Admired for their stately appearance and grand country style, the castles and manors of the UK bring a fairytale-like quality to any holiday in Britain.
But why just view these tower embellished fortresses from afar when you can stay the night in one?
If you’re looking for a “story-book” holiday, these impressive landmarks can turn the romance of the Renaissance into reality.
Located in Yorkshire Dales, this impressive castle is designed to feel more like a lavish home than a centuries-old landmark. Surrounded by rolling hills and picturesque lakes, Swinton Park spoils its guests with cosy, antique-furnished rooms, fine dining and a spa. Foodies will particularly love the cooking school and the four-acre kitchen garden.
More of an enchanted fairytale location than simple Cheshire inn, the medieval-style Peckforton Castle hotel took almost 10 years to complete.
Approaching the castle, you must first pass through the imposing stone Gate House before entering the castle’s forested grounds.
With its 48 elegant bedrooms, two lavish restaurants, a full spa, and outdoor activities like hiking, biking and picnicking, there’s no better way to enjoy a country holiday.
- Take a royal tour of Britain
- Visit the Chelsea Flower Show
- Britain’s master storytellers
- Battle of Britain tour with Back-Roads
MacDonald Bath Spa & Hotel
Located in historic Bath, MacDonald Bath Spa & Hotel provides everything you need for a romantic getaway or country escape. Its award-winning restaurant serves seasonal fare while the pool and hydro-pool, whirlpool and thermal suite, put leisure seekers in a relaxing mood.
Elemis products are used exclusively for the many spa treatments available. The 131 luxury rooms and suites provide every comfort too. Upgrade to the Imperial Suite and enjoy private butler service.
This stately country house is situated on 400 acres of beautiful land, between Edinburgh and St. Andrews, in the middle of Fife. The Georgian mansion Balbirnie House was built in 1777 and now contains 31 separate bedrooms and one self-contained apartment.
Balbirnie House places an emphasis on quality food and wine in their two restaurants. The area around the mansion features lovely seaside villages, rolling green spaces, and adventure activities like horse riding and water sports.
A walled fortress may not sound inviting, and 900 years ago when it was built, that might have been the case, but today, Amberley Castle is an oasis in the English countryside.
Located in Sussex, in England’s south, Amberley features 19 beautifully appointed guest rooms. The interiors, furnishings and antiques reflect the storied history of the castle, while outside, the walls and grounds are preserved in keeping with the castle’s romantic ambiance. At the centre of the hotel is the beautiful Queen’s Room Restaurant with its unique vaulted ceiling.
Studley Castle Hotel and Spa
The planned re-opening of Studley Castle Hotel and Spa in the Spring of 2019 will see a refurbished, modernized version of the 180-year old estate house. The spa is also receiving a makeover, allowing for additional beauty therapy services.
The castle’s Victorian extravagance will be a mix of old and new, with the 200 guest rooms and stylish lounge areas complimenting other property features like two restaurants, a pool and a cinema. The grounds and gardens are ripe for exploring in this beautiful country setting.
New Hall Hotel & Spa
Built by the Earl of Warwick in the 13th Century, the majestic http://www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/newhallNew Hall Hotel and Spa medieval manor is surrounded by gardens and a lily-filled moat. Serving afternoon tea, lunch and dinner in their restaurant, or a private dining experience in the great chamber makes for the perfect occasion.
The three categories of rooms offer comfortable, modern interiors and many offer lovely garden views. A swimming pool, sauna and steam room are available as well.
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