14 Incredible Historic Buildings Around Europe You Can Book Now on Airbnb

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Slide 1 of 15: Midlothian 18th Century Castle
Slide 2 of 15: This half-timbered farmhouse is in Delkenheim, a district of Wiesbaden that’s about 30 minutes away from Frankfurt, was built around the year 1800. Offering an authentic German farm vibe, the renovated apartment features original stonework and historic details.
To book: airbnb.com, from $85 per night
Slide 3 of 15: This 110-year-old castle boasts ten bedrooms, an indoor pool, three saunas, a hot tub, a tennis court, and a mini golf course. The ornate home is located in Tét, a small village with a population of about 4,000 — just a 90-minute drive from Budapest.
To book: airbnb.com, from $477 per night
Slide 4 of 15: East Anglia's Butley Priory was founded in the 12th century as an Augustinian monastery. The priory's gatehouse — which dates to the 14th century — is now a country home with eight bedrooms, wifi, and the property's original vaulted ceilings. This Airbnb is often rented for weddings and parties that bring new life to the Great Hall and Drawing Room.
To book: airbnb.com, from $948 per night
Slide 5 of 15: What was once the kitchen of the 16th century Kristineberg Palace is now two-bedroom home, furnished with some pieces that are as old as the castle itself. One of the bedrooms is available to rent on Airbnb, making it an ideal home base for seeing Stockholm — the center is just a 10-minute drive away.
To book: airbnb.com, from $43 per night
Slide 6 of 15: The bustling tourist neighborhood of Santa Cruz, once Seville's Jewish quarter, is the perfect place to stay in the city — centrally located, and walking distance from the Alcázar and the famous cathedral. Head down one of the area's quieter cobblestone streets to find this three-story, 500-year-old house that has been restored and remodeled with immense detail (note the century-old tiles and handcrafted woodwork used to decorate the walls). The rustic home operates as a guesthouse, and each room can be rented separately through Airbnb.
To book: airbnb.com, from $57 per night
Slide 7 of 15: This family home and guest house was once the private palace of Wrocław's Prince-Bishops. Much of the current building was erected in the 17th century, but parts of the structure this structure date back to as early as 1300. According to the owner's listing, “there are frescoes, glorious Renaissance painted ceilings, and sgraffito (a plaster technique). The working chapel (it’s the village church, mass twice a week) has an impressive baroque altar-piece, recently restored.”
To book: airbnb.com, from $30 per night
Slide 8 of 15: Sercy, a small village in Burgundy, is home to this 17th century farmhouse, courtyard, and garden. The property is a perfect jumping off point to visit the region’s celebrated vineyards, as it’s located between the Mâconnais and Côte Chalonnaise wine producing regions. Nearby historical landmarks include the Benedictine Abbey of Cluny, Saint-Philibert de Tournus church, Caves of Azé, Rock of Solutré, and Hospices of Beaune.
To book: airbnb.com, from $111 per night
Slide 9 of 15: If you want feel like a royal, consider a stay at Castello Borgia, a historic estate on the border of Tuscany and Umbria once owned by the infamous noble family. The historic castle — parts of which date to the beginning of the 14th century — has only been open to the public since 1995. With seven bedrooms, a tennis court, and a swimming pool, the property is often rented for weddings and events.
To book: airbnb.com, from $1,137 per night
Slide 10 of 15: Take a 20-minute drive outside Prague and you'll find the oldest watermill in the central Czech Republic. The 17th century structure has been converted into a three-bedroom home — complete with a mill room centered around a preserved, fully functional grain mill. The rural town of Mnichovice is a quiet refuge from the busy city.
To book: airbnb.com, from $108 per night
Slide 11 of 15: Ossaia, about an hour from Florence by train, is a small village in the foothills of Cortona, one of Tuscany's dreamy medieval hill towns. This 700-year-old restored farmhouse provides sweeping views of the Chiana Valley — but it's made for day trips, like vineyard-hopping in Montepulciano, swimming in Lake Trasimeno, or venturing to the UNESCO-protected historic center of nearby Siena.
To book: airbnb.com, from $91 per night
Slide 12 of 15: Just a 20-minute drive from Edinburgh is Melville Castle, a 50-acre estate with 32 bedrooms and suites that operates as a guest house and event venue. The current structure, designed by Scottish architect James Playfair, was built in 1791 — but the castle that stood on the property in the 16th century was frequented by Mary Queen of Scots.
To book: airbnb.com, from $100 per night
Slide 13 of 15: This old stone tower, the ruins of a historic windmill, is located on the Croatian island of Hvar — a popular summer destination in the Adriatic Sea. Built by the Franciscans in 1761, the cylindrical structure has since been transformed into a one-of-a-kind two-bedroom home, just walking distance from the main town square.
To book: airbnb.com, from $186 per night
Slide 14 of 15: Picture a Santorini getaway in your mind's eye, and you'll probably conjure images of whitewashed villas like this 300-year-old guest house. It's located in the village of Mesa Gonia, very close to the island's beautiful black sand beaches. According to the listing, the building began life as the village bakery — “In fact, the bedroom is the actual oven where barley rusks were made.”
To buy: airbnb.com, from $74 per night
Slide 15 of 15: A protected historical monument, this 400-year-old house is in the center of Amsterdam's charming Jordaan district. The apartment has been remodeled to preserve and highlight classic details of old Dutch construction, like the wooden ceiling beams and rafters. Just steps from the Prinsengracht canal and Noordermarkt square, visitors can enjoy the famous Saturday farmers market before sampling the city’s best apple pie at Winkel 43.
To book: airbnb.com, from $284 per night

