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You can stay in this spooky medieval castle in the Scottish countryside

The fourteenth-century fortress once hosted Mary, Queen of Scots – and now it’s on Airbnb

Sophie Dickinson
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Sophie Dickinson
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From the axes hanging above the bed to the freaky portraits and family heirlooms that go back centuries, there’s definitely nothing scary about this medieval castle in Scotland. Nothing at all! Which is great, because the property is now available to rent on Airbnb, and you and all your pals could rent it out on your next group trip.

The fourteenth-century Plane Castle, near Stirling, once hosted the likes of Mary, Queen of Scots and – much later on – Prince Charles. But now the whole thing is on Airbnb, and still kitted out in loads of gorgeous antique furniture (and the odd gaudy tapestry).

Scotland castle Airbnb
Photograph: Airbnb
Scotland castle Airbnb
Photograph: Airbnb
Scotland castle Airbnb
Photograph: Airbnb

There’s plenty of room inside, with seven bedrooms (featuring 14 beds), six bathrooms and a vast dining space. The decor is pretty old-fashioned – think painted beams and stone fireplaces. But there’s also a TV in the manor, and kids will enjoy the Wendy house.

Across the three acres of grounds, you’ll find statues, ponds and a ‘hobbit hole’ embedded in the boundary wall. If you feel like you’re brave enough to stay the night in the castle, prices start at £900 ($1,182) a night, with a three-night minimum stay. Find out more on the official Airbnb listing... and good luck! 

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