Britain is blessed with many castles, often in stunning locations, all full of history. Many of these national treasures now offer accommodation, from bed and breakfast to fully flegged hotels... some even offer self catering so you can be your own lord or lady of the manor.
For those of you wondering why England in particular is sadly lacking in castle hotels, this is mainly due to a period of decline they suffered during the 16th and 17th centuries, with many being dealt their final death knell during the English Civil War when Oliver Cromwell used heavy seige artillery on their walls. To view those castles that did survive and have now been converted into hotels, you can view our interactive map of by scrolling to the bottom of this page or by clicking here.
To browse our full selection of properties click on the 'Browse all' button near the bottom of the page. You can also use the search bar at the top to search for castles by nearest town, county, region or country.
Hever Castle, Edenbridge, Kent
One of the most intact castles in the whole of the South East England, Hever Castle has a history dating back to the 1200's and even has two moats! The Astor Wing of the property is now open as a luxurious B&B, and offers well decorated bedrooms with free WiFi. Ideally situated only 30 miles from Central London, and there is a train station in Hever town.
Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent
One of the most famous castles in the world now has four star accommodation in its grounds! Guests can enjoy free access to the main castle (subject to availability) as well as its 500 acres of grounds. Breakfast is served in the 17th century Fairfax Hall. Situated only an hour's drive from London.
Amberley Castle, near Arundel, West Sussex
One of the closest castle hotels to London, Amberley is often referred to as one of the finest hotels in the world. The property itself dates back over 900 years and offers stylish spa bedrooms, a tennis court and croquet lawn, as well as two fabulous restaurants. The local town of Amberley has a train station with links to London.
Tregenna Castle Estate, St. Ives, Cornwall
The only castle hotel that we list in Cornwall, Tregenna offers 80 bedrooms set amongst a fabulous 29 hectare estate. There is both an indoor and outdoor heated swimming pool as well as a gym, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Its location in the seaside town of St Ives makes this a great base for exploring the Cornish coastline.
Bickleigh Castle, Tiverton, Devon
Dating back to the 1300s, this ancient castle has been converted into a luxurious bed and breakfast retreat in one of the most beautiful parts of Devon. There is an even an ancient chapel on site which was built only a few decades after the Normans arrived in England. All bedrooms are furbished to a high standard.
Shieldhill Castle, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Boasting a two AA rosette restaurant and a 4 star rating, Shieldhill is an 800 year old castle hotel with luxurious bedrooms. Set in the picturesque Clyde Valley, the hotel is within easy reach of both Edinburgh and Glasgow and is also popular as a wedding venue for up to two hundred guests.
Ruthin Castle, Denbighshire, Wales
Commissioned by King Edward I in the 1200's, Ruthin Castle boasts a two AA rosette restaurant and a fabulous spa set in the woodland around the castle's moat, the latter of which features an outdoor sauna tent and cosy hot tub. WiFi internet access and 24 hour room service is available.
Langley Castle, near Hexham, Northumberland
This unique medieval castle hotel is full of luxurious features such as four poster beds, spa baths and saunas. Also popular as a wedding venue, the castle's seven feet thick walls and ten acres of woodland estate provide a trip back through time. A great base for exploring Hadrian's Wall and the Northumbrian countryside.
Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Cumbria
Full of art and antiques, Muncaster Castle has been home to the same family for almost a millennium. Today the castle offers ten fantastic bedrooms on either a bed and breakfast or self catering basis, and is also popular for weddings, private parties and corporate events. Situated close to Scafell Pike in one of the most remote and dramatic areas in Europe.
Augill Castle, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
Recently awarded English B&B of the year, this stunning castle hotel is full of character features such as original staircases, four poster beds and gothic towers. Breakfast and dinner are served around the castle's huge oak dining table, with the very best ingredients being used (and much of it being locally sourced).