Our destinations are blessed with many fortresses, castles, and Gothic Chateaus, quite often located in stunning locations, packed with history and heritage. Here a small selection of a few of our favorite options.
Swinton Park, Masham, North Yorkshire, England
A luxury castle hotel in the Yorkshire Dales, with fine dining, cookery school, country club and spa and extensive grounds. Owned by the Cunliffe-Lister family since the 1880s, and the ancestral seat of the Earl of Swinton, guests at the hotel enjoy an authentic stately home experience.
Rooms are furnished with antiques and family portraits, with the warmth and grandeur of a traditional English house.
*Overnight Guests (up to): 60 | *Bedrooms: 32
*Location: Swinton Estate is situated 1 mile from the town of Masham, in North Yorkshire, in its own 2,000 acre walled parkland within the 22,000 acre country estate.
Inverlochy Castle, North of Fort William, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Inverlochy Castle Hotel is a beautiful 19th century castle surrounded by the luscious green of the evergreen trees and the sparkling blue from the nearby loch.
Being in Scotland’s finest Country Hotel, you will enjoy the holiday of a lifetime, where every detail for your comfort and enjoyment has been carefully considered and one which you are sure never to forget.
*Overnight Guests (up to): 34 | *Bedrooms: 17
*Location: Inverlochy Castle Hotel is perfectly situated amongst mountain and glen, yet only 3 miles from Fort William town centre.
Melville Castle Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland
Melville Castle Melville Castle has been restored and refurbished to provide a comfortable selection of luxury rooms and suites within the elegance of an 18th century castle.
Home to 33 bedrooms and suites, ranging from classic doubles to grand four poster suites, Melville Castle is the perfect place to escape from reality – even for one night.
*Overnight Guests (up to): 72 | *Bedrooms: 32
*Location: Melville Castle is located 20 minutes from Edinburgh Airport and 6 miles from Edinburgh city centre.
Ballygally Castle, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Ballygally Castle is a stunning 17th Century Castle which overlooks the golden sands of Ballygally Bay and has uninterrupted views across the Irish Sea.
The Castle has tastefully decorated bedrooms, some have beautiful, original beamed ceilings, while others enjoy stunning views of the sea and mountains. From the beautiful Antrim Suite and new Coastal Deluxe Rooms with their spectacular panoramic views to the Garden wing and the original period rooms, uniquely shaped by the imposing architecture, the Castle is bursting with bedrooms full of character and charm.
*Overnight Guests (up to): 120 | *Bedrooms: 54
*Location: 26 miles north of Belfast and 6 miles north of the Port of Larne on the Antrim Coast Road.
This beautiful Castle is perfectly located for top tourist attractions and has a wealth of recreational activities within easy reach making it the perfect base for exploring the stunning Causeway Coastal Route, Bushmills Distillery, Carrickfergus Castle, Royal Portrush Golf Course, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and the popular Game of Thrones Tour.
Ballynahinch Castle, Galway, Ireland
Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is one of Ireland’s finest luxury castle hotels. Voted #1 in Ireland by the readers of Condé Nast magazine.
Set in a private 700 acre estate of woodland, rivers and walks in the heart of Connemara, Co. Galway. This authentic and unpretentious Castle Hotel stands proudly overlooking it’s famous salmon fishery, with a backdrop of the beautiful 12 Bens Mountain range.
*Overnight Guests (up to): 80 | *Bedrooms: 48
*Location: Ballynahinch Castle is located in the tranquil setting of Connemara, surrounded by woodland and mountains overlooking the Owenmore River. Located a short drive from the Capital of Connemara Ballynahinch is the perfect base to explore Connemara and The Wild Atlantic Way.
Clontarf Castle, Dublin, Ireland
Clontarf Castle is a unique 12th Century castle hotel offering a perfect blend of Irish history & tradition with all of the luxuries of the 21st century.
Clontarf Castle Hotel’s newly refurbished guest rooms and hotel suites range from the luxurious to the truly extravagant, with individual and unique designs that mesmerises your senses and all the in room touches you need to ensure the perfect nights rest in great Dublin accommodation with beautiful views of the stunning Dublin Mountains.
*Overnight Guests (up to): 224 | *Bedrooms: 111
*Location: 2 miles, 10 minutes drive from the heart of Dublin city centre.