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Mother of Dragons has left Meereen for Westeros. Lade Olenna is making alliances in Dorne. Cersei has taken the helm over Kings Landing and suddenly cookie cutter hotels feel tragically bland. Game of Thrones is back (July 16). And, the battle for the Iron Throne has inspired a real world thirst for vacations in crenellated castles with settings befitting a proper film set. That guests can partake in old world ”leisure pursuits” (think deer stalking, clay...

A few years ago, I took my daughters to a manor house turned hotel in England. It left a big impression.   Falconry. Horseback riding.  An old-fashioned canal boat ride. The entire family was so engaged in enjoying the rugged landscape  that we didn’t give electronics a thought for an entire week.   Inspired by the return of Game of Thrones (yes, I am obsessed), I began researching actual castle hotels that offer the type of “leisure pursuits” (archery,...