Live out your ultimate fairytale fantasy in this Scottish castle on the Ayrshire coast, 100 miles southwest of Edinburgh. This Victorian mansion, built in 1870 and restored in 1994, is situated amidst 36 acres of gardens and woodland with spectacular views over the Irish Sea to the Island of Arran and its signature granite rock of Ailsa Craig. It's also the hotel Winston Churchill stayed in in 1944 while hammering out the D-Day invasion plan with Dwight Eisenhower. You'll stay in one of seventeen guest rooms which have been decorated with antiques bought at Sotheby's by owners Fay and Graham Cowan. There's plenty to do here, from salmon and trout fishing to golf, mountain bike riding, bird watching and walking tours. Be sure to try chef Matt Weedon's six-course tasting menu in one of the castle's grand dining rooms. If you're all about authenticity, then Glenapp Castle, with its sandstone battlements and soaring turrets and towers is the perfect place for your royal vacation.