Where? – Pembrokeshire, Wales
That’s right, first on our list is a genuine 12th century Norman built castle located in Pembrokeshire.
Naturally the building has been fully restored and now includes a total of 6 luxury guest bedrooms, all en-suite with perhaps surprisingly modern facilities such as Wi-Fi and iPod docks too. It’s also situated only a mile from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park which also has a beach for you to enjoy too. Roch Castle is only a short drive away from the quaint Cathedral city of St Davids. Not only is this the final resting place of Wales’s patron saint, Saint David himself but it’s also the smallest city in the United Kingdom
The Old Railway Station
Where? – Petworth, Surrey
The Old Railway Station in Petworth offers a stay with a real difference. Here there are rooms fitted not only within a former railways station but also in luxurious converted Edwardian Pullman railways carriages too. Again, each room has been converted and refurbished to include bathrooms and modern fittings to ensure that you’ll have the best possible stay in this wonderful and quirky environment. You can enjoy staying here all year round and the winter you’ll be treated to a roaring log fire with your breakfast, so you won’t need to worry about a frosty start to the day either.
Where? – Leeds Castle, Kent
Have you ever wondered what it may have been like to live as the medieval knights did as they camped out before battles, for tourneys and other such noble events? Well wonder no more thanks to the efforts of Leeds Castle who offer a night under canvas with a difference. Each fittingly striped tent offers themed furnishings, a four-poster bed with sheets fit for nobility and a delightful wood burning stove for those crisp nights. An evening banquet can even be served for the lord or lady (that’s you!) which is prepared using a cast iron griddle over an open firepit, medieval style. Each tent can house up to four people so it’s even a great place to take the family to teach them a thing or two about the ways of chivalry.
Old Lock Up Guest House
Where? – Wirksworth, Derbyshire
Not too far from self-proclaimed capital of the peak district, Matlock, you’ll find the beautiful and quiet town of Wirksworth. Not only does Wirksworth house many of its own delights but it’s also a great base for those wanting to explore the peak district. And it’s here that you’ll find our next intriguing entry, the Old Lock Up Guest House. First built in 1847, this was once a genuine police station housing many local villains from the 19th century. Now you’ll find the cells housing the bar and a double airbath, with guest rooms in the old Magistrates Room, the Solicitors room and the Coach House. There’s even a room in a renovated Gothic chapel featuring a gorgeous antique bed to boot. This certainly a place you won’t forget in a hurry.