Unlike modern chain hotels, Europe's historic hotels are all individually owned properties, decorated to reflect the local culture and surroundings.
An ultra-romantic castle hotel in Ireland, outside of Dublin.
Tour the magical place in Kent known as "the ladies' castle" and "the loveliest castle in the world" -- and discover how to go there in style.
Waterford Castle stands on its own island outside the Irish city of the same name.
Wales has more than 600 castles. Though some are in various states of decay, many are actually in very good condition, especially considering that some date back to the 12th century or earlier.
The French castle where the original "Joe Millionaire" took place is a hotel outside of Paris.
An Austrian castle hotel located on the ouskirts of Kitzbuhel, a popular ski resort.
The UK is dotted in castles and quite a few have been converted into fabulous, fantasy hotels.
A selection of hotels in French castles open to commoners. From About's France for Visitors Guide.