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20 Spectacular Castles, Towers & Turrets

Published: 31st October 2019

Not spooky just spectacular, here are some of the best castles, towers and turrets from around the UK, perfect for unforgettable special occasions, luxurious hotel trips, or just a cosy night for two in front of a roaring fire. Holiday like the royalty you are at one of these splendid historic buildings.
Roch Castle

Roch Castle

Roch - Pembrokeshire

An award-winning luxury hotel that enjoys unrivalled views over St Brides Bay and The Preseli Hills.

Sleeps 2 per room

From 1350/night

The Welsh Gatehouse

The Welsh Gatehouse

Chepstow - Monmouthshire

Remarkable 700 year old historic gatehouse lovingly restored as a couples bolthole - Cosy up by the fire or venture out and explore the beautiful Wye Valley.

Sleeps 2

From 70/night

The Tower

The Tower

Crickhowell - Powys

Enjoy character and luxury at this atmospheric folly in the heart of a Welsh national park.

Sleeps 2

From 150/night

Chevaliers Gatehouse

Chevaliers Gatehouse

Upton Cressett - Shropshire

Take a trip back into the past in this Elizabethan gatehouse. Expect plenty of Tudor features, alongside the modern conveniences you need for that perfect getaway...

Sleeps 4

From 177/night

The Knoll Tower

The Knoll Tower

Weston-under-Lizard Shifnal - Shropshire

In the midst of the ancient and historic park of Weston Park youll find this intriguing tower, with panoramic views of the Shropshire countryside and Welsh borders.

Sleeps 2

From 103/night

The Summer House

The Summer House

Near Wroxeter - Shopshire

Wonderfully unique stay in this charming octagonal tower built in 1607 by Sir Francis Newton in Shropshire

Sleeps 2

From 89/night

Orchardleigh Castle

Orchardleigh Castle

Frome - Somerset

Your own private castle in Somerset - complete with grand interiors and an outdoor hot tub - all based on the stunning 500 acre Orchardleigh Estate.

Sleeps 24

From 400/night

Toll House

Toll House

Nether Stowey - Somerset

Enjoy a cosy stay at this historic Toll House dating back to the 18th century, in an ideal location for walks, cycling and afternoons at the local pub.

Sleeps 2

From 67/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

The Water Tower

The Water Tower

Truro - Cornwall

Romantic couple's escape in a former 19th Century Cornish water tower near Truro

Sleeps 2

From 150/night

Fermain Tower

Fermain Tower

St. Peter Port - Guernsey

An imaginatively renovated 18th Century watchtower that looks out over picture-perfect Fermain Bay, on the beautiful island of Guernsey.

Sleeps 2

From 125/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

Pottergate Tower at Alnwick

Pottergate Tower at Alnwick

Alnwick - Northumberland

Get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life at Pottergate Tower in Alnwick, a Grade 2 listed building lovingly refurbished to seamlessly merge history and luxury.

Sleeps 2

From 84/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 Five Turrets

The Five Turrets

Selkirk - Scottish Borders

A grade II-listed townhouse in the beautiful Scottish Borders, with fairy tale turrets and contemporary interiors

Sleeps 8

From 179/night

Aikwood Tower

Aikwood Tower

Selkirk - Scottish Borders

An intimate, historic and beautiful tower, looking out over stunning Scottish landscapes; homely inside, with vast countryside outdoors to discover.

Sleeps 10

From 271/night

Dovecot Cottage

Dovecot Cottage

Edinburgh - Midlothian

Spectacular 17th century stone cottage for up to four people. Rustic-chic and quirky - it was once a home for pigeons!

Sleeps 4

From 130/night

East Gatehouse Lodge

East Gatehouse Lodge

Crieff - Perthshire

Discover the wistful romance of Scotlands stunning landscapes, at this luxury, turreted lodge guarding the historic Monzie Castle

Sleeps 4

From 175/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

Kilmartin Castle - Luxury B&B

Kilmartin Castle - Luxury B&B

Lochgilphead - Argyll & Bute

This marvellous, historic B&B is in a beautiful Scottish castle overlooking a stunning glen.

Sleeps 10

From 140/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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