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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Carberry Tower Mansion House

Carberry Tower Castle, Musselburgh, Scotland, EH21 8PY.

This magnificent castle hotel has a history dating back to the 1400s, and is only a short drive or train ride from Edinburgh. The property boasts over 30 acres of parkland to explore, whilst the nearest beach is just five minutes from the property.

  • 15th Century

Augill Castle

Augill Castle, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4DE.

Gothic towers, original staircases and four poster beds add to the fairytale romance of this turreted hideaway. Standing between Yorkshire and the Lake District, the castle is also perfectly situated for weekends away. On-site restaurant and bar.

  • 19th Century

Hazlewood Castle & Spa

Hazlewood Castle Hotel, Hazlewood, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, LS24 9NJ.

Welcome to historic Hazlewood Castle, a luxury hotel set in 77 acres of grounds near Leeds. Mentioned in the Domesday Book, it was a private family home for 900 years.

  • 11th Century

Sherbrooke Castle Hotel

Sherbrooke Castle Hotel, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G41 4PG.

Just a short drive from the heart of Glasgow, this striking baronial building boasts 18 luxury bedrooms, restaurant and bar, all in the magnificent surroundings of Pollokshields. The hotel’s restaurant serves an a la carte menu for both lunch and dinner.

  • 19th Century

Leasowe Castle Hotel

Leasowe Castle Hotel, Moreton, Wirral, Merseyside, CH46 3RF.

Offering a perfect balance of comfort, style and elegance in a tranquil 6 acre setting, Leasowe is the Wirral’s only historic castle. Overlooking a golf course with views to the sea beyond, this impressive castle hotel can trace its roots back to 1592.

  • 16th Century

North West Castle Hotel

North West Castle Hotel, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, DG9 8EH.

North West Castle was built in 1820 on the shores of Loch Ryan as the home of Sir John Ross, the famous Arctic Explorer. Now serving as a hotel, a warm welcome awaits.

  • 19th Century

Dornoch Castle Hotel

Dornoch Castle Hotel, Dornoch, Sutherland, Highlands, IV25 3SD.

Dating back to the 1400’s, Dornoch Castle is an inspiring venue. With 21 en-suite bedrooms, some with four poster beds, the castle is ideal for romantic breaks. The restaurant features award winning chefs, as well as a significant malt whisky selection!

  • 15th Century

Ruthin Castle

Ruthin Castle, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 2NU.

Built in the thirteenth century for King Edward I by Dafydd, brother of Prince Llewelyn ap Gruffydd, today Ruthin Castle offers an award winning restaurant and comfortable accommodation.

  • 13th Century

The Castle at Taunton

The Castle at Taunton, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1NF.

Dating back to the 1100’s, The Castle Hotel at Taunton is situated in the heart of England’s beautiful West Country.

  • 12th Century

Knock Castle Hotel and Spa

Knock Castle Hotel, Crieff, Perthshire, PH7 4AN.

Originally built in the 1800’s as the home of the Scottish shipping magnate Lady McBrayne. Today Knock Castle Hotel & Spa offers spacious and luxurious rooms, some with views over Crieff and the nearby countryside.

  • 19th Century