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Travel Author: Staff Editor Last Updated: Sep 7, 2017 - 10:06:33 PM

A Fairy Tale Come True—Stay In A Castle

By Staff Editor
Feb 13, 2017 - 2:10:36 PM

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( - If you or your kids have been dreaming about living like princes and princesses—at least for a while—you may be glad to know it’s possible to live your own fairy tale. You can join the more than 9,000 people who this year will choose to rent a castle throughHomeAway® instead of more traditional vacation rentals like beach houses and mountain cabins.

The vacation home rental site offers nearly 1,000 castles around the world and expects them to be a popular option in 2017 as travelers may draw inspiration from Disney’s new live-action adaption of “Beauty and the Beast,” which takes place in an enchanted castle. Surprisingly, the price tag on these castles won’t leave you royally broke. In fact, renting a castle can be as cheap as $20 per guest a night.

In celebration of the movie, HomeAway is giving away the ultimate dream vacation. One lucky winner will be able to bring up to 20 guests to all vacation together in the 14th-century castle in Scotland this summer. The prize package includes a five-night stay in the majestic Duns Castle and includes travel arrangements for all guests.

Members of the winning party will have the entire castle to themselves. They will be free to roam the 1,200 acres as they wish and can partake in the many activities offered on the grounds, such as archery and falconry. Or, they may choose to wander around the many rooms of the castle, dancing, singing, looking for magic mirrors, or conversing with the furniture hoping it will talk back, just like in “Beauty and the Beast.”

Located on the Scottish border just an hour south of Edinburgh, the Duns Castle Estate boasts its own nature reserve with extensive forest trails. The winning guests will be treated to custom experiences such as wine tastings and art classes.

The contest runs through March 31, 2017

More Great Spots For Your Getaway

In addition to castles, the company has more than 2 million other unique places to stay in more than 190 countries. You can choose from private islands, tree houses, houseboats, or more traditional options such as lake, beach and mountain homes. Vacation home rentals consistently come with twice the space for about half the cost per person of hotel rooms and the only thing you have to share is creating memories.

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To see which properties are available, book a vacation or rent out your vacation home, go to


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