This country has so much to offer, from the unadulterated elegance of the English countryside to its rich heritage and history, there is always a treasure hidden where you would least expect it.
I have chosen five of the most luxurious castle hotels in the UK, each of which undoubtedly provide a spiritual nourishment for those searching for the ultimate place to stay. Grand architecture nestles below fairytale backdrops and beckons you inside to explore and uncover its historic allure. Original features and antiques that are found in the castles are a signature of their past and present personalities.
Step this way to learn more about the five most luxurious castle hotels, and follow in the footsteps of kings and queens, lords and ladies.
Fonab Castle, Pitlochry
This building dates back to 1892 and has all the history and elegance you would expect from a Scottish castle. Unparalleled views of Loch Faskally combined with contemporary rooms and original features make Fonab Castle a wonderful accommodation that effortlessly blends old with new.
Carr Hall Castle, West Yorkshire
Carr Hall Castle was built in the 1800s and hides within 12 acres of quintessentially English grounds. Its grand exterior is complemented by the modern and sumptuous guest rooms. If you really can’t bear the thought of sharing this accommodation with anyone else, why not go the whole hog and book the entire castle?
Thornbury Castle, South Gloucestershire
Dating back to Tudor times, Thornbury Castle is located on the edge of the Cotswolds. Since 1511 it is believed that several royals have graced the castle with their presence, including Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Traditional features such as exposed stone walls, rich tapestries and mullioned windows are just a few of its endearing qualities.
Peckforton Castle, Cheshire
Arguably the most spectacular of these five castles, Peckforton captivates anyone who has the privilege of staying here. The exterior of the castle is simply breathtaking and sure to meet every child’s expectations, but inside is where the real surprises lie in wait. Lavish four poster beds, tranquility spa and exceptional dining all come together to make Peckforton stand out from the crowd.
Bovey Castle, Devon
Nuzzled into Dartmoor National Park, Bovey Castle was once a manor house, later to be transformed into a hotel in 1930. Inside there are traces of its ancient past mingled with contemporary furnishings and state of the art facilities. With golf, fishing, spa treatments, horse riding and archery, to name just a few, there really is something for everyone.
Now we realise that this blog is about the 5 most luxurious castle hotels, however, we were so excited about the recent addition to the Crisp White Sheets Collection that we couldn’t possibly leave off this next grand castle B&B in Cornwall.
Immersed in acres of Cornish countryside on the banks of the River Tamar, Pentillie Castle is arguably the most incredible B&B you will find in the country. Its history dates back to 1698 when it was built by Sir James Tillie,and among the gardens stands a mausoleum where a statue of him can be found. The estate is perfect for shooting, fishing and weddings.