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Originally a 14th century castle standing four square against the winds, Lumley Castle offers a haven of peace and tranquility from the stresses and strains of the outside world. The castle describes itself as 'no ordinary hotel' and has every justification for doing so. In terms of quality standards and entertainment, it really is something else.


Start the weekend in style with an exquisite dinner in Lumley Castle's award-winning Black Knight Restaurant and then relax and unwind in the comfort of a luxurious bedroom. Wake up on Saturday fully charged to explore some of the castle's local attractions, such as Durham Cathedral or Beamish – Living Museum of the North.


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Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel is a 4 Star 18th century luxury castle hotel located in the fashionable suburbs of Killiney, South Dublin. Overlooking Dublin Bay and 20 minutes from the city centre, this is an ideal location for both business and leisure guests. The castle offers fantastic suites and deluxe rooms with balconies, allowing you to sit outside and enjoy the spectacular views of Dublin Bay.


Book 3 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation and 1 dinner for the price of 2 nights. Complimentary wine and chocolates will also be in your room on arrival.

Prices start at €185 per adult for the 3 night package.


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Castles are historic buildings, often listed, which means it can be difficult to get permission to alter or even rebuild parts of the buildings. This can lead to a misconception that castle properties will be unable to provide suitable disabled access, however, we have many castles that allow guests with disabilities or limited mobility to enjoy the experience of an historic stay.


Here I’ve hand-picked 3 castles, to guide you through the facilities some properties can offer guests:

Cringletie House in Peebles, Scotland

When the current owners of Cringleie House purchased this property, they renovated it to make it fully wheelchair-accessible and included a range of disabled facilities. These included a ground floor room and en-suite bathroom, specifically designed for wheelchair users. 


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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.


Comlongon Castle has been organising bespoke weddings for 30 years ...

...to celebrate this anniversary we are delighted to unveil their best ever 'value' wedding package ...


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Calling all FITZGERALD clan members! 

Would you like to stay in one of the most iconic private castles in Ireland, with history dating back to the 12th century? Originally built in 1185 by King John, Lismore Castle was owned in turn by Sir Walter Raleigh and Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, before being passed to the 4th Duke of Devonshire in 1753.



You do not need to be linked to the Fitzgerald clan to enjoy this amazing celebrations that will be taking place at Lismore's neighbouring historic home.

So if you are a Fitzgerald, or a friend of a Fitzgerald, or just someone who wants to have some fun, then have a look at the many events at Villierstown.


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Thornbury Castle resonates with history. But step behind the heavy oak doors and you'll find a magnificent hotel with roaring fires, delicious modern cuisine and sumptuous bedchambers. Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn once walked the castle's rooms and grounds. Today, the 500 year-old castle with its beautiful oriel windows, Tudor hall and historic parkland is a place of tranquility, with easy access from London. There has even been a vineyard within the castle walls for over 500 years, from which Thornbury Castle wine is still produced.


Escape after Christmas for a relaxing break before the New Year celebrations with this dinner-inclusive two or three night break.


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Find the perfect self-catering castle to spend a special Christmas with friends and family. 


Christmas is a time for celebrations, for gathering family and friends together for fun and festivities. However, unless you're fortunate to have a large dining table, and ample parking, space tends to be tight and emergency chairs and mismatched china become the norm. So imagine how wonderful it would be to find a castle for Christmas with enough space for everyone.

Look forward to many helping hands during your stay as the chores are shared. And with castles decorated for Christmas, there's no searching for the fairy or tripping over tinsel!


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Originally a 14th century castle standing four square against the winds, Lumley Castle offers a haven of peace and tranquillity from the stresses and strains of the outside world. The castle describes itself as 'no ordinary hotel' and has every justification for doing so. In terms of quality standards and entertainment, it really is something else.


Romancing at Lumley Package, From Just £99.50 Per Person - Dinner*, Bed & Breakfast with Champagne & Chocolates

Indulge and romance a loved one upon arrival at Lumley Castle Hotel with Champagne and chocolates in your bedroom. Enjoy fine dining in the castle's award-winning Black Knight Restaurant, followed by a continental/full English breakfast the next day – perfect!


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If you’re looking for some leisure time away with a group of friends or family, self-catering castles can often be the perfect option. As well as having the entire castle to yourselves, you have the flexibility to come and go as you please and eat when (and what!) you choose.


We have 12 self-catering castles in Scotland, with the largest sleeping up to 16 people. They are located throughout the country, from the magnificent rural setting of Forter Castle, the loch-side views of Castle Lachlan, or Liberton Tower, which is just a short journey from Edinburgh.



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A stay in a castle is certainly a memorable experience, but often you'll find there are more hours in the day than you can fill! In the hope of helping you fill some of these hours, scroll down to find our top things to do near some of Celtic Castles' most popular properties...

Thornbury Castle


- Bristol Zoo & Gardens

- Bristol Aquarium

- Clifton Suspension Bridge

- Brunel's SS Great Britain 


Coombe Abbey


- Drayton Manor

- West Midlands Safari

- Cadbury World

- The National Sea Life Centre


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