Castle Rental in England

The chequered and turbulent history of England makes it the ideal destination to consider a castle stay – from bloody battlefields and quirky history to well-known figures and the Monarchy, the country was built on interesting historic events, stories and myths. Our collection of castles in England will make you feel as if you’ve stepped back in time, immersing you in their past and offering a truly unique stay.

You’ll find our Heritage Collection castles pay homage to their roots with walls adorned with tapestries, old portraits and antique furnishings, and you’ll find others that have been lovingly modernised for the 21st-Century visitor. Original features, lavish rooms and expansive grounds give these castles charm and character, and they make the perfect place for a milestone celebration or wedding!

But castles aren’t only reserved for special occasions, who’s to say you can’t have a normal holiday in an extraordinary place? Not us, that’s for sure. 

Read about English castles

Why stay with us?

Style and character are everything at Oliver’s Travels, and our collection of handpicked castles in England have this in spades.

We have destination experts who know the ins and outs of all our regions, picking castles that aren’t only unique, but also in the best locations. What's more, they all definitely have the ‘wow’ factor.

Our helpful concierge team are on-hand to make your stay extra special. Whether you want a fully-stocked fridge, a local in-house chef to cook your meals, housekeeping or any other extra service – consider them your holiday genie, who will happily grant your wishes.

Why rent a castle in England?

  • England’s contrasting landscape offers a wealth of adventures, from its dramatic mountainous scenery (perfect for hiking) to its rugged coastal beauty (perfect for walks and surfing).
  • The countryside makes the perfect setting for a castle stay – it’s picturesque and tranquil.
  • England is a country steeped in history and tradition, meaning the castles have a lot of interesting stories to tell.




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Castles in England: Our Top Picks

Guide to our England castles

Rent a Castle in England

There’s something quintessentially English about a castle – England may be a small country, but it is packed with medieval and ancient castles. People from all over the world visit England for its history, stopping off at castles to marvel in their grandeur and hear about their stories. But you don’t have to just visit a castle – our collection of castles in England are actually available to rent, so you can really get to know the beauty and history of your very own private castle. Talk about a memorable holiday!

Heritage Collection

Our Heritage Collection is arguably the most interesting – these are the chateaux and castles with stories to tell. From castles that date back to medieval times to those used in battle or have hosted royalty, the collection of England castles in the Heritage Collection are steeped in history – while some have been lovingly modernised, others still have most of their old features.

Manor houses

Although these aren’t castles in the traditional sense, we include manor houses in our castles selection because, well you should see them – they’re just as stately and grand as some of our castles! Often settled in huge private estates, you can live like a Lord or Lady of the Manor in these beautiful holiday homes.

Unique rooms

There are many reasons staying in a castle feels unique – for one, it’s not the usual place people tend to go on holiday. There’s also the feeling like you’ve stepped back in time due to the amount of old-school rooms in the properties – drawing rooms where people can be entertained, wine cellars and fully stocked bars for your drinks evenings, libraries for snuggling down with some classic literature, palace rooms, turrets, grand dining halls. We could go on!

Castles with a pool/hot tub

We can’t imagine back in the day, these castles had pools or hot tubs (gentle soak after a battle?!) but they’ve upped their game now. Many of our manor houses and castles in England have hot tubs or pools to help elevate your stay – as if you needed it to be any more memorable?! 

Top reasons to rent an English castle


  • A wedding: Is there anything more romantic than a fairytale wedding in the English countryside? The picturesque backdrop, the impressive interiors, an evening reception under the stars in the castle grounds - it's literally perfect!
  • A milestone celebration: Maybe you're planning a big anniversary or birthday celebration - blow your guests' socks off with a castle stay!
  • A fun family holiday: Imaginations will run wild if you bring the kids to an English castle!
  • Christmas/NYE celebrations: You should see how they deck these castles out for Christmastime, it's like a postcard - huge, decorated tree, a roaring log fire and catering staff if you don't want to lift a finger!
  • Or just because you want to stay in a castle! You don't need a big celebration or excuse to rent an English castle. You can go as lavish as you want, but equally, we have some great value castles if you don't want to push the boat out (well, anymore than you are by renting a castle!).

Have a read of our top 10 castles to rent in the UK blog!



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