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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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

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

Castello Orsini Hotel

Castello Orsini Hotel, Nerola, Lazio, Italy.

Built in the 10th century on the ruins of an even more ancient Sabina fortress, this unique 5-star hotel comands panoramic views of the Tiber Valley. Just a short drive from Rome, it offers 50 air conditioned rooms spread across the four castle buildings.

  • 11th Century

Chateau De La Barre

Chateau De La Barre, Conflans-sur-Anille, Loire Valley, France.

Home to the Count and Countess de Vanssay since 1404, this elegant castle hotel and its romantic gardens are surrounded by 16th century fortifications. Each the five bedrooms and suites are individually decorated, and furnished with period antiques.

  • 15th Century

Castello Di Petroia

Castello Di Petroia, Mengara, nr. Perugia, Umbria, Italy.

This authentic medieval fortress stands proudly atop the rolling hills of Umbria between Gubbio and Perugia. The 13 private en-suite guest rooms are located in all three castle buildings, including the oldest, 12th century, 20 metre high, watch tower.

  • 12th Century