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Château Rhianfa (until recently, also known as Plas Rhianfa), dates from 1849 and was built for Sir John Hay Williams, a descendent of Sir William Williams, who built Bodelwyddan Castle. Designed by Liverpool architect Charles Reed and built by local Beaumaris builder John Rogers, the property was intended as a dower house to provide a home for Sir John's wife and daughter following his death, which was in 1859. The house remained in the family until 1930, at which point it was given as a wedding present to a Dr and Mrs Verney. 

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In more recent times, Plas Rhianfa had been sub-divided into holiday apartments, but since 2004 has been subject to an ongoing project of reconfiguration, back to a single private dwelling, and is now a beautiful luxury retreat.


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What would you do if you were faced with selling off 600 years of unbroken lineage linked to a château in France?

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Hidden away in the midst of the idyllic wooded hills of the Perche, making their way down the familiar estate drive one cold March afternoon, Guy (twentieth generation at his family château ) and Marnie (Anglo-American ) were met with leaking gutters and pipes as the rain came down. Inside, collapsed ceilings and no heating creating a cloud of apprehension and anxiety neither had experienced before. 


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There has been a lot of media coverage about mobile bars recently. I loved watching George Clarke explore the extraordinary world of small builds, where people turn tiny spaces into the most incredible places to live, work and play. The barman who bought a dilapidated Land Rover and converted it into a cocktail bar was inspirational.

Whilst at Goodwood recently, I came across a London Routemaster Bus, one of the world’s most iconic and beautiful vehicles, converted into a chic cocktail bar downstairs, with an elegant dining area upstairs, including roof that rises up at the touch of a button. Awesome!


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Explore the North East of England and enjoy a splendid mix of heritage and culture with this wonderful two night stay at Lumley Castle. Offer includes fine dining in the Black Knight Restaurant on one evening, two nights' stay in a Courtyard Bedroom, tickets to Beamish – the Living Museum of the North (an absolute must-see!), a Lumley Castle cream tea-for-two, and a full English breakfast on both mornings.

Tickets into Beamish are the icing on the cake, as this is an open-air museum telling the story of life in North East England during the 1820s to the 1940s.

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Well the answer to that question is we probably can't, so why don't we join them?

Castles – who doesn't love them? Now imagine how much your children would love to stay and experience being a king or queen this summer.

Here at Celtic Castles, we have a massive selection of properties that can keep your children occupied with such a huge range of different activities to make their summer one to remember. 

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Activities such as Little Cooks cookery classes, horse riding, falconry experiences, loosing themselves in a maze, helping feed any animals on the castles estate, visiting local theme parks, children's archery and clay pigeon shooting plus much much more make a child's castle experience a little bit more magical.


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Location is often key when considering which castle to book for a future stay. If you're looking for a castle with breath-taking scenery, then look no further. Perfectly situated amongst mountain and glen, yet only three miles from Fort William town centre, Inverlochy castle is surrounded by stunning beauty. The mountain range of the UK's largest mountain, Ben Nevis, is the backdrop for this luxury property, set in the West Highlands of Scotland.

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In-keeping with the wonder of the amazing scenery, the experience offered by the castle and its staff is set at an enviable bar. Currently shortlisted for a 2014 Luxury Award, Inverlochy offers the highest levels of service combined with opulent accommodation and delectable dining options.


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Easter is a very special time of the year, and for many different reasons to different people. Whether you celebrate it as a religious festival or not,it is viewed by most people as a joyful time. 

The way I see it, it is a holiday tailor-made for kids. With the bunnies, the treasure hunts and the tremendous amount of chocolate supplies, there's nothing better. :D 

So it is no surprise that many people look at it a little bit like Christmas (without the gifts that is) but a time for family nonetheless. 

My mission today, is to make you aware of the fantastic time you can have with your family this Easter in a lovely castle; a perfect opportunity for those who want to do something different and visit a special place.


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If you're looking for a dream wedding venue for August this year, then few come more dream-like than Culzean Castle!

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Set in nearly 600 acres of beautiful countryside with woodland walks, inviting sandy beaches, terraced gardens and charming follies, this is a unique and inspirational setting for entertaining guests.

For £6500 including VAT, you and your guests have access to a marquee and the hire of the castle for a full day. 

The castle have 4 dates in August 2014 to offer prospective wedding clients:

  • Saturday 23rd August
  • Wednesday 27th 
  • Friday 29th 
  • Saturday 30th August

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As springtime arrives, why not celebrate this beautiful time at the iconic Bath Lodge Castle?

This beautiful castle was constructed back in 1806 to be a part of six gate lodges to one of the largest estates in England and is an architectural gem. With a jacuzzi and sauna, the castle is perfect for a relaxing experience.

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The castle is fantastically luxurious and located only six miles outside the city of Bath. With landscaped gardens to take your breath away, there's no better place to see spring arrive. 

Bath Lodge Castle offers individual room bookings, and is also available for exclusive hire for up to 22 people in a selection of wonderful bedrooms, some of which offer fantastic balconies and terraces.

Enquire now to book your stay to avoid disappointment!


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St. George's Day (23rd April) is the national day of England, and is the day we celebrate Englishness and the story of St. George, the patron saint of England.

The most famous legend of St. George is of him slaying a dragon, which in the Middle Ages was commonly used to represent the devil. The slaying of the dragon by St. George was first credited to him in the twelfth century, long after his death. As such, this story is most likely a fictional one, 

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To celebrate this day, why not stay in one of our beautiful English castles? There really is no better excuse!


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