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10 of the Best Castles & Stately Homes in the UK You Can Stay In!

Published: 5th March 2019

The UK is scattered with fascinating castles and stately homes, steeped in history and lavishly decorated. You can hire whole castles, historic halls and even private wings. Here are ten of our favourites - do keep an eye out for the hot tub on the tower.....
Maitland Apartment at Thirlstane Castle

Maitland Apartment at Thirlstane Castle

Lauder - Scottish Borders

Your own private wing of Thirlestane Castle, this Apartment offers luxury and gorgeous views of the surrounding parkland

Sleeps 4

From £73/night

Barns Tower

Barns Tower

Peebles - Scottish Borders

A medieval fairytale tower, set near a 14th century castle in the Scottish Borders

Sleeps 2 + 2

From £85/night

The White Tower of Taymouth Castle

The White Tower of Taymouth Castle

Aberfeldy - Perthshire

Feel regal as you relax in a former royal honeymoon hideaway, complete with a hot tub in the turrets, a sauna and 8 acres of secluded, private woodland

Sleeps 4

From £330/night

Contemporary Castle

Contemporary Castle

Callander - Stirling

Bold, artistic and truly unique, this classic Scottish castle in The Trossachs is a contemporary masterpiece.

Sleeps 26

From £2500/night

Battel Hall

Battel Hall

Leeds - Kent

Indulge in lavish feasting banquets and genteel soirees at this grand, medieval manor house beside Kent’s impressive Leeds Castle Estate…

Sleeps 10 (+ 4 in the Oast)

From £1083/night

Mears Ashby Hall

Mears Ashby Hall

Mears Ashby - Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire Jacobean holiday mansion offering unrivalled luxury - Relax in the hot tub, grab a book from the library, or enjoy a game of tennis on the court.

Sleeps 18

From £2250/night

Blencowe Hall

Blencowe Hall

Penrith - Cumbria

Blencowe Hall is a luxurious Grade I listed fortified manor house transformed by award-winning restoration work in Cumbria.

Sleeps 24

From £1075/night

The East Wing at Wolterton Hall

The East Wing at Wolterton Hall

Norwich - Norfolk

Stay in the exclusive East Wing of a Grade I-listed hall set in its own 500 acre estate in the North Norfolk countryside…

Sleeps 14

From £607/night

The Old Hall

The Old Hall

Saxlingham Nethergate - Norfolk

Wander the gardens, swim in the private pool and enjoy the luxury of a quintessential Elizabethan country house that’s perfect for large groups.

Sleeps 18

From £800/night

Tawstock Castle

Tawstock Castle

Barnstaple - Devon

Stay in this bailey castle atop a rounded hilltop with 360 degree Devonshire views for you, your friends and family to enjoy.

Sleeps 8

From £289/night

Author:
Claire Wills
Claire is the International Editor for CoolStays. It's her mission to scout the globe for new amazing places to show you. You can follow her on Twitter, @clairelewills

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