Top 7 Castle Hotels Near Bath, UK - Updated 2024

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Bath is a popular tourist destination with a unique blend of the old and new. Located in southwestern England, Bath is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasts diverse attractions. Among the most popular is The Roman Baths, an iconic Roman spa with natural hot springs for relaxing soaks surrounded by impressive architecture. Literary lovers should visit the Jane Austen Centre to discover the life, history and writings of Bath’s beloved author, Jane Austen. Bath also offers a range of activities such as cookery classes, paddle-boarding and horseback riding in the local park for adventure seekers. Make your vacation extra special by booking a stay in a magnificent castle converted into luxurious accommodation for travellers. Keep reading for the top castle hotels near Bath, UK.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on March 12, 2024.

Quick rundown for 2024
Planning a trip and looking for what’s up and coming in Bath? Below are the hottest picks and happenings for all sorts of travelers to get your holiday plans rolling:

  • Events/Festivals: The Bath Festival returns for yet another year of great music and groundbreaking literature. Festivities will begin on the 17th of May and end on the 26th of the same month.
  • Attractions: Fans of the British crime drama McDonald & Dodds will be thrilled to explore the key locations where much of the show is shot. Filming for series 4 is currently underway throughout Bath and North-East Somerset.
  • Arts and Culture: If classical music is your kind of tune, then If Opera is certainly worth your time. Dress up in your finest suits and enjoy a programme filled with compelling opera pieces, all set in Belcombe Court.

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1. The Manor House Hotel and Golf Club (from USD 416)

Escape to luxury at one the best castle hotels in the UK, The Manor House Hotel and Golf Club in Castle Combe. This gorgeous castle hotel dates back to the 14th century and boasts four-poster beds in selected bedrooms, luxuriously appointed interiors and chandelier-lit living rooms. Rooms are individually designed and provide top-notch toiletries, convenient amenities and a pillow menu for guests to choose their most comfortable pillows. Dining is a pleasure at the Michelin-starred Bybrook Restaurant with its delicious cuisine.

For golfers, head to the golf club adjacent to the property and conquer the greens at the 18-hole championship golf course.

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The Manor House Hotel and Golf Club

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Near Bath
8.3 km (5.2 mi) from John Coles Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

Other nearby castle accommodations

2. Thornbury Castle - A Relais & Chateaux Hotel (from USD 255)

Nestled near the Cotswolds and Welsh borders, Thornbury Castle - A Relais & Chateaux Hotel exudes the timeless essence of a bygone era. Once inhabited by King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, this majestic Tudor castle opens its regal bedchambers and enchanting gardens to guests, preserving its rich heritage. Immerse yourself in history as you explore atmospheric chambers and savour exquisite Sunday lunches in the esteemed three AA Rosette restaurants.

Stay connected with complimentary broadband while relishing the warmth of roaring fires and admiring captivating relics such as suits of armour. Fun awaits with on-site amenities including croquet, archery, and the option of clay-pigeon shooting and falconry (available upon request and additional fees may apply).

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Thornbury Castle, Relais & Châteaux

Wifi Available

Address: Castle Street
32.81 km (20.4 mi) from John Coles Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km)

3. The Welsh Gatehouse (from USD 189)

Enjoy a memorable stay in this medieval home in Chepstow, with origins dating back to the 13th century. Ideal for only two guests, this historic castle with towers is a lovely couples’ retreat. The property has a well-equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and a fenced yard to reconnect with nature. You’ll be impressed by the indoor fireplace to romance your partner and the large windows that allow sunshine to stream in.

Do take note that this retreat is unsuitable for wheelchair users because there is a steep stone spiral staircase on the property and a ladder to access the bedroom.

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Chepstow, Chepstow, United Kingdom
43.23 km (26.9 mi) from John Coles Park
Castle 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

4. Beverston Castle (from USD 282)

Bright, airy and inviting describe this modern rental. The renovated property boasts awe-inspiring views of the castle grounds and a nearby 15th-century church. Perfect for couples, the unit has a well-appointed bedroom and a handy kitchen with cooking basics to whip up meals. Guests enjoy full access to the house and free parking on the premises. In addition, there is a dedicated workspace with WiFi for business travellers to work comfortably in private.

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Beverston, England, United Kingdom
20.79 km (13.0 mi) from John Coles Park
18 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Castle 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
would highly recommend for a comfortable relaxing stay
peaceful setting and nice apartment with a well equipped kitchen and comfy bed
beautiful place in an ideal setting everything was clean and communication was excellent
overall we would absolutely stay again very responsive host
kirsteen was extremely responsive when we had any questions or queries
fantastic location and beautiful apartment
really peaceful location and great for exploring both bath and the cotswolds
a lovely spot surrounded by miles of walking in the countryside and the castle is cool
we thought the location and grounds were really nice
fantastic little getaway beautiful location and such a lovely castle
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5. Architectural marvel with beautiful interiors

Live the fairytale life in this marvellous castle on a 50-acre (20.23-hectare) estate in Midford. What makes this property outstanding are the beautifully decorated interiors, stylish bedrooms and two large living rooms for entertaining friends. Spacious grounds and well-maintained amenities make this castle a popular venue for special occasions and group stays. Better yet, there is ample parking space for up to 10 vehicles.

