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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Traquair House

Traquair House, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6PW.

Unique B&B accommodation at Traquair House, in the oldest inhabited house in Scotland.

  • 12th Century

Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae, Ayrshire, KA26 0NZ.

Welcome to Glenapp Castle, an award winning 5 star Castle Hotel only 90 minutes from Glasgow, Scotland.

  • 19th Century

Chateau de Quesmy

Chateau de Quesmy, Quesmy, Picardy, France.

The Chateau de Quesmy sits in a 2 acre park in the Picardy countryside. Covered, heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna. Free WiFi. Situated in a small village, a 10-minute drive from Noyon (SNCF Train Station)

  • 12th Century

Castello di Bibbione

Castello di Bibbione, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, nr. Florence, Tuscany, Italy.

Just a short drive away from Florence Peretola Airport, Castello di Bibbione lies in the heart of the Chianti region of Tuscany. Surrounded by defensive walls, today the castle operates as a beautiful farmhouse, offering apartments with pool and spa.

  • 13th Century

Castello di Monteliscai

Siena, Tuscany, Italy.

Just a short drive from the city of Siena, the 11th century castle of Castello di Monteliscai offers 6 traditionally decorated en suite apartments complete with terracotta flooring and exposed beamed ceilings. A one hour drive from Florence Airport.

  • 11th Century

Château Hôtel Du Colombier

Château Hôtel Du Colombier, Brittany, France.

Only a 5-minute drive from the beaches of St Malo, the Château Hôtel Du Colombier dates back to the 18th century and is set in 15acres of grounds. Free WiFi.

  • 18th Century

Castello Di Velona

Castello Di Velona, Velona - Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy.

Commanding a hilltop location in the heart of the Val d’Orcia region, Castello di Velona Resort and Winery offers 46 spacious and luxuriously furnished rooms. Set in a restored 10th century castle, enjoy a swim in the pools filled with hot thermal waters.

  • 11th Century

Château de Lantic

Château de Lantic, Martillac, Bordeaux, France.

Just 15 minutes from downtown Bordeaux, you will find charming apartments and guest rooms of the 17th century recently decorated with taste. Swimming pool in the property.

  • 17th Century

Château de Bellefontaine

Château de Bellefontaine, Bayeux, Normandy, France.

This lovely 18th century mansion offers elegant and luxurious accommodation just half a mile from the centre of Bayeux, between Caen and the D-Day beaches. The hotel is set in parkland. Free WiFi.

  • 18th Century

Chateau de Jallanges

Chateau de Jallanges, nr. Tours, Loire Valley, France.

Dating from the 15th century, this stunning castle was built by King Louis XI of France. Surrounded by vineyards and forest, it lies in the heart of the beautiful Loire Valley. Each of the 7 individually styled guest rooms enjoy views over the gardens.

  • 15th Century