6 amazing castles you can stay in

From mighty medieval fortresses that have stood sentinel since the Norman invasion to baronial stately homes built to impress, Britain is peppered with fantastical castles. Here are 6 incredible castles that have been converted into sumptuous hotels and B&Bs.


Château Rhianfa

This Grade II-listed Welsh retreat, with its own private beach, makes an ideal base for a trip on the Snowdon mountain railway or a visit to picturesque Beaumaris Castle.

Amberley Castle

A refined and intimate castle hotel within easy reach of London. Facilities including tennis courts, a putting green and a croquet lawn.

Hever Castle

A stay in the Edwardian-era Astor or Anne Boleyn wings includes entrance to the castle and superb gardens, with their classical statuary, rose garden, boating lake and pair of mazes.

Crossbasket Castle

Genteel and sophisticated, this award-winning Scottish castle hotel boasts a gorgeous setting and spectacular food among its many highlights.

Thornbury Castle

An authentic, atmospheric Tudor castle with a remarkable history, full of cosy nooks to banish the winter blues. For a treat, stay in the lavish Duke’s Bedchamber, which once accommodated Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.

Augill Castle

This laidback, family-owned castle is great for fireside games, singalongs on the piano and those with a spirit of fun and adventure.

For the full article and to read all about the history of the stunning castles, see Vol 87 Issue 1 of BRITAIN magazine on sale here