What We Love
- A romantic country stay at England's only intact medieval-style castle, with renowned diningExploring the castle's winding corridors and turrets
- Choosing between dinner at 2010 Brasserie or the award-winning 1851 Restaurant
- Unwinding with some time out in the spa
What To Know
- This fairytale castle sits on a hilltop overlooking the Cheshire plains
- There are a ton of activities including a private Land Rover tour, falconry classes and tastings in the wine cellar
- Inside, the decor feels medieval with stone walls, spiral turret staircases, towers and open fires
Perched high on a hill with stunning vistas across the Cheshire plains, the dramatic Peckforton Castle combines fairytale charm with modern luxury to create an exclusive four-star hotel retreat with a real touch of enchantment. Being the only intact medieval-style castle in the country, you have the rare chance to indulge your chivalric side with stone walls, spiral turret staircases, towers and open fires that add a touch of fantasy to your stay.
With individually designed castle bedrooms, atmospheric dining with exquisite cuisine and a range of gung-ho country activities such as falconry and Land Rover experiences, you’ll feel like king of the castle from the moment you pass through the drawbridge.
How to Get There
We booked this stay on a Groupon deal. What a beautiful place, stunning scenery and beautiful castle, staff very attentive. Lovely three course meal in 1851 restaurant, small portions but very filling. Drink prices very reasonable.
We upgraded our room at a reasonable rate, think it is according to availability.
Weather wasn’t very good so didn’t get chance to look round the grounds. Would definitely like to visit again.
This is our first visit to Peckforton castle and wow what a stunning venue. I booked two rooms for a surprise, for my husbands 50th which is 19th June and Dad and mum for Fathers Day.Greeted by such lovely freindly staff,our rooms were very clean, spacious and well equipped.
Our evening three course meal was booked in the 1851 restaurant which was amazing and excellent service.We then moved for a few drinks in the Cellar, what a stunning bar.
Breakfast was in the same restaurant and was a delicious buffet with plenty of choice from cereals,fruit,yoghurts,croissants to full English.Lovely staff and excellent service both times we visited the restaurant.
We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be returning in the near future. Thank you.
Very welcoming staff, fabulous afternoon tea.stunning surroundings. Spa treatments were very good , super back massage. However, very disappointed with facilities: changing room tiny (actually it is a corridor to the sauna), the only place to change was in the shower, which was overflowing; was not told the shower/changing room was unisex, which could have been embarrassing ;Only given 1 locker for 2 of us;had to queue to get changed; only one toilet that was being used as a changing room, which meant a walk through hotel in costumes and robes to other facilities, only 1 hairdryer; were not told about free prosecco and had to collect it from reception; the sauna area was untidy with used glasses. The issues were raised with the spa supervisor, who explained it was a listed building so difficult to have additional facities and she was 2 staff down. I do feel that as a guest a lack of staff should not impact on the quality of the experience. Overall a bit disppointed that some of the spa did not reflect the high quality elsewhere. Feel sad that I would not book again.
This is, without any doubt, an amazing venue. The staff, without exception, were helpful and polite. However I do think it is missing some things that other hotels offer, for example our next stop was another four star. In the foyer there was iced water with lemon and a bowl of fruit; just a thought. In others we’ve been even offered a glass of wine when checking in.
Our two breakfasts were like two totally different experiences, I’m so glad we were there for the two. The first day was terrible. There were no bowls and people were hanging about for ages, several people loading fruit on to plates. There was no scrambled eggs and that took ages to come, when it did it was very over cooked. We got the wrong drinks and there were no croissants or pastries for ages. On day 2 everything was the exact opposite and even the scrambled egg was perfectly cooked, no faults at all.
Both the restaurants were very good and the food in the fine dining restaurant was certainly equal to a Michelin starred restaurant.
We won’t hesitate to go again.
Beautiful Castle with very attentive, smiley, polite staff. We had a fantastic stay very quiet room with a lovely roll top bath. We ate in the 1851 restaurant and the food was fabulous! Chef is obviously very talented. Yes potions are small but after 3 courses it was enough. Breakfast was in the same restaurant and was a buffet and delicious. Lovely staff both times we visited.
Pity about the weather as looking around the grounds and doing the activities would have been nice to do but we will definitely be returning.
Had a problem with the bed sorted within 5 mins amazingly quick and again lovely happy to help staff. Thank you for a lovely stay!