Enter a Competition to Spend a Night in Hamlet's Castle
In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the king’s chief counselor, Polonius, advises his son Laertes to "neither a borrower nor a lender be.” Thankfully for Airbnb, he didn’t say anything about renting.
According to Conde Nast Traveler, the popular homesharing site will open Denmark's Kronborg Castle in Helsingør, Denmark—the alleged real-life inspiration for Hamlet’s royal palace, Elsinore—to overnight visitors for one evening. Fittingly, their stay will take place on April 23, 2016, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
For $10, two lucky guests will get to sleep in the King's Tower, a turret that "boasts fantastic views of the castle moat, the sound and on a starry night, the Swedish coast in the distance." They will also be invited to a lavish 300-person, seven-course dinner in the castle’s main ballroom, and entertainment from Danish actors, singers, writers, and the Royal Danish ballet.
If this deal sounds too good to pass up, it's because it's not first-come, first-serve for all travelers. Instead, Airbnb will host an online contest to win the excursion. To enter, simply send a message to the Airbnb host by 11:59 p.m. on April 13, and explain why you and a companion want to sleep in Kronborg Castle. (Yup, you receive extra points for submissions written in iambic pentameter.) Don't live in Denmark? Fret not—the host will fly you in if you’re the lucky winner.
[h/t Conde Nast Traveler]