looking at a lot of castles in England, Wales, and France. This time, the spotlight is on two Spanish castles, Parador de Mazagon and Parador Oropesa. Parador Oropesa Parador Oropesa has served as a refuge for all kinds of people, from monks to travellers. The castle was restored in the 15th century, and...
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20
May

3 Beautiful English Castles to Visit

Can’t get enough of beautiful castles? We have three English castles on the list that are worth seeing! 1. Raby Castle One of the best-preserved castle’s in North East England, Lord Barnard’s home provides over 600 years of history and a glimpse of life throughout the ages. With examples of fine interiors and architecture spanning...
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20
May

Bonshaw Tower and Carberry Tower: Two Great Scottish Castle Hotels

On a trip to Scotland, or planning to hold an event in the country? You might want to check out some amazing castle hotels! 1. Bonshaw Tower Situated in 20 acres of private mature gardens and ancient woodlands, Bonshaw Tower is a new, exclusive and exciting wedding venue where you can choose to have your...
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16
May

A 13th Century Castle for Sale in France

For anyone who’s interested at castles for sale, here’s an interesting one in France. This one is located at Languedoc-Roussillon, Gard, Alès, and is priced at €850,000. This dominating 13th Century Castle is located in the greater Alès area, in a village with all amenitites in the Languedoc Roussillon. This beautiful Castle with its yellow stone walls...
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16
May

5 Really Cool English Heritage Castles in England

Before we look at the list of amazing English Heritage castles in England, it pays to know what English Heritage really is: English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites – from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of the empire to a Cold War bunker....
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13
May

Château de Falaise: William the Conqueror’s Birthplace

Presenting: another castle in France! The Château de Falaise, found in Calvados, Normandy, France, is medieval castle – and it just happens to be the castle where the famous William the Conqueror was born. His descendants kept the castle until the 13th century, when it was taken by King Philip II of France. Today, it...
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