Top 10 Uk Castles You Can Actually Rent

Our extraordinary collection of UK castles to hire will make you feel like you have stepped back in history. Some of the castles pay homage to their history with historic decor and antique furniture. Others have been redesigned inside and out and include artistic modern accents.

Each one is unique and has its own charm. These are the top 10 castles you can rent in the UK, all taken from our Heritage Collection.

Callander House – Scotland

callander house scotland castle 

Surrounded by the stunning scenery of Loch Lomond the baronial Callander House features quirky decor and an always-changing exhibit of contemporary art. A digital baby grand piano and 7-foot pool table are also available. There is also a cocktail bar, a yoga swing, a jacuzzi with underwater lighting and music system – an exceptional combination of modern luxury and traditional elegance.

Sleeps: 12-24

Optional activities: We can arrange trout and salmon fishing, clay pigeon shooting and ghillie hiring. High tea is also available upon arrival.

C17th Castle – Somerset

c17th castle somerset 

Perched on a hilltop, this 17th Century Grade I- listed castle will make you feel like the star in your own period drama. The castle has several rooms, including a swimming pool and library, as well as a games room. There are also outdoor dining areas, a roof terrace and a courtyard, and attractive lawns surrounding it. You can also find a beach nearby and the Clevedon Golf Club for those who enjoy being active outdoors.

Sleeps: 16

Optional activities: Play archery on the grounds or canoe and kayak along the River Wye.

Timeless Castle – Scotland

timeless castle scotland 

If you are looking for a classic castle feeling (somewhere where you can picture Downton Abbey being shot), then Timeless Castle might be the right place for you. The elegant interiors and rustic vaulted ceilings give the castle a royal feel. Antique furnishings and furnishings add a fascinating contrast.

There are four apartments in the castle that you can rent individually or as part of a large group. This is ideal for everyone to have their own space. You can also choose to have your entire stay catered by award-winning chefs.

Sleeps: 16

Optional activities Book one of our staterooms to host a memorable dinner. You can also enjoy a castle tour, a bagpiper’s greeting, a whisky tasting, or even arrange for Highland games.

Penn Castle – Dorset

penn castle dorset  

This neo-Gothic castle, which is situated on the Isle of Portland has a unique view over Church Ope Cove. The sophisticated and elegant interiors boast a library with stunning sea views, a conservatory that opens onto the terrace and a spectacular orangery with swimming pool. This castle is one of the best in the UK.

The sumptuous gardens are outdoor and offer a mix of English, Japanese, Italian, and tropical plants. While the al fresco terrace offers a perfect view over the Jurassic Coast, it is also ideal for entertaining.

Sleeps: 18-20

Optional activities: What’s your favorite food for the group? You can arrange a private gourmet dinner experience. Local day tours are also available within 500m.

Fenton Tower Estate – Scotland

fenton tower bagpipers on hills

Fenton Tower Estate is a 16th-century tower located in East Lothian. Although it appears to be a medieval fortification from the outside, it has been lovingly renovated inside, with modern features and original quirks.

This historic fortress offers panoramic views over the rolling countryside. It is the ideal base for golf enthusiasts (Muirfield and Gullane are all close by). Those who want to explore all five floors will enjoy the interconnected spiralling staircases. You won’t be bored with the Great Hall, vaulted dining area, and library room complete with its own bar.

Sleeps: 16

Optional activities This stay can be fully catered by top-class local chefs who will prepare the best Scottish food. Our concierge can organize day trips and tours.

Kirkliston Castle – Scotland

Kirkliston Castle exteriors 

A fairytale castle with its own tennis court. Kirkliston Castle is surrounded by 32 acres of parkland that gives it a rural retreat feel. Each room is decorated in a unique way with luxurious furnishings that give off a sophisticated feeling.

You’ll find plenty of entertainment options, including a marble lounge and piano room, an orangery, and even a fully-stocked bars. The best part is that Edinburgh’s buzzing heart is just 20 minutes away if you want to explore this lively city.

Sleeps: 24

Optional activities Day tours, excursions and catering can all be arranged by our concierge along with the on-site concierge.

Lothian Castle – Scotland

Lothian Castle Hall 

Step back in time with this 600 year-old castle. It has been home to historical icons such as Mary Queen of Scots, Oliver Cromwell and many others. There is even a room named for them. Its various furnishings help to maintain Lothian Castle’s charm, with d arches woods and rich tapestries decorating the walls.

There are many options for evening entertainment: can you curl up in front of a roaring fireplace?, play the piano in The State Room?, or host a cocktail party in The Garrison?

Sleeps: 24

Optional activities A chef is included with your stay so that you can collaborate with him on the menu and host a party!

Tamar Castle – Cornwall

Tamar Castle in Cornwall, England 

Standing proud in 55 acres of wooded land, Tamar Castle dates back to 1698. It retains many of its original features, as well as a host modern amenities that will make your stay truly memorable.

The elegant drawing room features a roaring open fireplace. The formal dining room can seat 22 people. On the ground floor is an accessible bedroom with a bathroom, while upstairs the bedrooms are decorated to honor the home’s noble origins.

Take a refreshing dip in the heated swimming pool during warmer months and then take a walk around the beautiful gardens.

Sleeps: 22

Fun activities Our concierge will help you organize day tours to the stunning Cornish coast and Dartmoor National Park. We also have other locations in Cornwall and Devon.

Burns Castle – Scotland

Burns Castle in Scotland 

This 16th-century castle is perfect for history buffs. It features original shot holes and gun loops . The castle is situated in open country of Scotland on a total of ten acres. This area makes it ideal for exploring. You can entertain large groups with Burns Castle’s games and library as well as the eco-friendly rustic wooden barrel heated tub.

Bring your dog along to enjoy the adventure and explore the beautiful Tayside and Angus areas together.

Sleeps: 16

Optional activities Go fishing on the South Esk for salmon, or go out into the open seas to try your luck. Our concierge can arrange a delicious dining experience back at the castle. They might even cook what you catch.

Ayrshire Castle – Ayrshire

ayrshire castle interiors 

This castle in the UK is a great place to stay. It was built in 15th-century as a wedding gift for Princess Mary . There are many unique features in this castle, including a hidden prison behind a flagstone door, an oil well where they used to pour crude oil on intruders and even a secret staircase . Your imagination will be sparked no matter what age you are when exploring Ayrshire Castle.

Enjoy rooftop views of the Firth of Clyde, take a walk around the acre of greenery, and then cozy down in the Great Hall.

Sleeps: 14

Optional activities Our concierge team can arrange a variety of activities from quad biking to race car driving and white-water abseiling. You can also find top-rated golf courses nearby.

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