It’s never too early to book your Christmas castle break. Many of the castles have not yet finalised their 2016 packages, however we do have examples available to show what they offered in 2015, which will give you a good idea on what to expect. That said, we have some properties which are now accepting bookings for Christmas and the New Year....
So how do you like to celebrate? Just with family and close friends, or do you prefer to celebrate with with friends that you have yet to meet? To give you a start, here a few options to tempt you...
Chateau Rhianfa, Wales
Take a walk into the magical world of Jack Frost for an enchanting experience of delicious food and entertainment.
Your journey into the mystical world of Winter Wonderland will begin before you even step foot in the venue; the château's Christmas Helpers will ensure that everything is done for you, leaving you to relax and enjoy everything the season has to offer.
As Château Rhianfa enters the festive spirit, every guest - no matter how young or old - will find amusement, entertainment and magic.
At Christmas, the château becomes more impressive than ever as it is transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland. A bespoke service can be provided, if you would like to turn your Christmas wishes into reality.
Awaken on Christmas Day morning to enjoy time with your family in front of the fire, take a walk around the grounds of the château and enjoy a truly relaxing festive celebration.
Rates are from £600 per person for the three night break in a Classic Room, to accommodate up to two adults.
Cringletie House, Scottish Borders
2015 luxury 3 night Christmas package highlights include:
Christmas Eve Champagne reception & welcome dinner;
Transport to Midnight Mass (optional);
Hearty breakfast on Christmas morning, followed by a guided walk or other entertainment;
Traditional Cringletie Christmas Day feast;
Boxing Day treasure hunt in the estate grounds;
Boxing Day whisky tasting & cookery demonstration;
Farewell grand buffet & quiz;
Plus, 3 nights in a luxurious bedroom or suite.
Take the stress out of Christmas this year and, instead, curl up by the log fires whilst the castle team wait on you hand and foot. This fabulous 3 night package starts from just £750 per person.
Christmas is a time for families to be together, to celebrate and rejoice, to give and receive and, more importantly, to relax and be pampered. This Christmas let the team at Ashford Castle take the responsibility of serving the best Irish fare and professional entertainment. Enjoy inspiring company, fine pressed linen, cozy beds, plumped up cushions and roaring fires. All this delivered with the professionalism and care that is synonymous with Ashford. Let us ease you through the festive season and ensure a truly memorable Christmas.
The inclusive 2 night break starts at €2640 per room, based on 2 guests sharing.
In addition to the above suggestions, many of the self-catering and exclusive use properties offer exceptional value for families wishing to get together and enjoy the festive break.
A guide to all the castles currently available for the 2016 festive period can be found on our Christmas and New Year page.
With so many options for Christmas 2016, there really is no excuse to say 'bah, humbug'!