The host allows pets on the premises so fur friends can join in the thrills of castle living. Previous guests were impressed by the magical location surrounded by breathtaking views of rolling hills.

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Midford, England, United Kingdom
20.19 km (12.6 mi) from John Coles Park
7 reviews   Wifi Available
Castle 7 Beds 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
the accommodation was perfect and scott was a great host
scott was a relaxed and friendly host
scott was really welcoming and attentive would definitely recommend
scott is so accommodating and helpful and friendly
the location is magical and scott our host could not have been more welcoming
midford castle is set in a unique location with amazing views across rolling hills
scott made everything very straight forward and the accommodation itself is beautiful and in a lovely picturesque location
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6. Stunning castle with landscaped gardens (from USD 834)

Nothing spells luxury quite like a castle stay. This accommodation near Bath dates back to the 12th century and boasts beautifully landscaped gardens with lush lawns and mature trees. Set on a 500-acre (202.34-hectare) private estate, the property is ideal for up to 12 guests. It has well-appointed bedrooms, Victorian-style bathrooms and a well-equipped kitchen for easy meal preparations.

You’ll feel like royalty in the stunning oak-panelled living room with a fireplace, an ornate chandelier and a richly-woven carpet to warm your feet. This Airbnb with a hot tub is perfect for rejuvenating soaks and features comfortable outdoor furniture to relax and admire the surroundings.

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Orchardleigh, England, United Kingdom
26.77 km (16.7 mi) from John Coles Park
62 reviews   Wifi Available
Castle 7 Beds 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it has a good size kitchen with everything we needed for the weekend
it was very clean and the hot tub was lovely and hot
clean home with plenty of space for the family
everything was perfectly laid out the property was clean and everything was easily accessible
the whole place is clean and chic it's definitely a memorable and comfortable accommodation for the entire family
the staff we met were really friendly and helpful
very welcoming hosts friendly and accommodating
luckily the owner very helpfully came to sort the heating and provided a radio
quick responsive and informative information before the stay
amazing location and really quirky fun place to stay
amazing location very private and cosy
absolutely stunning location and beautiful place what a magical place
what a wonderful place to spend a night
incredible location and amazing building to stay in i can't wait to go back again
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7. Majestic castle with central tower (from USD 923)

Planning to stay in a castle in England? This majestic castle boasts stunning architecture, a beautiful orchard and extensive grounds. From the moment you enter this luxurious property, you’ll be swept away by the rich tapestries adorning the hallway walls, decorative antiques and even a medieval suit of armour statue in the central tower. The best place to go stargazing is at the castle’s observatory. You can spend the day exploring the yard, duck pond and verdant lawns with a children’s play area.

After a long day, retreat to well-appointed rooms with plush bedding for a restful sleep.

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West Ashton, England, United Kingdom
18.72 km (11.7 mi) from John Coles Park
354 reviews   Wifi Available
Castle 10 Beds 16 Guests 8 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there's also a games room with air hockey pool & a dartboard for some entertainment
on top of the 6 bedrooms there are also some extra bonus rooms (drawing room library etc
the kids loved the games room and spent hours in there
the dining room is very impressive and the medieval music was a nice touch
the game room is excellent& fun location and proximity to charming places like bath was great
the bedrooms are spacious and comfortable and the linen/towels supplied were good quality and very clean
adrian and claire are clearly very experienced hosts
the hosts are lovely people who made us feel welcomed with a quick message on our first day
the hosts are lovely people easy to communicate and very understanding
adrian and claire were brilliant hosts and so responsive to any queries i had
the hosts are very proactive ensuring that everything is ok
ideal location with so much character
situated near trowbridge is was the ideal geographical location for the family to converge on
a unique place to holiday we wish we could have stayed longer
amazing place great location with large grounds at the rear of the castle
fantastic place and easy to manage
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Experience the best of Bath

Make a trip to Bath and find many things to see and do, from exploring outdoor activities to checking out historical museums. Magnificent settings and medieval charm make castle hotels in Bath a spectacular vacation getaway. It’s a unique experience which will create lasting memories for loved ones. If you plan to stay close to the action, there are plenty of Airbnb vacation rentals in Bath’s city centre. Find your fairytale holiday from this list of the top castle hotels in Bath, UK.

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Frequently asked questions about castle hotels near Bath

1. Which castle accommodations near Bath have a hot tub?

There are numerous luxury castle hotels and accommodations near Bath that offer hot tub facilities for guests to enjoy. Among those properties with a hot tub is this stunning castle with landscaped gardens.

2. Which castle hotels and accommodations near Bath have parking?

There are several vacation rentals in Bath that offer parking facilities. The Manor House Hotel and Golf Club, this architectural marvel with beautiful interiors, this stunning castle with landscaped gardens, and Thornbury Castle - A Relais & Chateaux Hotel all have parking available.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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