The saying goes that the early bird catches the worm and, with this in mind, It’s never too early to book your Christmas celebrations. Many of the castles have not yet finalised their packages, however we do have examples available for you to show what they offered in 2014, which will give you a good idea on what to expect.
That said, we have some properties which are now accepting bookings for Christmas and the New Year....
So how do you like to celebrate? Just with family and friends, or do you prefer to celebrate with with friends that you have yet to meet?
To give you a start, here a few options to tempt you...
Thornbury Castle, England
Roaring log fire places, Tudor decor and unparalleled service are but a few reasons to make Thornbury Castle your destination of choice this Christmas. This once royal residence resonates with history, creating the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a seasonal break to remember.
Rates are from £2,268 for the three night break in a Classic Room, to accommodate up to two adults.
Cringletie House, Scottish Borders
2015 luxury 3 night Christmas package highlights include:
Christmas Eve Champagne reception & welcome dinner;
Transport to Midnight Mass (optional);
Hearty breakfast on Christmas morning, followed by a guided walk or other entertainment;
Traditional Cringletie Christmas Day feast;
Boxing Day treasure hunt in the estate grounds;
Boxing Day whisky tasting & cookery demonstration;
Farewell grand buffet & quiz;
Plus, 3 nights in a luxurious bedroom or suite .
Take the stress out of Christmas this year and instead curl up by the log fires whilst the castle team wait on you hand and foot. This fabulous 3 night package starts from just £750 per person.
Ashford Castle, Ireland
Enjoy inspiring company, fine pressed linen, cozy beds, plumped up cushions and roaring fires...all this delivered with the professionalism and care that is synonymous with Ashford. Let the castle's team ease you through the festive season and ensure a truly memorable Christmas.
The inclusive 2 night break starts at €2640 per room, based on 2 guests sharing.
In addition to the above suggestions, many of the self catering and exclusive use properties offer exceptional value for families, wishing to get together and enjoy the festive break.
A guide to all the castles currently available over the festive period can be found here.
With so many options for Christmas this year, there really is no excuse to say 'bah, humbug'!