Team building in a Castle!

Many of our castles are well equipped for conferences and meetings, but alongside this they can also make great locations for team building events. Here are a few suggestions:

Outdoor Activities

A number of our castles are surrounded by substantial grounds that allow for a host of outdoor activities. Popular options include archery, 4x4 driving or woodland survival, alongside more quirky events, such as duck herding or Segway jousting. Some popular castles for outdoor activities include Castle Leslie in Ireland, Bovey Castle and Thornbury Castle in South West England, and Barony Castle, just south of Edinburgh


Dalhousie Castle, on the outskirts of Edinburgh, has its own on site Falconry mews with a variety of hawks, buzzards, falcons, eagles and owls. A number of packages for groups are available, with sessions lasting from 45 minutes to 2.5 hours.

Cookery School

Swinton Park, located in North Yorkshire, has an on site cookery school within its converted Georgian stables. It comes complete with a demonstration kitchen and private dining room, to allow you to enjoy your creations in comfort afterwards! Flexible cooking events can be designed around your requirements, or you can take part in pre-planned events based around the BBC’s “Bake Off” or “Ready, Steady, Cook”.

Medieval Banquets and Murder Mystery

The medieval setting or a castle can be further enhanced by a medieval banquet. Groups can enjoy several courses of authentic food, eaten using only a dagger, and optional fancy dress further authenticates the mood. Alternatively, your group can take part in a murder mystery dinner, where guests interview actors between courses to try and discover the perpetrator of a gruesome crime. Two popular castles for these events are Lumley Castle in Durham, or Coombe Abbey in the West Midlands.

Christmas Party Nights

We know, it’s the middle of summer, but we’re now more than half way through 2015 and with weekends in December beginning to fill up, now is a good time to start planning for the festive season. Packages are available at a number of castles, which include private dinning and entertainment. Some of our most popular castles for Christmas party nights are…. 

Coombe Abbey

Clontarf Castle

Lumley Castle 

Barony Castle

Château Rhianfa

Castles available to book through Celtic Castles