Surely everyone needs to hire a castle at least once in their life? And for me, this would be the one (or at least in my top 3)!! The décor is impeccable, I love it. The colours, fabrics, objets desire, antiques, rugs, paintings, wallcoverings – someone has painstakingly brought this building to life with their skill and talent. Wardhill is a 12th century castle in Aberdeenshire, (it’s lasted well!) It’s perfect for weddings, parties and weekends away. Wardhill estate is one of the oldest privately owned estates in North-East Scotland and boasts beautiful parkland around the castle which provides for scenic walks, and managed forestry offering wonderful woodland retreats. They also offer long term lets on a number of estate properties as well as 'glamping' in and around the walled garden. See Wardhill Castle Cottages listing. The castle itself is available to hire out on a self catered or catered basis, and can sleep 16 people in newly decorated bedrooms with modern bathrooms and a new kitchen. The castle has a 24-hour central heating and a pressurised hot water system, perfect for long hot baths in winter. It’s only a short distance from Aberdeen airport, with many local attractions such as a world class golf course, the whisky trail and a fantastic array of beautiful castles to explore. Since writing this listing, Game of Thrones stars Rose Leslie and Kit Harington got married here, as it is her ancestral home.