The Most Beautiful Castles for a Romantic Weekend in Europe

by | Mar 23, 2023 | Destinations, Europe, Travel Tips

We all wanted to be royalty at one point or another…

Having already written about the most beautiful castles in the world, here’s another highlight: castles in Europe that are perfect for a romantic weekend for two or are just perfect for a royal getaway in a group…

Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa, Tuscany, Italy


This 12th-century castle is only about an hour away from beautiful Florence. The Renaissance building is a hotel full of old fireplaces and frescoes and offers everything for a perfect wellness weekend in Tuscany with wonderful views. The restaurant, which is part of the hotel, has a Michelin star and is well worth a visit. Tuscany is also a perfect spot for wine tours. Round off your day in the vineyards with a wellness evening at Castello Nero. 

If you haven’t had enough of Italy yet, check out our travel guide as well and discover the best places to visit on your trip to Italy

Kasteel ten Berghe, Bruges, Belgium 


Only a few kilometers from the city center of Bruges, surrounded by gardens and canals, you will find this beautiful fairy-tale castle. The small turrets, the windows, and the red brick make the castle look romantic and fairytale-like. Rooms here cost about 185€ a night for 2 people and the hotel has been praised several times for its excellent breakfast. Belgium has other beautiful cities to offer besides Bruges, such as Ghent, which made it to the list of the most beautiful cities in the world!

Kronovalls Vinslott, Tomelilla, Sweden 


About 65 km east of the Swedish city of Malmö, you will find the small town of Tomelilla. The castle, which you will find in the middle of a beautiful garden, is, as the name suggests, a wine castle and, since its construction in the 18th century, in possession of a wine-maker family. Rooms in this magnificent castle can be had for as little as 160€ a night. The highlights of the hotel are the more than 20,000 bottles of wine and the fresh stone oven pizza in the in-house restaurant.

Glenapp Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland 


This medieval castle is located in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Galloway, and its highlight is the 3-bedroom penthouse with sauna, private tower with lake views, and private butler and chef. The castle’s decor is Scottish country style but still feels very opulent and regal. A smaller room here costs €460; the hotel announces the prices for the penthouse on request. 

Ashford Castle, County Mayo, Ireland 


This 5-star hotel celebrated its 80th birthday as a hotel and its 791st birthday in 2019. The castle garden is perfect for a picnic with Irish cheese or to practice falconry. There’s also a cinema, spa, and billiards room on site – so perfect for a rainy day in Ireland too. If you fancy a trip to Ireland, discover the perfect itinerary for Ireland on our blog now. 

Sleeping Beauty Castle Sababurg, Hofgeismar, Germany 


The 650-year-old castle served as inspiration for the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty by the Brothers Grimm. The castle is located in the middle of the forest and on the famous Fairy Tale Road. Feel like a fairy tale prince or princess with an overnight stay in the exquisite castle hotel. Currently, the hotel is being renovated but is scheduled to reopen to visitors by the end of 2021. 

Ca’Sagredo, Venice, Italy 


This opulent 5-star hotel is located directly on the Grand Canal in Venice and belongs to the noble Italian Sagredo family. Upon entering, you’ll feel as if you’ve traveled back in time and are a member of the Italian nobility. You can get exquisite rooms starting at 250€/night. A stay here is the perfect end to your trip to Italy

The Title Image of Kilchurn Castle was provided by Connor Mollison via Unsplash

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