As the days shorten and the nights draw in, thoughts often turn to Christmas, often provoked by the spicy scents of the cake slowly baking in the oven, or the sights of cards and gifts filtering into the shops.
So, how do you like to celebrate? With family and close friends, or with friends that you have yet to meet? Celtic Castles has a wide selection of castles offering a variety of experiences to fit all budgets...
Borthwick Castle, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
This luxury 15th-century castle, with links to Mary Queen of Scots, is exclusively yours this Christmas-time. The package will be tailor-made, just for you, to suit your particular preferences, so bring along your own family traditions and celebrate in total Scottish luxury!
Thornbury Castle, SOUTH-WEST ENGLAND
Located in south-west England, Thornbury is a 500-year-old castle, once enjoyed by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Enjoy a fantastically magical Christmas break, with roaring log fires, gourmet food, and treasure hunts!
Ashford Castle, Cong, IRELAND
This 13th-century castle offers a 5-star Christmas with the best of Irish hospitality for families and friends to enjoy together, with a comprehensive package of entertainment and indulgent festive fare.
Lochhouse Tower, SCOTLAND
Located in the Southern Uplands of Scotland, within easy reach of both Edinburgh and Glasgow and the Scottish Border, Lochhouse Tower brings together groups of family and friends to share the cooking, combine traditions and create your very own Christmas home-from-home.