Top 5 Family Christmas Breaks

Pack your bags and enjoy a fun-filled family-friendly break for Christmas. To help you decide on the best break for you, here are the top 5 recommended family castle breaks for 2015...

Augill Castle 

Located in the stunning Eden Valley, between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, Augill Castle offers an exclusive-use 3 night stay, arriving Christmas Eve. Eat what you like, when you like, be as active or as lazy as you wish; it'll be entirely your party with nobody else's schedule but your own to worry about!

Exclusive hire for Christmas in the castle is £16,800, for up to 16 people, and includes accommodation for three nights, plus all-inclusive meal package. (Bar drinks will be charged as taken).

Bovey Castle 

There is no place like Bovey Castle to experience the magic of a country house Christmas, with the hotel transformed into a festive hideaway.

Plump armchairs nestle against tables laden with walnuts and oranges, rooms are illuminated by spectacular Christmas trees and sparkling decorations.

The three-night Christmas break in Devon includes accommodation in one of the hotel's 63 bedrooms, or within a luxury lodge, with dining, entertainment and a selection of activities included.

Prices start at £2400 for a Classic Double Room, based on 2 adults sharing.

Château Rhianfa 

Unwrap something amazing this Christmas...

Take a walk into the magical world of Jack Frost for an enchanting experience of delicious food and entertainment.

Your journey into the mystical world of Winter Wonderland will begin before you even step foot in the venue; the château’s 'Christmas Helpers' will ensure that everything is done for you, leaving you to relax and enjoy everything the season has to offer.

As Château Rhianfa enters the festive spirit, every guest - no matter how young or old - will find amusement, entertainment and magic. 

Prices start at £600 per person for the 3 night package, based on 2 adults sharing a Classic Double Room.

Ashford Castle 

Christmas is a time for families to be together, to celebrate and rejoice, to give and receive and, more importantly, to relax and be pampered. This Christmas let the team at Ashford Castle take the responsibility of serving the best Irish fare and professional entertainment. 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 team ease you through the festive season and ensure a truly memorable Christmas!

Rates for a 2 night break, arriving on 24 December, start at €2640 based on 2 adults sharing a double or twin room. Or extend your break to 3 nights, from €3680 per 2 guests.

Stonefield Castle 

Where better to spend a relaxing Christmas break than in an enchanting castle amidst some of Scotland's most stunning scenery, abounding with magnificent wildlife, flora and fauna? Once the home of the Campbell family and now a popular retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Stonefield Castle invites you to spend a wonderful 2 or 3 night stay, which includes dinner, bed and breakfast, a 5 course Christmas Day luncheon, Boxing Day brunch, a treasure hunt, a fun-filled quiz and a quirky 5 course dinner on Boxing Day. 

Prices start at £190 per guest, for a 2 night stay, or £264 per guest for 3 nights, arriving on 24 December, based on 2 adults sharing a double or twin room.

Take a look at Stonefield Castle's festive package. This gives full details of the package for you, including menus.

Castles available to book through Celtic Castles