Amazing castles in Croatia you can actually stay in

Have a royally good mini-break at these turreted hotels and holiday rentals
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By Time Out contributors
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Ever wanted to stay in a castle without the cold floors and spooky noises in the night? How about playing king or queen for a weekend? In Croatia, there are some amazing castles you can actually stay in. Choose from forts, apartments from the 1700’s and gorgeous chateaus - some located near historical attractions like the Walls of Dubrovnik. We've rounded up the places where you can feel like lord and lady of the manor - until 10 am check-out, that is.

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Stay in the authentic Castle Gligo

Built in the 1600’s to defend Croatia against pirates, Castle Gligo in Bobovišća is now a recognised part of Croatian cultural  heritage. The two room apartment offers the chance for visitors to experience typical Dalmatian baroque, all with views of the Adriatic and its various islets and coves. 

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Crenelations yes, medieval, no

The faux crenelations are what give this listing the right to call itself a castle. Other than that, the property which was completed in 2008 and renovated in 2017 is less medieval, more chilled holiday let. 

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The confines of Hacienda Maximilian

Stay within the confines of Hacienda Maximilian, with its private pool and remote location, away from the beach and the centre of Seget Donji.

 

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A 16th Century summer castle

This 16th Century summer castle in Zaton Mali looks out onto the Adriatic and is located close to Dubrovnik. Refurbished as recently as 2013 Lidia And Daniel have managed to keep some 350 years of family history intact. 

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Outside Dubrovnik's city walls

Just outside Dubrovnik’s historic city walls and the northern entrance to the Old Town, this four bed apartment has 90 square metres of space. It occupies the ground floor of a building built in the 1700’s and was one of the first new builds outside the bounds of the original city. Plenty of exposed stonework and balcony sea views bring to mind Dubrovnik’s past as a fortified port. 

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A round tower in Hvar

This 250-year-old tower on the island of Hvar was built by Franciscan monks in 1761. Hosts Ivana and Lorenzo have renovated it, using original materials and building techniques, and put it up on Airbnb so visitors to Croatia can live as the monks once did. ‘Ruina di Molino a Vento,’ is protected by Hvar Cultural Heritage and is considered a cultural monument. 

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