2 Exclusive castle rentals in the UK

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When only the most spectacular setting will do, turn to one of Britain’s historic castles to rent. Our hand-picked properties look as if they’ve been plucked straight from a fairy tale, with their turrets, terraces and exquisitely landscaped gardens. These castles are ideal for big get-togethers with family and friends - sleeping over 20 people, there’s plenty of space for everyone. Celebrating a big birthday or occasion? Backdrops don’t come much more breath-taking than this.

History is woven into our castles but so is 21st century luxury and that’s what makes them so amazing to stay in. Hi-speed Wi-Fi, multi-room sound systems, cinema rooms and high spec kitchens take their place amidst the stone walls and precious antiques. At Carron Castle in Scotland’s Tay Valley, play tennis, swim in the outdoor pool, and sleep in a four-poster bed. At Wyatt Castle in Kent, relax in the conservatory, enjoy the sea views from loungers on the terrace, and fall into bed at night between luxury Egyptian cotton sheets on mattresses fit for kings and queens.

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Enjoy the romance of our castles to rent; at Wyatt Castle, wander though the English and Italian gardens, stop by the waterfall or relax on the lawn, looking out across the English Channel. At Carron Castle, when you can drag yourself away from the loch views, enjoy a swim in the heated pool, a movie in the cinema room, or a wander through the walled garden in the 1,500-acre estate. Book a chef for meals in the baronial dining room or pamper yourselves with some spa treatments, with the therapist coming to the castle so you can relax completely. We can organise these for you with our recommended providers.


  • Can you rent castles?

    It’s a fairy tale come true – you CAN rent a castle. Our castles to rent have all the romance of a fairytale castle along with all the modern day comforts you need. A castle is a great choice for a large group holiday, a wedding or any other celebration, with plenty of space and a magical atmosphere

  • What are the benefits of staying in a castle?

    Staying in a castle gives you a sense of history. It’s awe-inspiring to know that centuries ago, lords and ladies have descended the staircase, that the ballrooms have seen formal dances where guests came in horse drawn carriages, and that the people in those portraits looking down at you from the walls once walked through these gardens. But it’s not all about times gone by; those same staircases, ballroom and gardens are an amazing backdrop for you to make your own history, and now they are furnished with swimming pools, luxury ensuite bathrooms and every comfort you need for the most wonderful break.

  • Can I hire a castle for a wedding?

    There’s no place more romantic for a wedding than a castle. Say your vows against the backdrop of the castle’s turrets, treat your guests to a wedding feast in a grand banqueting hall and dance your hearts out in a historic setting for your historic day. Wyatt Castle in particular, in Dorset is a simply stunning wedding venue, where you have exclusive use, and with a garden that sweeps down to the coast, those wedding photos are going to be amazing. Click here to see more about weddings at Wyatt Castle.

  • What’s the difference between a castle and a mansion or manor house?

    Historically speaking, a castle was built as a fortified base, a place of safety for the nobility and royalty, with solid stone walls, turrets and secret passages. Castles tend to be built on hills or slopes affording panoramic views of the region. Manor houses were more showy, built as a statement of wealth and focussed on beauty and grandeur; places to that allowed their owners to escape to the country and entertain guests. With Big House Experience, you can stay in either, and both have a wealth of contemporary luxuries to make your stay memorable.

  • What can I do during a stay in hired castle?

    Enjoy the views, explore the estate, dance in the ballroom, dine beneath crystal chandeliers at a long banqueting table, play the grand piano, sit with a book in the library, play billiards, sleep in a four-poster bed. Swim in the pool, dip in the hot tub, play tennis, listen to your favourite tracks on the sound system, escape to the cinema room for a movie. Go horse riding, fishing, whisky or wine tasting, clay pigeon shooting,  shopping, walking, cycling, fine dining, sailing. Celebrate, throw a party, relax, escape, eat, drink, spend precious time with your favourite people in the most spectacular setting.