10 Classy Castles in England
The United Kingdom is a magnificent place! Not only do we have our own Royal Family, we also have many amazing castles scattered throughout the kingdom! These castles overflow with history and charm and more importantly, most of them are now converted into hotels! Which means the Average Joe like ourselves can now stay in a castle and be pampered like Royalty!
Here are our top picks of Classy Castles:
Warwick Castle is one of the most visited castles in the of the UK! The castle itself has been around since 1068 and has seen many Kings and Queens pass through its halls! Warwick Castle offers three different types of accommodation, each one as unique as the castle itself. For those who want to spoil themselves, the Tower Suites are a cut above the rest! With complimentary champagne upon arrival and your own concierge, you are sure to free like Royalty. For those with a family who don’t mind roughing it a bit, Warwick Castle offers their own style of Glamping! Situated a little away from the castle in its own Medieval Knights village, glamping offers accommodation in luxury tents. There is medieval entertainment around a roaring campfire in the evenings and kids can have a go at either the Jester’s or Knight’s school for free! The last type of accommodation is the Woodland Lodges, also in the village. The lodges consist of a double bedroom and various sleeping options to accommodate different family sizes. You also get all the exciting entertainment the village has to offer for free!
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Rising up through the woodlands, Peckforton Castle epitomises luxury. This castle is the only home built in the medieval style of castle. As such the castle has featured in cinema greats such as Robin Hood and even Treasure trap. There are 48 stylish rooms throughout Peckforton Castle, each one with their own distinctive touch. Each room offers complimentary Café du Monde Hospitality trays. Divine Thierry Mugler Toiletries are also provided for you to feel and smell like a King or Queen! Peckforton Castle is a Grade 1 Listed building and offers activities such as Treasure Hunts and Falconry to make your stay a memorable one! Their 1851 restaurant offers the finest organic meals available and has won both the Taste Cheshire Award as well as three AA Rosettes. There is also a bistro for those who want a quick bite to eat on their way to play Giant Garden Games!
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This magical country getaway is the perfect place to have a romantic intimate wedding. Or even better, the most secluded honeymoon! Situated in the Upper Eden Valley, Augill Castle has the spectacular backdrop of the breathtaking North Pennines. The gardens have views of the splendid Yorkshire Dales and even the Lakeland Fells beyond that. Augill Castle manages to blend the magnificence of the castle setting with the warm feeling of a home away from home . With Turrets for wardrobes and Clawfoot baths you are sure to feel pampered. There is even a decanter of sherry provided in every room! Weddings can either be in the beautiful Augill Castle gardens with their fantastic views or there is a choice of indoor venues as well. The owners are there to make your dream wedding come true!
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Swinton Park oozes luxury. The 31 rooms, all tastefully done, have large bathrooms and exquisite views over the 200 acres of Parklands. The Castle also offers a spa and their own Cooking School! There are five suites in the hotel. The suites all have generous sitting rooms with magnificent views of the grounds. The Turret Suite is set over three floors! The Swinton Park grounds consist of parkland, an enormous walled garden and even a lake island! Swinton Park holds many events throughout the year to celebrate it’s magnificent grounds. The restaurant at Swinton Park holds the coveted membership of the Chaine de Rotisseurs Association as well as 3 AA Rosettes.
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Hever Castle is the childhood home of the wonderful Anne Boleyn. This double moated castle has stood for more than 700 years and features period pieces such as Tudor paintings and even prayer books inscribed by Anne Boleyn. The gardens are a glorious 125 acres and contain all sorts of activities for guests to partake in. Including but not limited to, a 100 year old Yew maze, a water maze and even a collection of miniature model houses! There are 28 five star rooms in Hever Castle in total. There is also a separate four bedroom property that forms part of the Astor Wing of the Castle. The five-star rooms offer Roll-top baths and some even have Four Poster Beds, depending on the style of the room. There are family rooms and singles or double, all to suit the discerning customer. All bookings receive access to the Castle and grounds and you may even arrange a private guided tour of the castle if you so wish.
Hever Castle is waiting to welcome you!
Seeplaces hope you’ve enjoyed the places we’ve put together for you. We’ve certainly enjoyed researching it all! So much so that we’ve had to put it all together in two installments!
Photo credits: Warwick Castle Peckforton Castle Augill Castle Swinton Park Hever Castle