My favourite game as a child was Kings, Queens and Princesses. This involved lots of dressing up, flouncing about and bossing around imaginary minions with my brother and sister for hours on end. My sister’s and my bedroom was our castle, but we’d have loved to have stayed in a real one. Here are five of the best castles around the UK where families are welcome to stay.
Bovey Castle is a luxury Devon resort and the only hotel in the world to offer a Lego room service menu. Kids can stay there for free during this half term week. We’ve been invited to visit and are really looking forward to our trip.
Glennapp Castle in Ayrshire is a luxury hotel and restaurant with 36 acres of gardens which welcomes children of all ages.
Augill Castle is a Victorian folly in Cumbria and home to a family friendly hotel.
You can rent the Landmark Trust’s Clytha Castle in Monmouthshire for three night breaks or more. The miniature castle dates from 1790 and sleeps four.
St Briavels Castle is a Youth Hostel in a moated Norman castle in Gloucestershire. It offers private rooms and welcomes families.