Inspired by I’m A Celebrity? You can rent cheap castles in the UK from £9pp a night


I’M A Celeb fans have been holed up in a castle in Wales this year, instead of the Australian jungle.

While you can’t stay at Gwrych Castle, you can instead rent out several castles in the UK for a week instead – for as little as £13pp.

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This castle in Wiltshire includes a dining 'banquet' hall for 20 people and even a chess room with a built-in game board

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This castle in Wiltshire includes a dining ‘banquet’ hall for 20 people and even a chess room with a built-in game board Credit: Airbnb

Eight-bedroom castle – West Ashton, Wiltshire, England – from £27pp a night

The eight-bedroom castle which sleeps 16, dates back to 1835 and is available from £871 for two nights.

Along with a Rapunzel-esque tower and observatory, there are a number of rooms for entertaining, including a conservatory, dining ‘banquet’ hall for 20 people and even a chess room with a built-in game board.

The castle was originally built as a gate house, according to the owner, and is a Grade II listed “folly house” – meaning it was mainly built for decoration.

A 10-bedroom Scottish castle from £104pp a night

Callander House boasts a private gym, a 100ft reception room, a library

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Callander House boasts a private gym, a 100ft reception room, a libraryCredit: Airbnb

Callander House is a 10-bedroom Baronial castle in the Trossachs, owned by artists Nikki and Stuart McAlpine Miller.

It boasts a private gym, a 100ft reception room, a library, and even its own art gallery.

You can watch a movie in the turret cinema room, take a stroll around the 12 acres of grounds, or have a drink in the bar which also has a 7ft pool table, a grand piano and a drum kit to keep you amused.

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There’s also a private chef to cook your meals.

The property, which sleeps up to 24 people, is available from £2,500 a night.

Gallanach Castle, Oban – £9pp a night

A stay at Gallanach Castle in Oban, Scotland, gives guests access to the castle's walking trails and private beach.

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A stay at Gallanach Castle in Oban, Scotland, gives guests access to the castle’s walking trails and private beach.Credit: Sykes Cottages

One of the cheapest around is Gallanach Castle in Oban, Scotland.

You can stay in the Garden Wing, one of the cottages on the estate, which sleeps up to eight people.

There’s a huge garden for barbecues and you’ll have access to the castle’s walking trails and private beach.

A seven-night stay starts from just £514.

Castle House, Somerset – £12pp a night

Castle House sleeps up to seven and there are lots of activities on site

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Castle House sleeps up to seven and there are lots of activities on site

Castle House is situated within a 12th century castle in Taunton, Somerset, which once housed judges and royal courts.

It’s great for families – it sleeps up to seven and there are lots of activities on site, including the “Knight School”.

A week’s stay costs from £616.

Snape Castle, Yorkshire – £27pp a night

Snape House was the one-time home of Catherine Parr

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Snape House was the one-time home of Catherine Parr Credit: Sykes Cottages

Snape Castle in Snape, Yorkshire was the one-time home of Catherine Parr, one of the wives of Henry VIII.

But now you can stay in a wing known as the Undercroft, which sleeps just four people.

A week in the historic property starts from just £759.

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