Unless you happen to be one of the chosen few to be dating royalty, chances are, you happen to be just like everyone else – a commoner. But just because you’re not married to the next heir to the throne doesn’t mean that you no longer have the chance to live like one. Of course you still can!
It’s actually easier and hassle-free than getting hitched. The shortcut? Purchase any of the castles below and viola! You can now experience the same luxury living kings, queens, princes and princesses do.
1. Dracula’s Castle, Transylvania
Bran Castle, more popularly known as Dracula’s Castle, in Romania is up for grabs. This is the castle that helped inspire Bram Stoker’s best-selling novel, Dracula. In case you wanna know, Prince Vlad the Impaler did live here for a time.
The enormous castle was built in the 14th century across 22 acres of land with 57 luxurious rooms. The current owners are descendants of Queen Victoria of England. The price tag, we heard, is pretty hefty.
2. Caherkinmonwee Castle, Ireland
Also known as Caher Castle (because it’s easier to pronounce), was built in the 1400s. Restoration of the huge palace started in 1996 and ran up to ten years. It now boasts of four floors each having four elegant bedrooms. A river runs through the property and lots of spaces for beautiful gardens. It’s selling for a little over $1 million.
3. Belvelly Castle, Ireland
Dating back to the 13th century, Belvelly Castle is over 80 feet tall and can truly be called a medieval bastion. The spiral stone staircase, battlements, and murder hole are still intact. The castle was once owned by Sir Walter Raleigh and will need some restoration. Up for grabs for $300,000.
4. Chateau de Vigny, France
Have your very own lovely French chateau for only $5.7 million. Built in 1504 and only 30 miles from beautiful Paris, it is a romantic’s dream. There are actual turrets and even a moat that we all know castles to have.
5. Chateau de Villersexel, France
This massive castle including all its furniture is on sale for a little over $17 million. This amazing 38,000 square meters building has 30 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms to choose from. You can literally change bedrooms every single day.
6. Lickleyhead Castle, Scotland
Located in Aberdeen, Scotland, Lickleyhead Castle is perfect especially for those who love the countryside. Selling for just about $1.7 million, this seven bedroom estate has its own separate gardener’s cottage.
7. Craigcrook Castle, Scotland
Just by looking at the pictures, you’d think Craigcrook Castle came straight out of a fairy tale. The palace is about 3 miles away from Edinburgh. Built in 1543, Craigcrook is selling for $9 million. It was visited by the likes of Alfred Lord Tennyson, Hans Christian Andersen and Charles Dickens.
8. Versailles, Alabama
Okay, so it’s a replica, so what? Experience living in luxury the way King Louis did in Alabama. The huge palace sits at 50,000 square feet with sprawling gardens and is the biggest abode in Alabama. It has 15 bedrooms, 22 baths and of course that French flair Versailles is popularly known for.
9. Castle Woodstock, Connecticut
You’d think you were in Europe when standing in front of Castle Woodstock and probably even transported to the medieval times. Truth is, you’re just in Connecticut and the palace was designed to look exactly like it was built during the feudal period. For $45 million, you will have an 8 bedroom home that has a real moat and even a pretty lake outside.
10. Tiffany Castle, Missouri
Not all castles can be found in Europe. One is actually located in Missouri, the Tiffany Castle. This 100 year old castle can be yours for only $600,000. It was named after Kansas city’s very first optometrist.
Monte Kaolino, a Man-Made Sand Hill Perfect for Sand Skiing
This artificial hill was created for 180 years and approximately 35 million tons of sand.
Do you love skiing, but hate the coldness of snow and winter? Monte Kaolino is the perfect spot for you. Here you can ski directly on the sand or slide down the hill with your sand board. Unlike other ski hills, it only opens in summer. You can even ski in your swimwear if you want to!
You can find Monte Kaolino, a 120 meter high man-made hill made from roughly 35 million tons of kaolin-quartz sand, in the outskirts of the city of Hirschau, southeast Germany. It attracts many German and American thrill-seekers during summer and is home to the Sandboarding World Championships.
This unique ski hill only opens during the summer.
10 of the Most Depressing Places On Earth, According To Their Names
These places are so depressing – because of their names.
Some places on earth are depressing because of the circumstances they are in. For instance, countries that are torn by war or are suffering under extreme poverty are among the most heartbreaking places one can ever live in.
There are, however, some locations that are considered sad just because of their respective names – yes, their names!
Australian artist Damien Rudd created an Instagram account which he called Sad Topographies.
Woman Turns Old Van Into A Home, Travels the World With Her Dog
Love for travel can inspire you to do just about anything.
What are you willing to do just to be fulfill your dreams to travel? Others are willing to give up a full-time work just to pursue their passion, while there are some who would save up big bucks and visit countries they only get to read about.
Meet Marina Piro - a woman who loves to travel.
In fact, she love it so much that she decided to turn an old van into a home so she can travel the world with her rescue dog, Odie. Marina was born in Italy but now lives in the UK. She restored a 5-door Renault Kangoo which she named Pam after two months of researching on DIY van restorations.
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