Easter is only a few weeks away. Spring will arrive a few days earlier, as always, and with it, the brighter and (hopefully!) warmer days. A lot of you are thinking about getting away, and now is the time to start planning. As it is a family holiday, I would like to suggest a few places that would make this Easter very memorable, for both grown-ups and children!
One of the castles that is well-known for being a great choice for families is Augill Castle. The castle can be a peaceful, relaxed and romantic, but has a genuine family-friendly vibe too, whether you're with toddlers or teenagers, grandparents, relatives or friends. It's a great choice if you want to spend some time outdoors and visit the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.
Further south in England, there is another great castle. This time a self-catered property: Walton Castle is one of the most popular castles for a large gathering of family and friends.
Walton Castle is a stunning 17th century hill-top castle, with glorious 360 degree views over the wooded hillside of six counties and across the Bristol Channel, to Wales.The outlook from the castle is breathtaking in all directions. The property comfortably sleeps 20 guests in 8 double bedrooms, plus 4 single put-up beds for your extra guests, or children. It has a large enclosed garden, indoor heated swimming pool and a gas fire in the lounge, perfect for cosy family nights.
In Scotland, we have a few more self-catered options, ideal for families.
Starting with Castle Law, a Medieval castle, that lies at the foot of Law Hill in West Kilbride, just inland from the Ayrshire coast. It is located approximately 25 miles from Glasgow and 70 miles from Edinburgh. Castle Law is great for families, sleeping up to 14 people in 7 rooms.
Then there is Forter Castle. What an amazing property! Everything about the castle is appealing...its location, its history, architecture and its incredible rooms. The castle sleeps 12 comfortably; there are 3 four-poster beds, 2 double rooms then 1 further room with the option of being a double or twin.
For those who travelling light (without children) and just a want a nice few days off, there is plenty of choice too. One option would be Carberry Tower, just close enough to Edinburgh so that you can visit the buzzing city and then return at night to a calm and elegant environment.
One of the latest castles to join Celtic Castles is another great addition to this list . This time around an Irish castle. Full of history, and incomparable beautiful surroundings, Crom Castle is great choice for the more mature guests, and offers you the opportunity to really experience living in a historical home, and as it is self-catered, you will feel right at home in no time. It sleeps up to 12 guests.
But there are so many more, so don't forget to visit the website. See the latest availability for self-catering online now!