What if I told you, you could evaporate into your favorite story by staying in one of England’s famous castle hotels?
We know that a visit to England can trigger your imagination! The country that was once the stage of knights, kings and fairytale castles, is still a much-loved playground for anyone slightly interested in history, culture and art.
Whether you rest your head next to one of England’s national parks or aim for a Jane Austin experience, England has plenty castle hotels to choose from.
A big plus to staying in a castle hotel is the surrounding area, which is usually just stunning. Whether you fancy a stroll through a quiet English garden or float around a peaceful lake is up to you.
5 FAIRYTALE CASTLE HOTELS IN ENGLAND
Want to sleep like Anne Boleyn and King Henry VII? Thornbury Castle is the only Tudor castle hotel in England and offers guests a dip into history, delicious Sunday lunches and clay pigeon shooting! The hotel also has a 500-year old winery, which is still open and can be enjoyed by guests as well.
A visit to the Cotswolds can be easily arranged from here, as well as many day trips to Wales.
Swinton Park is the highest rated hotel in Yorkshire and by stepping onto the, Jane Austin-like, property you immediately feel it. This castle hotel was awarded with 4 red stars and 3 rosettes by the AA for excellent facilities, which include an 18-metre indoor swimming pool, various Spa facilities and the stunning surroundings of Yorkshire National Park.
Swinton Park also has a civil license for weddings, which could make your dream of marrying in a castle reality.
Amberley Castle, West Sussex
This 900-year old castle in West-Sussex might be the medieval dream you were waiting for! The stunning gardens offer an 18-hole golf course and two lakes while the castle itself treats guests to the full medieval experience, drawbridge going up and everything!
The hotel also offers a tennis court and croquet facilities.
Located only 17,3 km from Newcastle, Lumley Castle is ideal to discover the North-Eastern part of England. This 600-year old castle hotel offers a journey into history for its guests, the views over its surroundings are just a simple bonus. Guests can enjoy the Black Knight restaurant or a stroll through one of the beautiful nearby parks.
Augill Castle Hotel looks like a medieval castle from the movies. The estate is located in Cumbria, one of England’s most impressive places. The castle hotel offers an on-site bar, afternoon tea (how English!) and an amazing breakfast!
The famous Lake District is about 1km drive, as well as Keswick.
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