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:

Featured Accommodation

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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Stonefield Castle Hotel

Stonefield Castle Hotel, Tarbert, Loch Fyne, Argyll, PA29 6YJ.

This Scottish baronial styled castle dates back to 1837, and offers the perfect place to sit back and relax amongst grand surroundings and beautiful grounds. Recently refurbished, the castle offers fine accommodation for the discerning traveller.

  • 19th Century

Glengorm Castle

Glengorm Castle, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides, PA75 6QE.

Dating from 1860, Glengorm Castle, aka Castle Sorn, was built in a Scots Baronial style for the highly controversial James Forsyth of Quinish. With stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean, it offers B&B accommodation in 7 comfortable rooms.

  • 19th Century

Ackergill Tower Castle

Ackergill Tower Castle, Wick, Caithness, Highland, KW1 4RG.

Dating from the early 1500s, this imposing five-storey castle was once home to the head of the Clan Keith. Overlooking its very own beach close to Scotland’s most northerley tip, it now offers luxurious accommodation in 28 elegant rooms.

  • 16th Century

Ballygally Castle

Ballygally Castle, Ballygally, Larne, Northern Ireland, BT40 2QZ.

Said to be one of the most haunted places in Ulster, Ballygally Castle stands proudly overlooking the golden sands of Ballygally Bay. Built in 1625, this luxury hotel now offers 54 elegant bedrooms, with private dining available in the medieval dungeon

  • 17th Century

Castle Venlaw Hotel

Castle Venlaw Hotel, Edinburgh Road, Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH44 6PW.

In a land of castles and country estates, what could be more perfect than a stay in an 18th century country castle? Recommended by Condé Nast Johansens.

  • 18th Century

Comlongon Castle

Comlongon Castle, Mouswald, nr. Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, DG1 4NA.

Steeped in Scottish Border history, this carefully restored 15th century castle has been transformed into a luxurious hotel with 15 individually themed en suite rooms, all with 4-poster beds. The restaurant serves seasonally changing, daily menus.

  • 15th Century

Tregenna Castle Estate

Tregenna Castle Estate, St. Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2DE.

Tregenna Castle Hotel features 80 bedrooms and is set within 72 acres of extensive grounds. It boasts heated indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a gym, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. There is also a choice of restaurants and bars.

  • 18th Century

Melville Castle

Melville Castle, Dalkeith, nr. Edinburgh, Midlothian.

Commissioned by the first Viscount Melville in 1791, Melville Castle is peacefully set surrounded by luscious woodlands, just a short drive from Edinburgh. Blending classical style and comfort, there are 32 luxurious bedrooms, a restaurant and cellar bar.

  • 18th Century

Fonab Castle Hotel

Pitlochry, Perthshire, , PH16 5ND.

Newly reopened, Fonab Castle boasts 26 luxurious, individually designed bedrooms, decorated to blend contemporary style with traditional features. The hotel offers a choice of two restaurants and a cellar with a fine selection of wines, whiskies and gins.

  • 19th Century

Castle Levan

Castle Levan, Gourock, Inverclyde, PA19 1AH.

Complete with its hidden turnpike staircases, arrow slit windows, turrets and 4½ foot thick walls, this historic 15th century castle offers unique B&B accommodation in 2 guest bedchambers. Set close to the ferry port of Gourock, a short drive from Glasgow

  • 15th Century