United Kingdom Castles Fit for a King

Thornbury CastleFor an unforgettable experience fit for a King, the United Kingdom has a number of castles that have been converted to hotels. They have large parlours and drawing rooms that can be used for meetings and special events.

Thornbury Castle (England)

Located in Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, this Tudor castle with walled gardens was the home of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Accommodation consists of There are 26 bedchambers and a single room. As the staff was trained by a former Royal Butler, guest comfort is assured.

Tudor Hall and the Baron's Sitting Room are available for meetings. There are 4 dining rooms that can be used for special events. For ease of access, the hotel has its own helipad.

Amberley Castle (England)

Just 60 miles from London in the South Downs, Amberley Castle is set on 12 meticulously landscaped gardens where peacocks and alpacas stroll. The 900-year-old castle has 19 guest rooms with luxury finishes.

Group events include horticultural tours with gardening tips from the head gardener, wine tasting with the Sommelier and culinary experiences with one of the acclaimed guest chefs. For recreation, there are tennis courts, 18-hole putting green and a croquet lawn.

Barony Castle (Scotland)

Built in 1536, this striking stone manor house in Peebles in Tweed Valley is set in 25 acres of woodland and parkland. There are 14 fully equipped function rooms for meetings and special events. The largest, Meldon, has a capacity of 200 with theatre-style set-up and 77 in classroom-style.

Ruthin Castle (North Wales)

Located in Clwydian Range in the midst of rustic wood, parkland and 500-year-old vineyards, modern technology and a traditional ambiance are in perfect harmony at this 54 bedrooms castle with an original moat.

There are 4 pillarless meeting rooms. The Grand Salon has a capacity of 100 for dining and meetings and classroom-style set-up. The Peacock Suite accommodates 60 for banquets and 60 for meetings. The capacity of the King James Suite is 32 for meetings, and the King Edward Suite is a wood-panelled boardroom for 12 - 20 participants.

For more event venues fit for a King, also read Event Venues: Historical Royal Palaces in the UK, Luxury Hotels Fit for a Prince (with Old World Charm) , Corporate Events Fit for Royalty and Meeting & Event Venues: Castles in Switzerland, Germany and Belgium.

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