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Stay in Britain's favourite Castle
Stay in Britain's favourite Castle
2 guests
10 bedrooms
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
10 bedrooms
1 bed
1 bath
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Stay in a castle. Choose from 15 grand rooms to call home with delicious breakfast included and have the run of our fabulous relaxed castle, our family home. Turrets, tudor panelling, gothic windows, it's all here. There's a bar too. Dinner at weekends. We don't offer self catering facilities.

The space

We've got four posters, family rooms, garden suites - accommodation to suit most people. If you'd like to hire the whole castle fully catered for up to 30 people PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER LISTING at

You can have just one of fifteen rooms or a combination of several. Tell us how much space you need, how many of you there are and we'll do our best to find a space that you can call home.

Built in 1841 as a Victorian gentlemen's folly, this castle is now a real family home with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Set in 15 acres of grounds in a rural setting the castle is best visited with a car. On the edge of both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, this is a great place to explore Northern England.

The castle has gothic windows, battlements, turrets, stained glass, oak panelling. You can be King, Queen, Prince or Princess for a day, a week or as long as you like.

Some bedrooms have four posters, roll top baths, fireplaces - all are beautiful, interesting and warm.

Breakfast, which is included in your stay is huge and late and evening meals can be provided for an additional cost. We DO NOT offer self catering facilities. Children are well catered for, with additional rooms and special children's suppers.


Guest access

Access to all public areas of the castle & our 15 acres estate. Private living spaces as clearly marked, other than that you've got turrets, towers, secret doorways, rambling corridors and secret garden to explore.

You'll be here along with other house guests - think of it as an extravagant combination of boutique hotel and eccentric country house.

Interaction with guests

We live on site & run the castle with a small friendly local staff so there is always someone around. We have been hosting guests at the castle since 1998 - way before AirBnB was born!
In high season you'll share the castle with the family and other guests and you'll be part of a happy, lively family-orientated household with distinctly relaxed vibe but pick a quiet night out of season and you may get a whole castle to yourself!
Please note we run our home as a guest house and cannot offer self catering facilities.

Other things to note

Augill Castle is run as a small 15 bedroom unique place to stay in a B&B style but itvs much more than a B&B and a world away from a conventional hotel. We are unable to offer self catering faculties.
Simon and Wendy bought the castle as a wreck in 1997 and have been hosting guests since then - way before AirBnB was even thought of - always with the single aim of providing a place for others to call home in the hope that visitors arrive as guests and leave as friends.
The castle is in glorious open countryside between two of Britain's favourite national parks - The Yorkshire Dales and The Lake District.
Augill Castle has been described as unlike anywhere you have ever stayed before.

Wheelchair accessible
Family/kid friendly

Security Deposit $370 SGD
Weekly Discount: 25%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Bedroom 5
1 queen bed
Bedroom 6
1 queen bed
Bedroom 7
2 single beds
Bedroom 8
1 queen bed
Bedroom 9
1 king bed
Bedroom 10
1 king bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

A very relaxed place : kick off your shoes by the front door without causing a scandal! All we ask of our guests is that they enjoy the space and freedom we provide with consideration for fellow guests.
Please note we cannot allow guests to use our kitchen for their own cooking.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

71 Reviews

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Chloe User Profile
May 2015
The host has been amazing! The hospitality and service were great(: the staff are all friendly and breakfast was really good. All in all I really enjoyed my stay there and wish I could stay for more than a night!

Royston User Profile
October 2013
We drove 5 hours up from London to experience life in a castle and it was absolutely worth every second of the journey. Wish we had stayed more than the night. It was an enchanting experience wandering around the ground floor of the castle which sports several recreational rooms, a mini cinema, a self serve bar and a big dining room. It was a truly unique, homely and comfortable stay, can't recommend it more!

Adam User Profile
October 2017
Was a great nights stay, friendly staff, great Just to wonder around. With an amazing room to sleep in. Highly recommended!

Joshua User Profile
October 2017
Augill Castle is spectacular. The staff maintain the sophistication and elegance you would expect of a Renaissance era castle. I recommend this place to anyone looking for a fun adventure or to enjoy a quiet weekend in the country. Brilliant, all around.

Koby User Profile
October 2017
We had only one night and wished it could have been more. Outstanding place to stay. A highlight of our trip

Miguel User Profile
September 2017
What can I say, it is a castle. The views are beautiful, the building amazing, they offer food and drink at great prices. We got to meet great people hanging out in the music room. We loved everything about this place!

Coral User Profile
September 2017
My boyfriend and I stayed the night for his birthday. We were greeted by a member of staff who welcomed us very warmly, and was a great help in distracting my boyfriend as i set up his birthday presents in the room. The room was immaculate but also at the same time was very homely and had a regal feel to it. The dining room was very grand and the lounge area with the log fire was a ideal place to unwind. The honestly bar and the mini cinema were excellent and were a perfect accompaniment toward a relaxing evening. Would absolutely stay here again, the castle outside and inside were just stunning, beyond expectation! With everything being a relaxed, less structured format just made it all the better! Can't wait to book again, can imagine it being a ideal setting at Christmas. Would recommend it to anyone wanting a Harry Potter kind of feel weekend away. Thank you so much to Simon and Wendy for being so helpful and responsive too. See you again soon!

England, United KingdomJoined in November 2009
Simon & Wendy User Profile

The castle started life as a Victorian gentleman's folly built in 1841. It is our home with our children Oliver & Emily, (plus Maisie the Cocker Spaniel, chickens, goats and pigs galore). We run it as a quirky, quietly groovy sort of place to stay - not a hotel, not a B&B but something entirely different. We have a separate website for the castle which is easily found.

We began hosting back in 1998 as a way to pay for the renovation of this beautiful building.

It's a real family home which welcomes guests to stay for a night or two, have supper or dinner, party or even get married. A seriously relaxed place - no false formality, but a place where you can kick off your shoes by the front door without causing a scandal!

It is an old building with small doorways and corridors but all ground floor guest areas are disabled friendly and there are two ground floor bedrooms - one with full wheelchair access.

Our rates quoted on this site are per room per night for bed & breakfast for two people and are a starting point. We also have a listing for hiring the whole castle. All our rooms are very different and individually priced so you may find the rate changes if you request specific rooms or dates. Extra beds, dinner, wine, drinks etc are all charged in addition.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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