Castilla-Leon is the largest of Spain’s 17 autonomous communities and is situated in the north west of the country, bordering Portugal. The region is full of history, and features important cities such as Salamanca, Leon and Valladolid. Covering such a large area you’ll find that there’s a variety of Castilla-Leon self catering accommodation available throughout the community. These could be close to the larger cities or rural, making a holiday home in Castilla-Leon suitable for all tastes.
Although this inland community doesn’t benefit from having a coast, holidaymakers visiting accommodation in Castilla-Leon will find there are plenty of rivers, mountains and scenic vistas to enjoy. Depending on where your Castilla-Leon holiday rental is situated you could enjoy walking, hiking and cycling, visiting wine-making regions, medieval villages, historical cities and more.
An important historical area, when you stay in self catering accommodation in Castilla-Leon you’ll never be far away from history of one kind or another! Salamanca is just one example – its Old City was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is considered to be one of the most spectacular Renaissance cities in Europe. The impressive Plaza Mayor is at the centre, and other sites include the Romanesque 12th century cathedral as well as the late Gothic cathedral built from 1509.
Valladolid also features much impressive architecture such as its Plaza Mayor and city hall, the royal palace, and San Pablo Church, plus the city of Leon has much to offer too. If your Castilla-Leon accommodation is in the southern parts of the community you’ll find that the capital of Spain, Madrid, is close enough for a day trip.
Because Castilla-Leon covers a large area the climate can vary from one end to the other and will vary according to elevation as well. In general you should expect to enjoy warm to hot summers and mild winters, making Castilla-Leon accommodation attractive all year round.
Getting to holiday homes in Castilla-Leon has never been easier since more airlines have started to use the airport just outside the city of Valladolid. Ryanair, for example, offers a flight route from London Stansted to Valladolid. Depending on where your self catering accommodation is situated you may find it easier and quicker to catch a flight to Madrid. You’ll have more choice of airlines and routes to use if flying to Madrid. Holidaymakers staying in the north of Castilla-Leon may prefer to fly to Bilbao or Santandar.