Ashford Castle -- Fresh off a $75 million renovation, Ashford Castle in Cong, Ireland, is more opulent and over-the-top than ever.
Hôtel de la Cité -- This 1909 hotel sits inside the walls of the medieval fortified city of Carcassonne in southern France. Though not a castle itself, the hotel provides an immersive fortress experience.
Castello di Monterone -- The 11th-century venue and its beautiful outdoor swimming pool overlook the lush valley of Perugia, Italy.
Leeds Castle -- Dating back to 1119, Leeds Castle in Kent, England, was the home of countless royals, including King Henry VIII.
Neemrana Fort-Palace -- The dazzling Neemrana Fort-Palace in Rajasthan, India, dates back to 1464 and sprawls across 14 tiered levels.
Castello di Pavone -- Castello di Pavone is perched at the very top of a hill and sheltered by 9th-century walls in Pavone Canavese, Italy.
Parador de Oropesa -- At this 14th-century castillo, nestled at the foothills of the Sierra de Gredos in Toledo, Spain, you can book a room for just $75.
Schloss Leopoldskron -- Technically a palace near a hilltop fortress, this stunning "The Sound of Music" star fits the bill for fairytale romance.
Culzean Castle -- Built in 1792, this castle in Ayrshire, Scotland, boasts a beautiful library, several museum-like drawing rooms and six grand guest suites.
Chateau Herálec -- This 13th-century chateau in Herálec, Czech Republic, is about an hour's drive from Prague and a destination unto itself.
Parkhotel Wasserburg Anholt -- A 12th-century castle in Isselburg, Germany, Parkhotel Wasserburg Anholt has a moat and drawbridge.
The Castle Hotel -- Built in 2014, this Luxury Collection Hotel in Dalian, China, was modeled after the grand fairytale palaces of Bavaria.
Hever Castle -- Being the home of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, this 13th-century castle in Kent is one of the most storied in England.
Parador de Cardona -- Dating back to 800, this medieval castle in Cardona, Spain, will make visitors feel transported back to the Middle Ages.
The Castle Hotel & Spa -- This luxurious castle in Tarrytown, New York, dates back to 1897. It was converted to a hotel in the 1990s and renovated in 2013.