You can now rent one of Britain’s spookiest medieval holiday homes


Do you dare? (Picture: SWNS)

Looking for an alternative kind of getaway?

You can now rent one of Britain’s spookiest holiday homes – a 14th century castle where guests can sleep with axes above their heads, perfect for horror and history fans.

Plane Castle in Stirling, clearly unique in its charms, has even been graced by royalty including Mary, Queen of Scots and Prince Charles.

Now it’s open anyone brave enough to sleep there, with a listing on Airbnb – at a cost of roughly £1,000 a night.

The castle’s has a ghoulish interior that’s divided people on social media.

Actor Rick Carr uploaded a spooky photo of his single bed that had two axes placed above his head.

14th century Plane Castle, in Stirling, Scotland

The 14th century Plane Castle, in Stirling, Scotland (Picture: Plane Castle / SWNS)
Actor Rick Carr uploaded a spooky photo of his single bed – with two axes placed above his head (Picture: Rick S Carr / SWNS)
Plane Castle in Stirling has been graced by royalty including Mary, Queen of Scots and Prince Charles (Picture: Plane Castle / SWNS)

And he wrote from his @rscarr account: ‘We are all staying in a castle. And this is my room for the week.’

The castle is situated in a rural location, split into two buildings which can be rented out separately or together.

Both the tower, built in 1449, and the manor, built in 1523, can be hired, with a minimum booking requirement of three nights at a cost of £3,206.

An usual holiday home (Picture: Plane Castle / SWNS)
Sweet dreams (Picture: Rick S Carr / SWNS)
A resting spot (Picture: Plane Castle / SWNS)

One user said: ‘I would rather sleep outside. Without a tent. Or sleeping bag. Than stay in that room.’

Another said they were ‘going to have nightmares’ after seeing the images, while a third wrote: ‘I’m going to write a thriller about this […] and I can tell you now it won’t end well.’

But clearly many enjoyed the scary aesthetic, as some people say they love the medieval space, saying: ‘I’d love to stay there’, ‘It looks awesome’ and ‘This is lovely! My kind of stay’.

Anyone can now rent the space (Picture: Plane Castle / SWNS)
Ready to dine? (Picture: Plane Castle / SWNS)

Hotels.com UK even retweeted Rick’s images and wrote: “Wondering if they have a moat pool, tbh”.

The castle is described online as a “magical yet welcoming and comfortable holiday home”.

It boasts seven bedrooms with 14 beds, six bathrooms and a host of old-fashioned fixtures including spiral staircases, stone vaulted rooms and Jane Seymour portraits.

The castle is also a popular space for wedding bookings, with large gardens complete with ponds and a rowing boat.

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