Midlothian 18th Century Castle

Historic Farmhouse in Wiesbaden, Germany

This half-timbered farmhouse is in Delkenheim, a district of Wiesbaden that’s about 30 minutes away from Frankfurt, was built around the year 1800. Offering an authentic German farm vibe, the renovated apartment features original stonework and historic details.

To book: airbnb.com, from $85 per night

Pokvár Castle in Tét, Hungary

This 110-year-old castle boasts ten bedrooms, an indoor pool, three saunas, a hot tub, a tennis court, and a mini golf course. The ornate home is located in Tét, a small village with a population of about 4,000 — just a 90-minute drive from Budapest.

To book: airbnb.com, from $477 per night

Magical 12th Century Abbey in Suffolk, England

East Anglia’s Butley Priory was founded in the 12th century as an Augustinian monastery. The priory’s gatehouse — which dates to the 14th century — is now a country home with eight bedrooms, wifi, and the property’s original vaulted ceilings. This Airbnb is often rented for weddings and parties that bring new life to the Great Hall and Drawing Room.

To book: airbnb.com, from $948 per night

Historic Cottage at Kristineberg Palace in Stockholm, Sweden

What was once the kitchen of the 16th century Kristineberg Palace is now two-bedroom home, furnished with some pieces that are as old as the castle itself. One of the bedrooms is available to rent on Airbnb, making it an ideal home base for seeing Stockholm — the center is just a 10-minute drive away.

To book: airbnb.com, from $43 per night

Restored 500-year-old House in Seville, Spain

The bustling tourist neighborhood of Santa Cruz, once Seville’s Jewish quarter, is the perfect place to stay in the city — centrally located, and walking distance from the Alcázar and the famous cathedral. Head down one of the area’s quieter cobblestone streets to find this three-story, 500-year-old house that has been restored and remodeled with immense detail (note the century-old tiles and handcrafted woodwork used to decorate the walls). The rustic home operates as a guesthouse, and each room can be rented separately through Airbnb.

