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What Are The Top Best Castle Getaways In The UK?

March 01, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 199

Today it would seem that more and more castles are now opening their doors for overnight stays, so let's take a step back in time and visit some of the best castle stays in the UK.

Ackergill Tower

One of Scotland's, if not the world's, best kept secret, this 5 star luxury hotel is nestled in private acres of countryside and lakes in Caithness. Boasting 27 individually designed bedrooms, they are draped in antique furnishings, yet modern twists are hidden throughout.

The 15th century tower offers a wealth of history and exploring the grounds offers a playground of activities including; archery, beach bonfires, clay pigeon shooting, cycling, walking trails, croquet and golf to name just a few.

When it comes to dining you will be treated to the finest and freshest produce, all prepared by world famous head chef, Kevin Dalgleish. If you are looking for a peaceful stay in one of Britain's finest castles then Ackergill Tower is most definitely worth a visit.

Amberley Castle

Set in the picturesque village of Amberley in the chalk South Downs, Amberley Castle is a luxurious hotel with beautiful gardens and breath-taking landscapes. You may think you have stepped back in time as the castle is approached by a long drive with immaculate gardens at either side.

You are then greeted with the magnificent twin towered gate house taking you through to beautiful well tendered gardens. The two dining rooms that you can dine in are 'The Restaurant' and the 'Mistletoe Lodge'.

All of the menus are freshly prepared by highly trained chefs and reflect that of the castles history, yet still keeping a contemporary influence throughout.

Dalhousie Castle

One of the finest luxury hotels in Scotland, Dalhousie Castle is a 13th century fortress that lies on the banks of the river Esk. Boasting a warm and friendly atmosphere, the hotel is the perfect place for a relaxing retreat whether it's making use of the library, spending a few hours pampering in the spa or having a quiet drink next to an open fire.

The castle has seen its fair share in historical moments and its medieval architecture gives the castle that special character and charm that truly makes this a unique stay in the countryside. Each room is individually designed giving you a variety of choice when selecting the themed room that's right for you.

When it comes to dinner, dining in the dungeons is far from ordinary as you are taken down an ancient stone stairway and served up the finest cuisine that Scotland has to offer.

Thornbury Castle

Thornbury Castle is a luxurious hotel which boasts a whole wealth of history and culture as kings and queens once called this place their home. The 500 year old castle offers guests beautiful parklands, a vineyard and stunning architecture.

You can even enjoy a comfortable night's sleep in the same room as King Henry VIII once stayed. The accommodation is quite simply stunning, with five options to choose from, and each room offering something a little bit different to the next.

Dining at the castle is just as superb, with a whole host of traditional English favourites to choose from, all made from the finest ingredients.

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