For the young or for the old, there are summer activities for all age groups at the castles featured on Celtic Castles.
Summer is the best time of the year to bring the whole family together and can you think of anywhere more exciting to stay than a castle?! Your children will feel like kings and queens of old, as they explore the ancient halls and castle grounds.
One fantastic family-friendly castle is Augill Castle, a truly child friendly and family friendly property, where parents can kick off their shoes and relax, knowing that their children are having an equally good time. Young visitors to Augill are often adopted by the owner's (Wendy and Simon) own children as ‘special friends’ and are whisked off to the ‘Den’, the playground, tennis court or the trampoline.
Augill Castle is located close to Cumbria in the Lake District, which is the adventure capital of Britain. There is an abundance of outdoor activities for all ages groups, from cave diving to kayaking; there is something for every member of the family.
For couples seeking adventure this summer, Château Rhianfa, located in Anglesey, is the perfect property. A trip to Anglesey would not be complete without a RIB ride along the Menai Strait; the perfect opportunity for terrific excitement and wonderful sightseeing. From the château you could visit Penrhyn Quarry and experience the longest zip line in the world. Over a mile in length, you can fly solo through the skies at over 100mph, 500ft up in the air! Another activity that could be of interest to those seeking a thrill is 'Bounce Below', the world's first subterranean playground of its kind. This surreal experience is set within a disused slate cavern, installed with massive bouncy nets to jump around in.
Finally, for couples who just want to relax in the sun this summer, Bovey Castle would be perfect for you. You can enjoy a relaxing game of Boules or Pétanque on the castle's grounds and even partake in some Croquet. There are also out-door courts for tennis lovers. And for those who just want to relax, there is a swimming pool.