To book: airbnb.com, from $57 per night

Prince-Bishop of Wrocław’s Palace in Otmuchów, Poland

This family home and guest house was once the private palace of Wrocław’s Prince-Bishops. Much of the current building was erected in the 17th century, but parts of the structure this structure date back to as early as 1300. According to the owner’s listing, “there are frescoes, glorious Renaissance painted ceilings, and sgraffito (a plaster technique). The working chapel (it’s the village church, mass twice a week) has an impressive baroque altar-piece, recently restored.”

To book: airbnb.com, from $30 per night

300-year-old Wine Country Farmhouse in Sercy, France

Sercy, a small village in Burgundy, is home to this 17th century farmhouse, courtyard, and garden. The property is a perfect jumping off point to visit the region’s celebrated vineyards, as it’s located between the Mâconnais and Côte Chalonnaise wine producing regions. Nearby historical landmarks include the Benedictine Abbey of Cluny, Saint-Philibert de Tournus church, Caves of Azé, Rock of Solutré, and Hospices of Beaune.

To book: airbnb.com, from $111 per night

Borgia Castle in Passignano Sul Trasimeno, Italy

If you want feel like a royal, consider a stay at Castello Borgia, a historic estate on the border of Tuscany and Umbria once owned by the infamous noble family. The historic castle — parts of which date to the beginning of the 14th century — has only been open to the public since 1995. With seven bedrooms, a tennis court, and a swimming pool, the property is often rented for weddings and events.

To book: airbnb.com, from $1,137 per night

Historic Watermill in Mnichovice, Czech Republic

Take a 20-minute drive outside Prague and you’ll find the oldest watermill in the central Czech Republic. The 17th century structure has been converted into a three-bedroom home — complete with a mill room centered around a preserved, fully functional grain mill. The rural town of Mnichovice is a quiet refuge from the busy city.

To book: airbnb.com, from $108 per night

700-year-old Restored Tuscan Home in Ossaia, Italy

Ossaia, about an hour from Florence by train, is a small village in the foothills of Cortona, one of Tuscany’s dreamy medieval hill towns. This 700-year-old restored farmhouse provides sweeping views of the Chiana Valley — but it’s made for day trips, like vineyard-hopping in Montepulciano, swimming in Lake Trasimeno, or venturing to the UNESCO-protected historic center of nearby Siena.

To book: airbnb.com, from $91 per night

Melville Castle in Midlothian, Scotland

Just a 20-minute drive from Edinburgh is Melville Castle, a 50-acre estate with 32 bedrooms and suites that operates as a guest house and event venue. The current structure, designed by Scottish architect James Playfair, was built in 1791 — but the castle that stood on the property in the 16th century was frequented by Mary Queen of Scots.

To book: airbnb.com, from $100 per night

Old Tower in the Historical Center in Hvar, Croatia

This old stone tower, the ruins of a historic windmill, is located on the Croatian island of Hvar — a popular summer destination in the Adriatic Sea. Built by the Franciscans in 1761, the cylindrical structure has since been transformed into a one-of-a-kind two-bedroom home, just walking distance from the main town square.

To book: airbnb.com, from $186 per night

300-year-old Restored Guest House in Santorini, Greece

Picture a Santorini getaway in your mind’s eye, and you’ll probably conjure images of whitewashed villas like this 300-year-old guest house. It’s located in the village of Mesa Gonia, very close to the island’s beautiful black sand beaches. According to the listing, the building began life as the village bakery — “In fact, the bedroom is the actual oven where barley rusks were made.”

To buy: airbnb.com, from $74 per night

Historic Family Home in Amsterdam, Netherlands

A protected historical monument, this 400-year-old house is in the center of Amsterdam’s charming Jordaan district. The apartment has been remodeled to preserve and highlight classic details of old Dutch construction, like the wooden ceiling beams and rafters. Just steps from the Prinsengracht canal and Noordermarkt square, visitors can enjoy the famous Saturday farmers market before sampling the city’s best apple pie at Winkel 43.

To book: airbnb.com, from $284 per night

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