These 3 Castles Will Help You Live Out Your Game of Thrones Fantasy
Game of Thrones season seven premiered last night, so naturally, we've got castles, sprawling green landscapes, and regal interiors on the brain. The fact that it's peak summer (complete with 90-degree temperatures and sweltering humidity) makes a Game of Thrones–style retreat sound that much more appealing. If their roundup of Game of Thrones–inspired castles is any indication, our friends over at Elle Decor are feeling the same way. From a countryside castle in Ireland to an oasis in Croatia, check out three rentable castles that will effortlessly channel your Game of Thrones obsession.
Where: Venice, Italy
The details: The velvet furniture, crystal chandeliers, and wall-to-wall artwork in this opulent getaway will fulfill your royal fantasy. "This place is basically a museum," writes the magazine. "This castle is royal to the max—with a modern touch." It also boasts a prime location—it's situated right in the middle of Venice, as opposed to a remote countryside. Book it here.
Croatian Luxury Villa
Where: Hvar, Croatia
The details: Since parts of Game of Thrones are filmed in Croatia, this list wouldn't be complete without a Croatian castle. The baroque palace above was built in 1612, and it now features a pool, spa, sauna, massage suite, and a fully stocked wine cellar. Book it here.
County Meath Castle
Where: County Meath, Ireland
The details: Escape to the Irish countryside in this quaint six-bedroom estate built in 1537. It's safe to say that if you were Irish royalty back in the day, this is where you'd summer. The secluded castle also boasts panoramic views of the Lough Sheelin Lake. Rent it here.
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