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

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

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4QU.

Welcome to Warwick Castle! Today this medieval castle is one of the most visited tourist attractions in England and now offers a choice of accommodation: medieval glamping tents, knight’s village lodges and the romantic Tower Suites in the castle itself.

  • 12th Century

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

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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

Château Hôtel Grand Barrail

Grand Barrail Chateau Resort & Spa, Saint-Émilion, South West Coast, France.

This 19th century Château is 3 km from Saint-Emilion and set by the Dordogne River. It offers air conditioned rooms, some with views of the surrounding vineyards. Gastronomic restaurant. Outdoor swimming pool, spa centre. Free WiFi.

  • 19th Century

Chateau Corneille

Chateau Corneille, Vieux Villez, Normandy, France.

Chateau Corneille is conveniently located for Paris, Rouen, Giverny and Deauville as well as the D Day landing beaches. Corneille’s restaurant, La Closerie, is housed in the chateau’s old stables and serves traditional cuisine. Free WiFi.

  • 18th Century

Castello Di Frassinello

Vignale Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy.

Just a short drive from Frassinello Monferrato, this historic castle offers 6 classic-style en-suite rooms overlooking a furnished garden and a terrace. An Italian sweet breakfast is provided daily.

  • 11th Century

Castello di Gargonza

Castello di Gargonza, Monte San Savino, nr. Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy.

Castello di Gargonza is a small fortified, 13th century village with massive stone curtain walls and crenellated tower. 35 rooms and apartments are located throughout this medieval village, with a swimming pool and restaurant on site.

  • 13th Century

Hotel Chateau Des Alpilles

Hotel Chateau Des Alpilles, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Provence, France.

Hotel Château des Alpilles is a 19th century mansion which offers a range of accommodation; stay in a room in the castle, in a suite in the Mas du Cyprès country house or in one of the little houses set in the park. Restaurant, swimming pool.

  • 19th Century

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