Is there any higher luxury than waking up within the walls of a historic castle? Featuring four-poster beds, lofty turrets and enchanting grounds, here’s our pick of the UK's best castle hotels.
Amberley Castle, West Sussex
Experience 900 years of history in the idyllic Sussex countryside with a stay at Amberley Castle. Enclosed by a 60-foot wall and a magnificent portcullis, this enchanting hotel boasts bedrooms that are resplendent with luxury furnishings.
Crossbasket Castle, South Lanarkshire
This stunning 17th-century castle features nine breathtaking en-suite bedrooms which strike the perfect balance between traditional character and modern furnishings. The hotel’s elegant restaurant, the Baillie Room, is overseen by Michel Roux Jr.
Dalhousie Castle and Aqueous Spa, Edinburgh
Just eight miles from Edinburgh, this ancient fortress stands in eleven acres of private parkland. Try your hand at falconry and archery, enjoy a treatment or two in the superb spa, and dine at the atmospheric Dungeon restaurant.
Maiden Tower at Leeds Castle, Kent
Built as an annexe to the castle and used for house parties when the castle was still a private residence, today, it offers five en suite, beautifully bedrooms plus a 17-century restaurant area.
Inverlochy Castle Hotel, Fort William
This impressive castle sits amidst some of Scotland’s finest scenery, overlooking its own loch and with Ben Nevis as a backdrop. Experience the luxury of the Castle’s rooms and suites, or enjoy the privacy of the Gate Lodge for a more self-contained option.
Langley Castle Hotel, Northumberland
Experience true authenticity at this fantastic 14th-century castle. There are nine rooms within the main Castle itself – some boasting private features including saunas and spa baths – and a further 18 rooms at CastleView, all of which offer fabulous views.
Lumley Castle Hotel, County Durham
Lumley Castle has dominated the County Durham landscape for the past 600 years. Soak up the Castle’s real sense of theatre and enjoy an elegant afternoon tea, or perhaps a feast at one of the famous banquets.
Star Castle Hotel, St Mary’s
Built in the striking shape of an eight-pointed star, this 16th-century castle boasts both traditional castle accommodation and spacious country cottage garden accommodation within its four acres of secluded gardens.