Who has never dreamt of staying in a real medieval castle, complete with fortified walls, drawbridges and tall round towers? Castles were once positioned on high ground for defence purposes and today their elevated position makes for the perfect opportunity to enjoy a truly breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding locations.
With Halloween on the horizon and all things spooktacular in mind, Holidu, the search engine for holiday homes, has decided to draw up a list of the most mysterious medieval castles, which can become your next ghoulish getaway!
This stunning 16th Century castle oozes ancient charm and elegance, and can be found in the province of Livorno in Tuscany, Italy. The romantic-style building boasts the most perfect location for a panoramic view over the valley and, on clear days, you can also see the island of Elba.
This location would make for a considerably haunting atmosphere: covering a span of 1500 m², Castello Leopoldo can comfortably accommodate 20 people for a thrilling murder mystery weekend.
Booking the entire castle will cost from £1,528 per night.