Experience a Fairytale Stay in One of Britain’s Mystical Castles

Wednesday 04 August 2010

The UK has always been a firm favourite with Middle East holidaymakers and a visit to one of Britain’s luxurious castles is sure to make a short, summer trip a truly unforgettable experience fit for a king and queen.

Beautiful, romantic castles are scattered across England, Wales and Scotland’s roving countryside and mythical tales of days gone by ooze out of castle walls which date back to ancient times.

“Britain is blessed with many castles, often in stunning locations, all full of history. Many now offer accommodation; castle hotels, bed and breakfast or self catering where you can rent your own castle and live like a king, the choice is yours,” said Carol Maddison, UAE Manager, VisitBritain.

Nestled away in over 12 acres of land lies Castle Venlaw, an 18th century Scottish castle hotel that overlooks the royal and ancient town of Peebles in the Scottish Borders.

This fairy-tale, 4-star destination boasts open fireplaces and baronial features which highlight the elegance of another age, all set against the backdrop of the endless beauty of the Scottish Borders’ woodlands. Boasting picturesque fishing villages and secluded coves, this destination is ideal for those wanting to walk, fish, golf or simply relax and watch the world go by.

Known as the ‘land of the castles,’ Wales, host of the 2010 Ryder Cup has also been enticing visitors to its rolling hillsides and historical roots for decades. This land of magic and enchantment is sure to appeal with its breathtaking countryside that features an astounding 641 castles.

Surrounded by 500 acres of historic parkland, Chirk Castle has been sitting on top of its hill, guarding the approach to the picturesque Ceiriog Valley and Vale of Llangollen for over 700 years. This pretty location, set in over five acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, has played host to world-renowned musicians and artists… as well as kings and queens.

The last remaining Welsh castle dating back from the time of Edward I, Chirk Castle is proud of its medieval towers and dungeons and visitors can embark on walking trails or take part in exciting, history enactments or wander around local craft fairs during their stay.

In the South Downs in West Sussex, England, lies the picturesque village of Amberley, which for nearly 900 years has treasured the magnificent Amberley Castle which promises a stay to remember.

This unique property offers 19 luxurious bedrooms and suites, with many four-poster beds and whirlpool bathrooms which are sure to make any guest feel like royalty.

With its exquisite gardens and lakes and medieval architecture, guests at Amberley Castle are in for a magical stay in what is one of the area’s finest hotels. Lakes, tennis courts, croquet lawns and an 18-hole professional putting course are sure to keep the young and the young at heart entertained. A visit here gives the feeling of stepping back in time with all the modern luxuries one would expect.

For more information contact:

VisitBritain Media Team

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