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Afternoon Tea in a luxurious castle is a perfect gift for any family member, friend, or even colleague! At Celtic Castles we offer monetary Gift Vouchers that are valid for 12 months from the purchase date. Why not purchase a voucher for your loved one to the value of an afternoon tea in a castle?

With castles all over the UK, Ireland and France, we have plenty of locations to choose from. I have included suggestions below for some of the best afternoon teas we have to offer:

Afternoon Tea at Coombe Abbey

Enjoy Afternoon Tea, a Gentleman's Tea or a Cream Tea; a great English tradition in the beautiful surrounding of Coombe Abbey. 

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Tulloch Castle Hotel dates from the 12th century, when first the Bains and later the Clan Davidson laid claim to its lands. The castle is located at an imposing position, with highland views spread out like an open atlas; it is on the edge of the bustling market town of Dingwall, and just 15 miles north of Inverness. Tulloch Castle continues to stand proud as a magnificent fortress, with a ready welcome for travellers from all walks of life.

A chance to relax in an historic Scottish castle. Perhaps meet new friends and explore a new area. 

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Walton Castle is a Grade II listed detached hill top castle with 360 degree views over North Somerset, the Bristol Channel and over to Wales. The castle has a secluded setting and is only 2 miles from the unspoilt Victorian seaside town of Clevedon, near Bristol. The main part of the accommodation is housed on 4 floors in an octagonal keep sitting in the centre of a stunning cobbled courtyard and private lawned area. Below the keep are several self-contained bedrooms located in the outlying turrets. The property is set in an acre of private grounds and is a unique choice for a special family celebrations or for week-ends away.

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Fonab Castle is an AA 5 star hotel in the heart of Scotland. This Scottish Baronial Castle offers a unique and luxurious stay in one of its 26 bedrooms. Located in Highland Perthshire the sightseeing opportunities are endless, from visiting the Cairngorms to Braemar and Balmoral. State of the art facilities also make this a superb venue for weddings and corporate events.

Winter Special Rate

Valid 1 Oct 2015 - 29 Feb 2016

(excludes 24 December 1 Jan)

Recharge the batteries with a winter break in Perthshire. Relax in the pool or treat yourself to a treatment at the Spa.

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Comlongon Castle is a restored 14th century Medieval Scottish Castle and luxurious Baronial Hotel with 14 individually themed en-suite 4-poster bedrooms. The castle has two RAC award winning oak-panelled restaurants for receptions and a private residents' bar. Comlongon Castle's chefs specialise in local produce, changing their menus daily. A warm welcome awaits you at this romantic Medieval castle - the perfect venue for your wedding reception or celebration in Scotland.

1 Night Stay in a Dumfries Castle Double Room - Just £99!

Retreat to this 15th century Scottish castle for a stay in a 'castle double room', plus enjoy high tea in the afternoon.

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“Remember, remember the fifth of November, 

Gunpowder, treason and plot.

I see no reason why gunpowder, treason

Should ever be forgot...”

Once again it is coming to that time of year when we brave the cold British evening nights to enjoy fireworks, bonfire toffee, and a whole range of plot night festivities! 

The history behind Bonfire Night starts with Guido Fawkes, who planned the failed gunpowder plot of 1605! 

Originally from York, Fawkes was found on the morning of 5 November guarding the explosives set to destroy Westminster Palace. In true sixteenth century tradition, over the following days, Fawkes was questioned and tortured and eventually he broke. Fawkes was ordered to be executed, but unfortunately he committed suicide immediately before his execution. 

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Traquair is Scotland’s 'Oldest Inhabited House'. It has been lived in for over 900 years and was originally a hunting lodge for the kings of Scotland and later became a refuge for Catholic priests in times of terror; I think it is safe to say there are very few properties out there with as much history under one roof!

Today, Traquair is a unique piece of living history, welcoming visitors from all over the world, providing an incredible experience for those with even the slightest interest in Scottish History!

This Hallowe'en experience the all new 'Ghost Tour' at Traquair, not for the faint of heart! 

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Enjoy a family two-night break this October Half Term and what’s more...children stay for free when sharing an adult’s room! This offer is valid between October 17 and October 31 2015.

This fantastic Half Term offer includes accommodation, additional beds and English breakfast each morning.

Prices start from just £269 per night (this includes a saving of upto £80 per night), based on two adults & a child in a Castle Room.

Terms & Conditions

This accommodation offer is subject to availability and is for a minimum of 2 nights. One child can share with adults in a Castle, Superior Castle or Valley Castle Room. Two children can share with adults in a Junior State or State Room. All will be accommodated on extra beds or sofa beds.

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Enjoy an overnight stay for you and your family during October Half Term week and let the kids enjoy the specially organised nature trail that Swinton has to offer!


Saturday 24 October – Sunday 1 November 2015

Trail: 11am – 3pm  
Afternoon Tea: 12 noon – 5pm

Enjoy some Half Term fun on the Hallowe'en Nature Trail through the Parkland, full of spooks and surprises, with a quiz to answer as you go around. Dressing up welcome!

Prices for an overnight stay start at £195 per night, based on 2 people sharing a room. Children sharing a room will incur an additional cost, which varies dependent upon age of child. 

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Traquair Castle dares you stay at the 'Oldest Inhabited House in Scotland' at Hallowe'en!

Friday, October 30, 2015 to Saturday, October 31, 2015

The history of Traquair really comes to life with this new Jacobite ghost tour. No gimmicks here, but an authentic retelling of the past!


Friday 30 October and Saturday 31 October & Friday 6 November and Saturday 7 November at 7pm & 9pm.

Come and experience a ghostly tour of Traquair and meet the people who lived here long ago.

Find out their stories and listen to the unexpected sounds of the past that can still be heard in the ancient walls.

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