Enjoy a week of romantic stays in castle accommodation on this self-drive tour of the UK. Also perfect for those looking for a honeymoon getaway.

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Day 1 & 2

Lumley Castle

Start your tour in style with a 2 night stay at 600 year old Lumley Castle, in a Castle Feature Bedchamber. The magnificent spectacle of Lumley Castle dominates the County Durham landscape. Surrounded by beautiful parklands overlooking the River Wear and Durham County Cricket Ground, Lumley Castle is a magnificent monument to a bygone age of chivalry and honour.

Day 3

Coombe Abbey

On leaving Lumley, head south towards Coombe Abbey, where you will spend a night in a Feature Bedchamber. The abbey was originally built as a Cistercian Abbey in the 12th century and was founded in 1150 AD by Cistercian monks, then known as the Abbey of Cumbe. The abbey is nestled in the historical heartland of Warwickshire and is set in 500 acres of parkland, overlooking formal gardens and a tranquil lake. The abbey is well placed for exploring historical towns, such as Warwick and Stratford upon Avon (Shakespeare’s birthplace). Enjoy dinner in the abbey’s Garden Room Restaurant.

Day 4

Thornbury Castle

After a hearty breakfast, just over a 2-hour drive away is the historic 16th-century Thornbury Castle, where King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn visited. The castle boasts coats of arms, intricate oriel windows, arrow loops and ornate carved ceilings. Relax in your deluxe room with a four poster bed and dine in the castle’s fine dining restaurant.

Day 5 & 6

Bovey Castle

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast in the castle’s dining room before departing for Bovey Castle. The castle offers an unrivalled location with views over the dramatic Dartmoor National Park, which all combines to make Bovey Castle such a unique destination. Take part in the abundance of on-site activities or simply relax in the spa; the choice is yours. In the evening, delight in dinner in the castle’s elegant Edwardian Grill.

Day 7

Depart Bovey Castle for your onward journey with memories of a wonderful getaway!


    This itinerary is priced from £1090 per person and includes:

    2 nights at Lumley Castle in a Feature Bedchamber on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
    1 night at Coombe Abbey in a Feature Bedchamber on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
    1 night at Thornbury Castle in a Deluxe Room on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
    2 nights at Bovey Castle in a Superior Castle Room on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.

Things to Note

  • The itinerary includes accommodation only and is based on 2 persons sharing a Double /Twin Room. (Single supplements available on request).
  • Rates may be higher at peak times, such as weekends and in high season (eg. summer months / festive periods and bank holidays). An accurate quotation will be provided to you at the time of enquiry.
  • The price shown is the base price based on standard room types with the board basis (eg. Bed and Breakfast / Room only) clearly shown.
  • Room upgrades can be arranged at a supplement.
  • The price shown is the base price based on standard room types on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
  • To tailor-make your tour, additional or reduced nights can be arranged and itineraries reversed. Ask for details from your Celtic Castles Sales Advisor.
  • All castle accommodation is subject to availability.
  • Transport is not included in the cost.
  • Visitor attraction tickets are not included. Some visitor attractions are seasonal, therefore please check that these are open during your travel dates.

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