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6 Castles For Game of Thrones Themed Getaways (PHOTOS)

Posted: 07/29/2012 10:09 am

Imagine gazing out of ancient stone windows at emerald rolling hillsides without the threat of a looming beheading or senseless pillaging. Climbing the stairs to a sky-high turret to view the craggy cliffs and seaside below, confident you won't attract the attention of any passing dragons. Or feasting in a long stone banquet hall, assured that your food isn't laced with Deadly Nightshade.

Gather your loyal family and friends to rent out one of these amazing castles and have it all to yourselves. Live like a Lannister without the peril of fighting in an eight-way battle for the Iron Throne.

Spend your days leisurely exploring a fortress, envisioning the sort of battles and betrayals that went on in its corridors, and sleep restfully in your canopied bed knowing that you are completely uninvolved. Book soon, because winter is coming.

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  • Château de Canchy in Normandy, France

    This French castle is over 500 years old, sleeps 15 and can be yours for roughly $5000 a week. Plus it is just a few minutes from the beautifully bleak Normandy Landing beaches. Built in the 15th century, this castle is set in 6 open acres well suited to long walks and jousting competitions. The two remaining wings of this ancient fortress open to a landscaped garden extending to open fields. See it at <a href="http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3000819" target="_hplink"> http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3000819</a>

  • Médieval castle in Périgord, France

    This medieval castle is in France’s Périgord région of france and comfortably sleeps 14 people. Roam the 7 acres with or without your sword and armor on and relax in the evenings by the monumental fireplace. Look down on hundred year oak trees from your tower suite and imagine the kingdom you had in a past life. See it at <a href="http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p875171a" target="_hplink">http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p875171a</a>

  • Gothic castle in New Hampshire

    Marvel at the breadth of your New Hampshire kingdom in this gothic castle on the top of a hill overlooking a 500 acre property. This rare stateside castle sleeps 22 and includes royal amenities such as an outdoor hot tub and cross country trails as well as a view of Mount Monadnock. See it at <a href="http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p240837" target="_hplink">http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p240837</a>

  • Lisheen castle in Ireland

    Stay with up to 15 friends at this centrally located Irish castle in the County of Tipperary. Lisheen castle was restored from in 2000 and has operated as a vacation rental since its reclamation. There are many historic towns nearby where you can mingle with your would-be subjects at local pubs and restaurants. See it at <a href="http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p219625" target="_hplink">http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p219625</a>

  • Licciana Nardi Castle in Tuscany

    What’s better than a stunning 17th century Italian castle? A stunning 17th century Italian castle with a pool! Castle Licciana Nardi is set in an Italian mountain village and sleeps 24 for under $6000 per week. You are just a short drive from sandy beaches and rugged mountain hikes. What a regal way to experience Italy. See it at <a href="http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434055" target="_hplink">http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434055</a>

  • Château de Montalegre castle in France

    This vast French castle in the Midi_Pyrenees is truly Lannister quality and has a unique balance of classic and modern interiors along with one of a kind 800 year old architecture. The weekly rates run just south of $10,000, which is a deal if you can find 26 friends to join your kingdom for 7 days. See it at <a href="http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p875171a" target="_hplink">http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p875171a</a>

 

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