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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Castello di Spaltenna

Castello di Spaltenna Resort & Spa, Gaiole in Chianti, nr. Sienna, Tuscany, Italy.

This 12th century castle, which began life in the 10th century as a monastery, still retains many medieval touches. Transformed into an exclusive resort and spa, it now features 2 swimming pools, a restaurant, tennis court, gym and billiard room.

  • 12th Century

Chateau de Codignat

Chateau de Codignat, Bort L’Etang, Auvergne, France.

Dating from the 12th century, this medieval castle has been transformed into a historic luxury hotel. Each of the 19 rooms are individually decorated in a traditional French style with antique furniture. Outside, there is a heated swimming pool and tennis

  • 12th Century

Château-Hôtel de Bourron

Château-Hôtel de Bourron, Bourron-Marlotte, Ile de France, France.

Built on the site of an earlier medieval fortress, this delightful family-owned chateau hotel dates from the early 17th century. Surrounded by spring-fed moats, the elegant guest bedrooms are individually designed and beautifully appointed.

  • 17th Century

Kilronan Castle Hotel & Spa

Kilronan Castle Hotel & Spa, Ballyfarnon, nr. Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Ireland.

Originally built in the early 1800s for Colonel King Tenison, this luxury hotel and spa sits in 40 acres of parkland on the shores of Lough Meelagh. Offering an indoor swimming pool and fine dining restaurant, just a 45 minute drive from Sligo Airport.

  • 19th Century

Château de la Bourdaisière

Château de la Bourdaisière, Montlouis-sur-Loire, Loire, France.

This magnificent fifteenth-century castle offers spacious bed and breakfast rooms and apartments. It is set in the heart of the Loire Valley, between Tours and Amboise, just an hour from Paris on the TGV (France’s high-speed train).

  • 15th Century

Abbeyglen Castle Hotel

Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland.

Dating from 1832, Abbeyglen Castle was originally built for Sir John d’Arcy of Kiltulla. Now an exclusive 4-star castle hotel, it offers luxurious accommodation with gourmet food and fine wines. It also boasts tennis courts and a spa bath.

  • 19th Century

Castello Di Mammoli

Lucca, Tuscany, Italy.

Situated on a hillside surrounded by olive groves, the 6 rooms at Castello Di Mammoli are furnished with traditional furniture and come complete with satellite TV and a minibar. With its swimming pool and Tuscan bar, Mammoli is just 38km from Pisa.

  • 13th Century

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