Hotels with a Royal Connection

Sleep in the same room as some of Britain’s most famous monarchs. From King Henry VIII to Queen Victoria, we’ve searched the country for ancient – and not so ancient – castles, medieval manor houses, country house hotels, historic B&B’s and self catering cottages that claim to have once hosted kings and queens in their hallowed halls. It’s about as close to time travel as one can get!

If you know of any other hotel, castle or B&B which needs to be added to this list then please do get in touch and let us know!

Featured Accommodation

Queen Charlottes Orangery

Queen Charlottes Orangery, 93a Sydney Place, Bath, Somerset.

A unique place to stay in a wonderful setting. Centrally located 8 minutes stroll on the level to the historic centre, the Roman Baths and Pump Room. The Orangery was once part of the home for a period of Queen Charlotte, the wife of George III.

  • 18th Century

The Old George

Broadwindsor, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3QD.

A Grade II listed building famous for its most royal visitor – Charles II hid from the roundheads here in 1651. Enjoy accommodation fit for a King with luxurious en-suite bedrooms, homemade locally sourced produce and a stunning West Dorset setting.

  • 17th Century

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Oxnead Hall – The North Wing

Oxnead, nr. Aylsham, Norfolk.

Sleeps 8. Built by one of Henry VIII’s naval captains, the elegant Oxnead Hall stands in magnificent landscaped grounds. The North Wing of the hall is available for guests’ exclusive use, boasting four elegant bedrooms, including a grand master bedroom complete with four-poster bed. Cottage Code: UKC495.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • 16th 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

The Langtry Manor Hotel

The Langtry Manor Hotel, Derby Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3QB.

Originally called the “Red House”, the hotel was built in 1877 by King Edward VII ( then Prince of Wales) as a home for his favourite mistress, the famous Lillie Langtry, as a permanent rendezvous whenever needed.

  • 19th Century

Stable Courtyard at Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PL.

Stay overnight in the refurbished Stable Courtyard Bedrooms in the beautiful setting of Leeds Castle and explore the castle grounds and gardens when the estate is closed to the general public. Breakfast is available in the 17th century Fairfax Restaurant.

  • 17th 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

Leeds Castle – Weir Cottage

Maidstone, Kent.

Sleeps 2. Weir Cottage is a perfect riverside hideaway for two, and is located within the 500 acre estate at famous Leeds Castle, a stunning moated 900 year old castle. You have entry to the castle, grounds and Knight’s Realm playground during your stay. Cottage Code: 27987.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 17th Century

Leed Castle – Keepers House

Maidstone, Kent.

Sleeps 10. This historic former gamekeeper’s house is hidden away in a valley by the River Len in the grounds of Leeds Castle, often referred to as ‘the loveliest castle in the world’. Entry to the castle and grounds is included during your stay. Cottage Code: 27985.

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

Kinlochmoidart House

nr. Lochailort, Highlands.

Sleeps 18. With spacious accommodation over three floors, this substantial property forms a self-contained wing of the Scottish baronial mansion. The Kinlochmoidart Estate sits within half a mile of the coast and 4 miles from the beach at Glenuig. Cottage Code: SEQ.

  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Little Barn

Pentrefelin, nr. Criccieth, Gwynedd.

Sleeps 2. Boasting its very own hot tub offering stunning views out to sea, this carefully converted barn provides idyllic holiday accommodation. Dating back 500 years, this romantic cottage lies just just a short drive from Pwllheli Marina. Cottage Code: OK8.

  • Hot Tub
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 16th Century

Leeds Castle – The Guards House

Maidstone, Kent.

Sleeps 6. Originally a Napoleonic soldier’s barracks, this Grade II listed Kentish cottage boasts an unusual curved front door. It is wonderfully located in the grounds of historic Leeds Castle, home to six medieval queens and one of Henry VIII’s palaces. Cottage Code: 27988.

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