It's fun to play king of the castle in these royal lodgings.
What woman hasn't dreamed about being whisked away by a noble prince, living out the rest of her days in a beautiful castle? Make your fantasy a reality by planning a stay in a royal-residence-cum-hotel. These luxe locales will transport you to old world romance without skimping on modern amenities. So pack your bag (and your tiara!) and these palatial destinations will do the rest—all you have to do is provide your own prince. Who says dreams don't come true?
Amberley Castle Hearken back to a simpler time—without sacrificing contemporary conveniences—at this family-run medieval castle in quaint Amberley in west Sussex, England. Inside, the décor and furnishings echo centuries of royalty—dukes and bishops lived at Amberley for over 900 years. The sumptuous suites—each decorated in a unique style—are equipped with Jacuzzis, perfect for a post-supper soak. Come back to reality by taking advantage of the hotel's tennis court, croquet lawn, and professional putting course, or simply stroll through the ground's gardens and lakes (just be sure not to miss the thatched roof tree house along the way. Amberleycastle.co.uk; (011) 44-1798-831-992; $325-$740 per night (weekend rate only)