Castle Hotels

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 fledged 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 siege artillery on their walls. To view those castles that did survive and have now been converted into hotels, you can view our interactive map below:

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Amberley Castle

Amberley Castle, nr. Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT.

Feel like royalty with a luxurious break in this grand 900 year old castle hotel. With stylish spa bathrooms and a delightfully decadent restaurant, serving an eclectic menu of delectable dishes, this unique hotel offers a scenic spot second to none.

  • 11th Century

Hever Castle Luxury Bed & Breakfast

Astor Wing, Hever Castle, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG.

This stunning, 13th century double-moated castle offers luxury B&B accommodation in the Astor Wing of the property. Access to the castle is included in the rate and the gardens can be privately enjoyed by guests after closing. Free WiFi.

  • 13th Century

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Inverlochy Castle Hotel

Inverlochy Castle, Torlundy, Fort William, Inverness-shire, PH33 6SN.

This award winning castle hotel, situated in a serene location only 4 miles from Fort William, features a Michelin starred restaurant and individually designed rooms. Stunning mountain views. Free Wi-Fi in the hotel, and tennis and fishing can be arranged

  • 19th Century

Relais Del Castello Di Oviglio

Relais Del Castello Di Oviglio, Oviglio, Piedmont, Italy.

This 14th century royal castle was once home to Queen Cristina of Savoia. Careful renovation has transformed this medieval stronghold into a sumptuous residence, offering 9 elegantly furnished rooms and a restaurant serving regional specialities.

  • 14th Century

Ballyseede Castle Hotel

Ballyseede Castle Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

Built in 1721, Ballyseede Castle stands in thirty acres of private grounds and native woodland. Offering 23 elegant rooms over three floors all within the original castle, enjoy fine dining with traditional Irish cuisine in the award winning restaurant.

  • 18th Century

Castello Orsini Hotel

Castello Orsini Hotel, Nerola, Lazio, Italy.

Built in the 10th century on the ruins of an even more ancient Sabina fortress, this unique 5-star hotel comands panoramic views of the Tiber Valley. Just a short drive from Rome, it offers 50 air conditioned rooms spread across the four castle buildings.

  • 11th Century

Chateau De La Barre

Chateau De La Barre, Conflans-sur-Anille, Loire Valley, France.

Home to the Count and Countess de Vanssay since 1404, this elegant castle hotel and its romantic gardens are surrounded by 16th century fortifications. Each the five bedrooms and suites are individually decorated, and furnished with period antiques.

  • 15th Century

Castello Di Petroia

Castello Di Petroia, Mengara, nr. Perugia, Umbria, Italy.

This authentic medieval fortress stands proudly atop the rolling hills of Umbria between Gubbio and Perugia. The 13 private en-suite guest rooms are located in all three castle buildings, including the oldest, 12th century, 20 metre high, watch tower.

  • 12th Century

Château du Barive

Château du Barive, Sainte-Preuve, Champagne, France.

In the very heart of the Champagne region, the 19th century Château du Barive is the perfect location to discover the charm of the Champagne region.

  • 19th Century

Château de la Tour du Puits

Château de la Tour du Puits, Chambery, Rhone-Alpes, France.

This quaint little château is full of old world charm. Set within gardens, woods and orchards, it offers seven luxurious bedrooms and a fine dining restaurant.

  • 12th Century

Castello Di Tornano

Castello Di Tornano, Gaiole in Chianti, nr. Siena, Tuscany, Italy.

With a history dating more than 1000 years, Castello Di Tornano bravely resisted the devastating Aragonese invasions of the 15th century. Surviving beautifully intact, it now offers 19 elegant rooms, apartments and suites, with tennis court and pool.

  • 11th Century

Chateau de l’Ile

Chateau de l'Ile, Ostwald, Alsace, France.

Set on the banks of the Ill River, this authentic 19th-century Château blends traditional Alsatian architecture with modern comforts. Guest rooms are elegant and air conditioned. Free WiFi. Chateau de l’Ile is 10 km from Strasbourg city centre.

  • 19th Century