5 Best Castle Hotels Near Eastnor, UK - Updated 2024

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The village of Eastnor is situated in Herefordshire, near a market town called Ledbury. This lovely village offers picturesque views of half-timbered cottages and Midsummer Hill and is perfect for those who wish to experience the English countryside. The village is perhaps most well known for Eastnor Castle, built in 1812 by the same architect who designed the beautiful British Museum. Overlooking a lake, this castle remains in the hands of the family whose ancestors owned it, though they do open the castle to the public.

If you don’t want your fairy tale experience to stop at Eastnor Castle, why not consider staying in a castle hotel in the area? If this sounds like a dream holiday for you, then keep on reading to explore the best castle hotels near Eastnor, 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 April 14, 2024.

1. Thornbury Castle - A Relais & Chateaux Hotel (from USD 254)

Thornbury Castle - A Relais & Chateaux Hotel is dripping in history! Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn slept here and it’s the only Tudor castle to be opened as a hotel in England. The atmospheric rooms bring you back in time while amenities such as free WiFi and room service remind you that you are at a modern hotel.

There are a range of fantastic rooms to choose from, including the Tower Suite and a Two-Bedroom Cottage. The hotel also offers croquet and archery, with falconry and clay-pigeon shooting available for a fee.

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Thornbury Castle, Relais & Châteaux

Wifi Available

Address: Castle Street
21.26 km (13.3 mi) from Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

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

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2. Converted wine cellar in a historic castle

What once used to be a wine cellar in the historic Midford Castle is today a one-of-a-kind apartment with gorgeous castle rooms near Eastnor. It offers views and easy access to the sprawling valley, allowing you to have a refreshing time away from the city bustle.

The spacious unit features a well-appointed kitchen with a dining table for four. With free Wi-Fi and a dedicated workspace, you can have a workcation in a unique setting. For those with a workout schedule, the rental includes free weights and a yoga mat.

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Bath and North East Somerset, England, United Kingdom
29.57 km (18.4 mi) from Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
5 reviews   Wifi Available
Castle 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
great setting and wonderful location
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3. Castle Gatehouse, Tower at Sudeley Castle (from USD 227)

For a unique castle stay, why not opt for Castle Gatehouse, Tower at Sudeley Castle? The gatehouse, which is the entranceway, offers an elegant place to stay in Sudeley Castle. The castle dates back to the Tudor period and was once home to Queen Katherine Parr, King Henry VIII’s last wife.

The gatehouse cottage is beautiful, mixing historic elements with modernity. You’ll have WiFi access and a flat-screen TV. If you enjoy cooking, there is a full kitchen available for your use. It’s even a dog-friendly space so you can bring your furry friends with you! You can also chill out on the lovely outdoor patio.

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Winchcombe, England, United Kingdom
42.3 km (26.3 mi) from Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
79 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Castle 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great history great landscape and a wonderful and spacious apartment for a couple (or 2) with lovely amenities
the kitchen had all mod cons the living room was cost and the bed was lovely and comfy
was very quiet in the evenings and had good stocked kitchen and all the things you would need
a very comfortable and well equipped cottage in a beautiful location
it is very comfortable and everything has been thought of for comfort and convenience
very clean and well equipped
extremely clean and well presented
the accommodation was very clean comfortable and cosy
everything neat and clean
i love that it was very clean
the super friendly people everywhere
when i finally did get hold of someone she was quite lovely and helpful
beautiful location and unique accommodation
unique house in a great location for walking in the cotswolds or winchcombe
great location and very unique stay
easy walk to town was a plus
this was a beautiful location in a beautiful region of a beautiful country
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4. The Welsh Gatehouse (from USD 164)

You can step even further back in history when you stay in this Medieval gatehouse dating back to the 13th century. It’s a fantastic place for a romantic getaway, and many historic elements have been retained including original thick walls and charming windows. There is even a tower which gives you fantastic views.

Inside, the gatehouse has been recently renovated. The living room has a fireplace so you can stay warm and cosy even on a chilly night. There is a full kitchen for times when you’d prefer to do your own cooking. There is also WiFi and free parking on-site, which, together with its setting and other amenities, makes it one of the best castle Airbnbs near Eastnor.

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Chepstow, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
32.62 km (20.3 mi) from Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
150 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Castle 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
an exceptional and magical place to stay especially if you’re a fan of history
easy check in great parking comfy bed great amenities
it had everything we needed so comfortable
this was a lovely space charming quite and very clean
i would highlight the host's point about not arriving in heels or bringing full-size suitcases
the host juliet made everything so easy and we felt completely welcome and at ease
there was a friendly pub just up the road which served great food
it was a great experience staying in juliet's gate house :) juliet is an amazing host
the accommodation was definitely one of a kind and very special
lovely quiet & relaxing location
beautiful place to stay in a lovely location
fun local pub a short walk away
the location is a great base from which to explore south wales from
beautiful location beautiful place to stay the setting was gorgeous and so romantic
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5. The Rooks - Apartment 2

The Rooks - Apartment 2 is a recently renovated rental situated within Beverston Castle. The castle dates back to 1225, and the apartment sits in what was once the estate office. It spans two floors and offers views of the castle itself and a nearby historic church.

The interior blends vintage charm and contemporary delights. The full kitchen allows you to cook your own meals if you prefer, and the living room offers a cosy space to unwind in front of the TV. Situated in the bedroom is a lovely freestanding bath so you can properly unwind after a busy day of exploring the area. WiFi and parking are also available during your stay here.

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Beverston, England, United Kingdom
4.76 km (3.0 mi) from Westonbirt, The National Arboretum
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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Find charming castles in the stunning Eastnor

If you’ve ever dreamed of staying in a castle, here’s your chance! The village of Eastnor and the surrounding area have lovely options, from an entire castle turned into a hotel to a private apartment within a castle. There’s an option out there for every enchanted traveller, so go ahead and book one of these best castle accommodations near Eastnor, UK.

However, if you are in the mood for an adventure, you can opt to stay in the several nearby glamping spots in Herefordshire. Those who plan to travel north of Eastnor can consider having an extended getaway in one of the yurts in Worcestershire.

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