Manorcastles.com is an ongoing project to showcase only the very best in castle hotels and historic properties to stay in, in the U.K., Ireland, France & Germany. With a strong emphasis on history, we aim to fully profile and review each of our recommended castle hotels from the point of view of you, the guest.
The project was born of a love of history, of the great British & Irish countryside, and of alternative vacation experiences. All of the properties we feature will have fascinating, sometimes quite dramatic, stories to tell, stories which have been blended and shaped by the tides of history.
They will also have quieter, more personal stories too; of family dramas, of love and loss, and of local gossip, myths and legends. So many stories will also have been lost to time; some secrets are kept forever, guarded by the walls. But as you wander, like an alien from a modern age, through the regal hallways, lavish staircases and the grandiose turrets and towers, it is inevitably those that will make you wonder the most.
A Manor Castle property should be physically imposing and lavishly styled and furnished within. It should generally have modern comforts, facilities and services, but with aesthetics, and a sense of refinement and civility, that can only come from a golden age.
Reservations made for any of the properties on our site will be taken care of by our affiliate partners, namely Booking.com & Expedia. This is on a shared commission basis with absolutely no extra cost to you the guest or to the castle hotels themselves.