Castle Hotels and Forts: Some of Britain’s Most Unique Hotels and Holiday Lets



Castle hotels and forts offer a unique way to combine an experience British history with a hotel stay. Weather looking rent a costal fort for a week or stay in a luxury fairytale style castle, there is bound to be a option to suit both the occasion and your budget. Here are some of the UK’s best castle and fort holiday lets and hotels:

Landley Castle Hotel Hexham The Citadel – Weston-under-Redcastle : The Citadel near Shrewsbury is the ultimate fairytale experience, the hotel looks the part with its three interlaced towers complete with arrow slits.

However, the building was actually built as a Victorian fantasy in the 1820’s.

Accommodation is B&B style with three rooms available configured as doubles or twins ranging from £50 to £60 per person per night.

Langley Castle – Hexham : Castle accommodation doesn’t come any more traditional than this. The castle is a 14th century masonry affair built in the 1350's by Edward III and rooms include unique features such as four-poster beds and even a window seat set into the 7ft thick castle walls. There are a wide range of options available with prices ranging from £74.50 per person per night right the way up to £209.50 for a feature room. Prices are per person per night and include breakfast

Martello Tower – Aldeburgh : If costal fortresses are more your thing then consider renting Martello tower in Suffolk for a holiday let. The building is a converted Napoleonic costal fortification which has been lovingly restored by the landmark trust since its acquisition in 1971. Prices range from £381 for a four night rental in the low season to £1,540 for a full week in peak. Accommodation is on a self catering basis and the fort will accommodate four people comfortably.

Fernie Castle – Fife: A castle hotel with a difference, while the main property is a 450 year old castle set in 17 acres of woodland and garden guests have the choice of stay either in main building or in a tree house adjoining the property. Standard rates range from £95-£129 per person per night including dinner, bed and breakfast.

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