Tales of knights and jousts, extravagant feasts and bloody sieges continue to stir the imagination of all ages, and these stories come to life as you wander the ramparts or linger in the great halls of England’s castles. Located close to one of the country’s landmark castles, these five hotels are perfect for exploring the traditions and history of old England.
De Vere Beaumont Estate, Windsor, England
Built in the 11th century and one of the most important royal residences, Windsor Castle is the oldest inhabited castle in the world and it is possible to explore the state apartments, reception rooms, art collection and more during your visit. The De Vere Beaumont Estate is not only close to the castle, but sits in 44 acres of landscaped grounds of its own. It has a range of rooms and luxury suites to choose from, an indoor pool and health club, and a restaurant serving classic British cuisine.
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Castle Gate Guest House, Alnwick, England
Alnwick Castle is not only a great example of historic architecture looking out over the beautiful Northumberland countryside, but all the family will enjoy exploring the gardens and grounds where some of the Harry Potter films were shot. A short walk from the castle grounds will bring you to the Castle Gate Guest House, a traditional and cosy family friendly bed and breakfast, which is close to restaurants, antique shops and other attractions in the town.
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Bovey Castle, Newton Abbot, England
Surrounded by the woods and rolling hills of the Dartmoor National Park, there can be few more dramatic settings than the one occupied by Bovey Castle, where it is not only possible to explore the grounds and grand halls of the castle, but you can also stay over. Now a five-star hotel with an award-winning restaurant and a luxury spa, you can join in with an array of activities within the grounds, including country pursuits, golf, horse-riding and archery.
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Hotel du Vin & Bistro, York, England
The remains of medieval York Castle are just one of the many historic attractions of a city founded by the Romans and which was later the capital of the Viking Kingdom of Jórvík. Hidden away in the historic heart of the city and just a short walk from York Castle Museum you’ll find the four-star Hotel du Vin & Bistro, with its collection of boutique hotel rooms and restaurant serving a menu of classically influenced British and French cooking.
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Warwick Castle Knight’s Village, Warwick, England
Bring the whole family and they’ll love Warwick Castle, with its daily shows and performances, a maze inspired by Horrible Histories and other attractions that help take you back in time to the castle’s medieval heyday. For the ultimate experience, you can stay over in Warwick Castle Knight’s Village, with a choice of family friendly lodges set in the castle grounds, a free second day visit to the castle, and breakfast served in the medieval banqueting hall where you can feast like one of the knights of old.
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