KIDS wanting to spend the day being a prince or princess can stay near a pink castle just like Cinderella’s in the UK.
Craigievar Castle in Aberdeenshire is even thought to have inspired the Disney Cinderella castles.
Originally built in 1576, and completed by 1626, Craigievar Castle is now owned by the National Trust.
It was painted pink to match the granite roof, and was once visited by Queen Victoria.
The castle was even thought to have inspired Walt Disney’s castle, whose most famous Cinderella Castle features across all of the Disney theme parks.
Guests can go on guided tours of the castle, much of which has been preserved as it was originally, with no artificial lighting or electricity being added.
The castle isn’t open to guests right now due to Covid, but families can book tours when it reopens.
While guests can’t stay inside the castle, they can stay at the Steading Cottage on the grounds, which is less than 10 minutes away.
- Seven nights at Steading Cottage near Craigiever Castle from £364 – find here
The two-bedroom cottage can sleep up to four people, with pets allowed too.
The home was once where the castle’s estate workers lived, but is now open to the public.
Stays start from just £364 for seven nights, which works out to just £13 each, per night.
It can even be booked along with two other cottages on the grounds, sleeping up to 15 people in total.
If you’re looking for something a bit different for later in the year, there are some great options from treehouses and safari tents to themed cartoon hotel rooms and castles.
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