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8 Castles that double up as hotels across Britain

While that will remain a pipe dream for most of us, what we can offer you is the chance to live like royalty for a few days. Here‘s a collection of castle hotels across Britain you can enjoy the lavish life in; what with the Brexit and the decreased value of the pound, there's never been a better time to make the trip!

Britain is one of the handful of countries around the world which is still presided over by a monarch, perhaps explaining why when we think of the UK our minds go to royal processions, upright behaviour and William and Kate’s lavish wedding. As they watched the screening of the wedding, thousands of viewers across the world sighed and wished that they too could become a royal.

While that will remain a pipe dream for most of us, what we can offer you is the chance to live like royalty for a few days. Here’s a collection of castle hotels across Britain you can enjoy the lavish life in; what with the Brexit and the decreased value of the pound, there's never been a better time to make the trip!

Glenapp Castle

Located in Ayrshire, Scotland Glenapp Castle is a five-star hotel which boasts period furnishings, expansive surrounding gardens, forests and a view of the sea.

The castle provides a quintessential royal experience with lavish meals, luxury afternoon teas, bespoke boating adventures and country sports.

The rates differ depending on the room you chose to stay in at Gelnapp Castle; expect to shell out approximately £500 a night.

Inverlochy Castle

Also in Scotland, Inverlochy Castle was built in 1863 and has been visited by Queen Victoria. Nestled in the midst of glens, locks, and mountains, Inverlochy also offers its guests a range of activities including fishing, hunting, rafting, biking and golfing.

The tariff varies according to the season and can go up to £695 for a night in the Suite.

Thornbury Castle

Thornbury Castle was once owned by Henry VII and Mary I and today blends 500 years of history with modern amenities. It places a focus on luxurious, opulent bedchambers and premium dining experiences which place a focus on local cuisine.

Rooms can go up to £300 a night.


Airth Castle Hotel & Spa

Once owned by the family of Robert the Bruce, Airth Castle is in Central Scotland. Along with fine dining opportunities and a premium space for large events, Airth Castle is known for its Velocity Spa & Fitness Club which offers a range of exquisite treatments including massages, facials, and body treatments.

The castle has a range of rooms at different tariffs from between  £84 to £200.

Amberley Castle

Located at the foot of the South Downs in England, Amberley Castle is a 900-year-old structure that offers an all-out royal experience.

Alpacas and peacocks roam the 12 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with medieval stonework, camellias, magnolias and topiary. Guests can play tennis, croquet or unwind in the premium lounges.

One night's stay will range from £200 to  £700 a night.

Peckforton Castle

Peckforton Castle was built by John Tollemach in 1851 atop the Peckforton hills. During World War II, the castle provided shelter to disabled school children from England.

Today, the Castle has been redesigned into a hotel which offers suites, executive rooms, dining in an 1851 Restaurant, a spa and activities like archery, air rifle shooting, garden games and falconry.

Rooms are available from £150 to £500 a night with a higher tariff for the festive season.

Castle Venlaw

Castle Venlaw Hotel is an adult’s only hotel; it doesn't admit guests who are under 16. It offers a commanding view of Peebles in Scotland.

Book a stay in one of its turret rooms and tour the charming Peebles town.
Rates vary from £80 (for a single room) to £220 (for an executive room).

Ruthin Castle

Nestled in the parkland beside the Clwydian Range in Wales, Ruthin Castle offers you an all-out medieval experience.

Enjoy a Medieval feast designed after the feasts that the Earl of Warwick used to hold at the castle in the 16th century; guests are even invited to dress in medieval costumes hired from the costume company.

The castle also offers spa facilities in the rustic woodlands near the castle's moat. Go all out and book the Luxury Prince of Wales suite for £699 for two nights.
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