Homes vary greatly. There are big homes and small homes. There are homes with swimming pools and homes with bowling allies and a dance floor. However, one thing that all homes share in common, no matter how extravagant or how basic the home may be, is a bathroom. Most modern day homes will have a bathroom. And most homes will have at least one shower. Even if a person lives in a castle, shower curtains remain a necessity.
Castle shower curtains? This phrase does sound a bit odd but they do exist. Of course, when castles were popular during the Middle Ages, shower curtains weren’t an integral part of the bathroom experience (that pretty much consisted of a quick sponge bath). But today, there are modern castles. That is, there are castles in England and Scotland, and many other parts of the world that have been renovated with all the modern amenities one would expect in any home, including of course showers, and the requisite shower curtains. Many of today’s modern castles are either owned privately, or are visited by tourists.
For the tourist castle, a tour is usually offered, and sometimes tea or lunch. However, if one’s dream has been to spend a night or two in a medieval castle, this is possible.
There are castles all over the world, especially in some places one would not expect to find them, like Spain, Austria, and even the United States. They can be found from Maine to California. However, Europe definitely has a better selection. Ireland has structures that were built in the 15th century. That kind of history unfortunately cannot be found in the United States.
One of the most scenic castles in the world is located in Scotland, on the Isle of Mull. Although not as old as some of the other castles in Europe, Glengorm overlooks the Atlantic and has a view that is absolutely stunning. Despite the mystic allure of castles, the castle shower curtains are a reminder that no matter how fancy or grand a home may be, at the end of the day, all homes serve the same purpose. And showering is one of those tasks that we all have to take care of every once in a while.