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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Chateau Eza

Chateau Eza, Eze, Cote D'Azur, France.

Welcome to Chateau Eza, a converted chateau in the medieval village of Eze. It offers air-conditioned rooms with a view of the Mediterranean Sea, a Michelin-star restaurant and access to a private beach. Nice Côte d’Azur Airport 20 km. Monte Carlo 8 km.

  • 16th Century

Chateau de Matel

Chateau de Matel, Roanne, Burgundy, France.

Welcome to Chateau de Matel, set in a 32 acre park just a six minute drive from Roanne and its restaurants. Guests can have breakfast in the dining room or on the terrace overlooking the grounds in good weather. Swimming pool, free WiFi.

  • 14th Century

Castelletto Di Montebenichi

Castelletto Di Montebenichi, Monte Benichi, nr. Siena, Tuscany, Italy.

Set atop a hillside in the south east Chianti region, this stunningly preserved 12th century castle now offers nine luxurious en-suite rooms and suites. Surrounded by a large private park, enjoy the panoramic views from the sun-drenched pool area.

  • 12th Century

Logis Chateau de la Verie

Logis Chateau de la Verie, Challans, Vendee, France.

Château de la Verie is a 16th-century, historic listed castle, set in a 42-acre park, 15 minutes from the Vendée seaside. Gourmet restaurant, free WiFi. Situated 15 minutes from Challans with its seaside resorts, including St Gilles Croix de Vie.

  • 16th Century

Malouinière de Launayblot

Chateau de Launay Blot, Baguer-Morvan, Brittany, France.

Located in Brittany, between Mont-Saint-Michel and Saint-Malo and within close proximity of Dol-de-Bretagne, Chateau de Launay Blot is surrounded by gardens and a canal. All bedrooms have private bathroom. Dinan and Saint-Malo 30 km.

  • 17th Century

Kinnitty Castle Hotel

Kinnitty Castle Hotel, Birr, nr. Limerick, Co. Offaly, Ireland.

Occupying an ancient druidic ceremonial site in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, this grand Gothic revival castle featues 37 individually decorated rooms. Boasting a fine dining restaurant, there is a tennis court and clay shooting available.

  • 13th Century

Ballynahinch Castle Hotel

Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Recess, Connemara, Co. Galoway, Ireland.

Built on a rocky terrace overlooking the Owenmore Salmon River, Ballinahinch Castle dates from the early 19th cenury. The luxury hotel accommodation comprises 40 guest rooms, whilst the fine dining restaurant boasts 2 AA Rosettes.

  • 19th Century

Relais Castello San Giuseppe

Relais Castello San Giuseppe, Chiaverano di Ivrea, nr. Torino, Piedmont, Italy.

Once a Roman look-out tower, then a convent for spiritual reflection and once again as a military observation point and stronghold for Napoleon, Castello San Giuseppe is now a luxury hotel. Enjoy the panoramic views from its commanding hilltop location.

  • 17th Century

Castello di Granarola

Gradara, Marche, Italy.

Surrounded by oaks and scented laurel trees, this restored medieval castle offers 9 design apartments and an outdoor swimming pool. Located in Gradara in the Marche region, Castello di Granarola is just a short drive from the sandy beach of Cattolica.

  • 13th Century

Château de Mercuès

Château de Mercuès, nr. Cahors, Lot Valley, France.

Defending the Lot Valley and town of Cahors, the origins of Château de Mercuès date back to the 13th century. Offering 30 lavishly decorated guest rooms and suites on the inside, outside there are two tennis courts and a swimming pool.

  • 13th Century