Castles to Rent

Historic UK is pleased to introduce a selection of unique exclusive use castles to rent across England, Scotland and Wales. Whether you choose a medieval palace, a fort or a Victorian folly, these properties offer self catering holidays with a difference.

Imagine being the lord or lady of your very own luxury castle, sleeping in a magnificent four poster bed and exploring acres of beautiful grounds. Some properties even come complete with their own chef! Many of the castles listed on this page are also available for weddings and events.

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Featured Accommodation

The Hadlow Tower

High Street, Hadlow, Kent. TN11 0EG

Sleeps 6. Be part of your own fairy-tale journey with a stay in what is reputed to be the Tallest Gothic Folly in the World. This exclusive use property offers the most romantic setting in luxurious surroundings, all with panoramic views over the beautiful Kent countryside.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Knock Old Castle

Largs, Ayrshire.

Sleeps 8. Following an extensive renovation programme, this 14th century fairytale castle is now ready to open its quirky doors to holiday guests. Located on the Ayrshire coast, enjoy breathtaking views over the sea from the glass domed castle turret. Cottage Code: UKC868.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pet friendly
  • 14th Century

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Skene House Cottage

Westhill, nr. Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

Sleeps 6. Enjoying peaceful seclusion just west of Aberdeen, this unique holiday property adjoins the historic Skene Castle; former seat of the chiefs of Clan Skene. Set in 30 acre grounds, parts of the castle date from the early 14th century. Cottage Code: 29020.

  • Quirky
  • 17th Century

East Wing at Blair

Dalry, nr. Irvine, Ayrshire

Sleeps 10. Set within 250 acres of parkland, the origins of this ancient castle is said to date back to the 12th century. The East Wing at Blair now offers luxurious accommodation for up to ten guests, with bespoke packages such as dining and clay pigeon shooting available. Cottage Code: UKC2409.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 12th Century

Craigcaffie Tower

Innermessan, nr. Stranraer, Wigtownshire.

Sleeps 6. On lands gifted to the family by Robert the Bruce, the Neilsons had this fairytale Scottish castle built in the late 16th century. Retaining a host of original features on the inside, enjoy extensive views from the castellated sentry walks. Cottage Code: UKC1216.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 16th Century

Torrisdale Castle

Torrisdale Castle, Carradale, Campbeltown, Argyll, PA28 6QT.

Sleeps 2 – 10. Within the ground floor of the castle is a spacious self-catering apartment and set within the peaceful wooded grounds are a further four superb cottages and houses.

  • 19th Century

Tullibole Castle Longhouse

Crook of Devon, nr. Kinross, Perthshire.

Sleeps 2. Enjoy the wonderful views of the Ochil and Cleish Hills from the conservatory of this skilfully designed Scottish style longhouse. This unique, detached, single-storey holiday property offers original features with a contemporary twist. Cottage Code: SMMH.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pub nearby
  • 17th Century

Watermouth Castle

Watermouth Castle, Near Ilfracombe, Devon.

Sleeps 4 – 6. “With views over bays and cliffs from a castle stronghold – a unique holiday opportunity . . .”

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

The Gate House

Dover, Kent.

Sleeps 4. Dating from the mid-19th century, this listed mini Gothic castle features its very own turret and 4-poster canopy bed. Beamed throughout, it is thought to have been built as the gate house guarding the accommodation of the Dover Castle Garrison. Cottage Code: E5413.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Polhawn Fort

Polhawn Fort, Rame Head, Nr Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1LL.

Sleeps 20+. Polhawn Fort is a superb wedding venue and accommodation venue situated in a historic fort in Cornwall.

  • 19th Century

Rowton Castle Hotel

Rowton Castle Hotel, Halfway House, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 9EP.

A castle has stood in the grounds at Rowton for nearly 800 years, and today it boasts nineteen charming, individually designed bedrooms, seven with period 4 poster beds!

  • 17th Century

Traquair House

Traquair House, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6PW.

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

  • 12th Century