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FOR SALE”: Old Castle in Europe ~ This may be The Knight's Castle just SW of Saxony. 350 years old. Once used as a Municipal building. Massive oak beams, 5 feet thick walls with window alcoves deep enough to camp in, vast vaulted ceilings. About 23 acres, mostly meadow but plenty of forest.The annex was built originally as a distillery and could easily return to a similar function.
Castles may have been reserved for the noble and elite centuries ago, but now many of the striking structures have transformed into luxury hotels for romantic rendezvous or memorable family getaways. The fortified buildings -- with buttresses, stone arches, and ornate detail -- no longer protect against attacks, instead offering travelers a historic and undeniably unique place to stay. From Ireland to Tuscany, we've rounded up the best castle hotels in Europe when you want to sleep in a bed ...