Historic castles are a vital part of the UK heritage. An array of castles spreading from the north of Scotland to the heart of England is really impressive. Each castle reflects a different architectural era, trying to compete in opulence and style – from medieval times, Tudor castle-palaces to the age of enlightenment, from fortified castle-houses of the Georgian era to the Victorian ostentatious castles. Combining a taste of history with modern comforts, England’s premier attractions now provide unique setting for holidays and events, to bask in the luxury of their royal past.
For a family retreat choose a family-friendly castle with a swimming pool, archery and rifle range, handsome croquet lawn and lovely manicured gardens with pergolas. Feel like Royalty in some opulent castle hotel with gourmet dining in a Michelin-starred restaurant, sumptuous bedchambers with four-poster beds, world-class spa with saunas, tennis court, equestrian centre and vineyard.
Castles in UK impress not only with their rich history, spectacular architecture and hospitality, atmospheric living and dining, scenic setting and exuberant luxury. They have a huge range of exclusive entertainments and activities on offer. Expect jousting tournaments, murder mystery dinners or Elizabethan banquets, and the odd friendly ghost for extra fun. Enjoy sloe gin making, horse riding and hot air ballooning, golf, polo lessons, bowling, shooting, salmon and trout fishing.