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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
You won’t be charged yet

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.

Wireless Internet
Family/kid friendly
Extra people $108 AUD / night after the first guest
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

72 Reviews

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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
Simon & Wendy User Profile
Response from Simon & Wendy:
One night is never enough - next time! Thanks for visiting us.
October 2017

Shannon User Profile
July 2017
Interesting and unique place to stay. Could spend all day exploring all of the items that decorate the rooms open to guests. Comfy bed and good quality linen. Late check out (11am) was a really nice touch. Yummy continental breakfast options (muesli great with lots of tasty bits to add to it) but the cooked breakfast (bacon and eggs) was a disappointment - didn't appear to be freshly cooked . Overall a very memorable stay. Loved the onsite bar and mini cinema.
Simon & Wendy User Profile
Response from Simon & Wendy:
Shannon - check out is actually midday and we do cook breakfast fresh each morning but perhaps we like our bacon more well done? Thank you for your other kind words.
July 2017

Sam User Profile
September 2016
We had a great time at Augill castle. The staff were very friendly, helpful and accomodating. The castle and and surrounding area are beautiful and peaceful. An amazing spot to just relax and enjoy your time.

Christina User Profile
August 2016
Wow, Wow Wow. Congratulations Simon & Wendy you have created a magical visit to bygone days without any pomp & ceremony which makes for a warm and relaxing atmosphere. It was a delight to stay at Augill Castle in the gorgeous Pendragon room. Beautifully furnished with period pieces but with all the modern conveniences in the lovely bathroom. Sadly I didn't have time for a soak in the deep bathtub. We joined some of the other guests for a 3 course dinner in the dining room. Each dish was delicious, beautiful presented and the meal was well priced. Breakfast was also very enjoyable. The family and other waitstaff were all friendly and helpful. We would have liked to stay longer and will certainly be recommending Augill Castle to everyone we know & to people we meet on our travels. 5 stars is not enough !!

Linley User Profile
June 2016
We had one night experience in Augill Castle which was good. Wendy recommended us Orangery room which is good for couple who want to hide away from other guests. The day when we arrived, Wendy's daughter Emily gave us a fast tour and showed us the honesty bar. We met Wendy in the morning, she was also friendly and easy communicative. The breakfast was fantastic. Overall, it made our castle dream come true.

Cian User Profile
April 2016
The place was amazing, even better than the pictures! It was a beautiful escape from reality

Steven User Profile
August 2015
Wendy was a delight as was our stay at augill castle. Our first impressions were one of awe as we pulled into the drive and we were not disappointed. The room was comfortable, warm and inviting as were the staff. We really felt at home at augill castle and will definitely visit again

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.

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Response time: within a day

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