Most people with a passing interest in history will know that England is a country full of castles a fact that stands testament to the troubled and often violent history of the island. For travelers who want luxury the chance to complete with four poster bed and stone walls should not be missed.
Long’s Park Castle is a great inclusion of tours around the south of England that transports the visitor. Building it sits within sumptuous grounds containing trees that are over half a millennia old. Inside the rooms are fantastic beamed ceilings and welcoming open fires. The castle combines the old with the new; with technology such as keyless room entry and automatic lighting. Long’s Park is not just about the rooms however present is a banqueting hall that regularly hosts medieval events as well as a lounge with comfortable armchairs. For a weekend escape or even a stay to break up tours it is ideal.
Nearby is the Bath Lodge Hotel a historic castle just seven miles away. The hotel is ideally placed for tours to Longleat Wildlife Park and Stonehenge and offers timeless charm and elegance. Tastefully decorated hotel with romantic rooms and cozy lounge areas. Once again beamed ceilings are prominent and open fires. With attractions such as a waterfall or simply watching the sunset from the battlements for a romantic stay, it is unrivaled.
With a range of luxurious apartments, Watermouth Castle is a hotel that combines historical style with an unbelievable setting. The castle overlooks beautiful cliffs and a quaint bay in a Devonshire inlet. The castle itself has an indoor swimming pool and its own museum meaning that the chance to relax and learn is prevalent. While the castle is not medieval instead being constructed in the Victorian era as a folly it still offers visitors the chance for that fairytale setting in one of the most stunning regions of the country.
Naturally, a stay in a castle without ghosts would be a crime. A gruesome discovery awaited them; they found skeletal remains of an adolescent with shards of blue clothing definitely a spooky place to stay.
No matter what your reasons for tours of England the castles of this country can offer you an original accommodation choice that is guaranteed to enthrall and amaze. These examples are just a snapshot of the wondrous castles present in England with a little research it is assured that tourists will be able to find their fairytale paradise. Another session if you interested to know about Barcelona.
Take A Day Out From Barcelona
Barcelona is one of Europes most visited cities attracting tourists from far and wide to experience cultural and historical sites such as Parc Guell and La Sagrada Familia as well as to experience a taste of Catalonia living in this cosmopolitan city by the sea. A visit to Barcelona doesn’t have to be confined to the city’s main attractions as there are many varied.
Its location and good transport links mean it is well placed and Costa Dorada to the south or the mountainous scenery of the Pyrenees to the north.
For example, less than an hour’s train journey or drive from Barcelona is the wonderful coastal town of Sitges. In addition to some first-class beaches along with some great history of handyman along the coast dating as early as the 1800’s.
One of its most famous and attractive beaches is that of Figueres which is the birthplace of Salvador Dali one of Spains greatest surrealist painters. Visitors to Figueres can visit the Dali designed museum which houses information and work of the great painter as well as Figueres wonderful beach.
Montserrat is only an hour’s train ride from the city and is popular with walkers and climbers offering stunning views of Barcelona and the coast on clear days. Further afield the Pyrenees which border France and Spain offer fantastic hill walking and are a great area to visit for winter sports activities.