7 Beautiful Castles in the UK
Wedding venue castles
Church Road, Clearwell, Forest of Dean
Gloucestershire, GL16 8LG
A magnificent castle hidden in the stunning Forest of Dean.
Nestled in the Forest of Dean in the tiny village of Clearwell, the venue is conveniently located only 45 minutes from Bristol, Cheltenham and Gloucester. The journey up to the venue is as impressive as the castle itself. A sweeping tree-lined driveway leads to a magnificent Portcullis, perfect for a photo opportunity with the castle turrets in the background. From there, take a short drive along the manicured grounds and be greeted by stately front steps up to the historical entrance.
Halfway House, Shrewsbury
Shropshire, SY5 9EP
YOUR CASTLE FOR THE DAY
WITH ONLY INVITED FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Little in life is as wonderful as the perfect wedding and here at our historic 17th century castle we want to help you create memories; whether your dream wedding is intimate and romantic or a lavish affair with family and friends.
Kent, TN8 7NG
The original medieval defensive castle with its gatehouse and walled bailey was built in 1270. In the 15th and 16th centuries the Bolyens added the Tudor dwelling within the walls. The Castle was then owned by a number of families before William Waldorf Astor invested time, money and imagination in restoring the Castle, building the ’Tudor Village’ and creating the gardens and lake.
Aberdeen & Deeside, AB51 7RT
Rothesay Drive, Highclifffe
Dorset, BH23 4LE
Highcliffe Castle has been described as arguably the most important surviving house of the romantic and picturesque style of architecture, which flourished at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. Its significance is recognised nationally by its Grade 1 status on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural and Historical Interest.
Berkeley Castle, Berkeley
Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ
The most remarkable thing about the Castle is that for nine centuries, the building, the Berkeley family, the archives (which go back to the 12th Century), the contents, the estate and the town have all survived together.
Its place in history is significant, not just because it is still intact, but because the Berkeley family and their home have played an important part in the power struggles of so many centuries.
Durham, DH3 4NX
Being a real castle you’d imagine our history is a rich tapestry indeed. Dating back to 1389, Lumley Castle holds stories of betrayal, war and the visits of monarchs abound. But it’s your story we’d love to expand upon.
Here you will not only experience one of the finest luxury hotel castle stays in the UK, but the experience will arm you with stories to be retold time and time again of amazing dining, the genuine warmth of our people, our rich, historical decor, newly discovered tastes and events ranging from the most raucous Elizabethan Banquets to the most fairytale of castle weddings.