Stay in This Historic Castle Near St. Andrews Where Prince William and Kate Middleton Met

published Nov 9, 2022
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Season five of “The Crown” is finally here! The popular drama series chronicles the life of the British monarchy and has made waves ever since the first season dropped on Netflix in 2016. The latest season, which is the first to be released after the deaths of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II, is also the penultimate and will follow events from the nineties through the early-aughts.

The final installments of the series will introduce Prince William and Prince Harry into the plot lines, with the episodes following their early lives. Season five will feature the two Princes as children, while the second will follow them through early adulthood. It is also possible that season six will span as far as Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s wedding in 2011, according to Hollywood Reporter.

One event that is set to be covered in season six of “The Crown” is the Prince and Princess of Wales’ courtship. William and Kate first met in 2001 while they were both studying Art History at the University of St. Andrew’s, with their love story is one that’s admired by fans worldwide. The royal connection has unsurprisingly boosted tourism in the Scottish town, and if you’re keen to visit for yourself, the most fitting way to do so is with a stay in a historic castle.

Credit: The Eden Residence Club

Inspirato is offering stays on the grounds of the picturesque Pittormie Castle, a grand 16th-Century property that is steeped in medieval history. Located in the heart of St. Andrew’s, guests can choose from two spacious residences — Lennox or Fife — that sleep up to four people. The bedrooms give a regal feel, featuring four-poster beds, luscious fabrics, and wooden furniture. In the dining room, a deep and dark color scheme brings in a dramatic touch, while the common spaces give a nod to old Scottish country charm (think tartan curtains, dark wood, and boar head wall mounts.)

Outside, the spacious grounds feature manicured lawns, lush gardens, and green spaces for many outdoor amenities including golf, falconry exhibits, archery, and fly fishing at the River Eden.

Credit: Inspirato

During a stay, Inspirato guests are offered a $250 per day food-and-beverage credit valid toward use at Pittormie Castle. This credit is redeemable at the Stag Room, Castle Dining Room, Restaurant 1596, Club Bar, Highlands Bar, and Whisky Room.

Both Lennox and Fife are available to all Inspirato subscribers, whether they have an Inspirato Club membership ($600 per month) or an Inspirato Pass membership ($2,500 per month). There’s no minimum or maximum travel required, but Club members will pay a nightly rate at each property, while Pass members will have no nightly rates, taxes, or fees.