Feel like a royal with a stay in a castle hotel located near London! With grand entrances, impressive interiors, majestic gardens and an all-round luxurious feel, these hotels and guesthouses are perfect for a unique and special getaway. Since rooms are limited and demand is high, its recommended to book in advance.
Amberley Castle dates back over 900 years, and the site is even recorded in the Doomsday Book! During the 17th Century Civil War much of the castle was destroyed and after passing hands from the Church to the Duke of Norfolk, Amberley Castle was bought in 1926 by the Emmet Family. In 1945 a young Princess Elizabeth, better known today as Queen Elizabeth II visited Amberley and stayed there with her friends.
In 1988, Amberley Castle was converted into a hotel, and since 2004 has been a member of Relais & Chateaux, an exclusive collection of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in the world.
There are a total of 19 bedrooms at Amberley, complete with luxury furnishings, antiques, unique designs and Vispring mattresses.
Exquisite dining in the Amberley restaurant, located in the Queen’s Room on the first floor of the castle
An 18-hole golf course of professional standard
12 acres of gardens, including formal gardens within the castle walls
Many grand rooms that serve as lounges where guests can relax and unwind
A hard court tennis court
A croquet lawn
Amberley Castle is located in Sussex in Southern England, 60 miles from London. There is a direct train from London Victoria to Amberley Station (Journey time 1hour 20minutes).
Arundel Castle, one of the hidden gems of England, is located nearby, as well as several beautiful market towns and villages. This includes Chichester, Bognor, and the city of Brighton.
Leeds Castle is one of the most spectacular historic properties in England, a former Norman stronghold and the private property of six of England’s medieval queens. In the 20th Century, it became a country retreat for the rich and famous, before opening its doors to the public in the 1970s.
The Stable Courtyard Bedrooms are located just a short walk from the Castle. Built during the 1930s, the rooms have been named after the many famous guests who once stayed here including, Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy and Prince Edward.
Furnished to the highest standards, the Stable Courtyard offers double, twin, single and family rooms. All rooms have views of either the Lake, the Gardens or parkland. Breakfasat is included, and dinner reservations can be made for the Castle View Restaurant.
Free entry to the Leeds Castle
Access to the castle grounds and gardens, including the Maze garden
Leeds Castle is located 45 miles south of London and can be reached by train. The area is known as the “Gardens of Kent” for the spectacular greenery that typifies the area. This includes Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, Hever Castle and Winston Churchill’s former home at Chartwell. The medieval town of Canterbury, home to Canterbury Cathedral, is also located nearby, and its only a 30 minute to Dover and the South Coast.
Thornbury Castle dates back to 1511 and is built in the traditional Tudor style. King Henry VIII once famoulsy confiscated the estate and subsequently stayed there for 10 days with his queen, Anne Boleyn. Today it serves as a 26-room luxury hotel!
Each of the 26 rooms at Thornbury Castle are designed to make you feel like royalty. Many of the rooms have four-poster beds and ornate carved ceilings.
14 acres of landscaped gardens, including a kitchen garden that provides a lot of the food for the restaurant
Outdoor activities including croquet, archery and falconry
Free use of tennis courts at the nearby tennis club
Pampering with massage treatments, reflexology and more
Located in South West England near the Welsh border, Thornbury Castle is about a 1hr 30m drive from Heathrow Airport. The city of Bristol is a 20 minute drive away, and neighbouring Thornbury is a typical English market town.
Hever Castle dates back over 700 years, and was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII’s second wife, who became Queen of England for just 1,000 days. In the early 20th, the castle was bought by the wealthy businessman William Waldorf Astor, who used his fortune to restore the castle.
Today, the castle interior and gardens are open to the public, and a separate area of the castle is reserved for the Luxury Bed & Breakfast accommodation.
The Bed & Breakfast is located in the Astor Wing and the Anne Boleyn Wing of the castle, with 28 luxurious rooms including double twins and singles.
Breakfast is served in The Tudor Suite Dining Room
A private lounge & Music Room
Entrance to Hever Castle is included
Access to the landscaped gardens, including Maze Garden and lake
Hever Castle is located 30 miles from Central London. There is a 27-hole golf course located on the estate, and nearby places of interest include Chartwell and Penshurst Place & Gardens.