19 rooms from £315 per night
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“A historic stay amidst the English countryside, with fine dining to boot. Atmospheric rooms, moat, and oak portcullis, not to mention a resident peacock, acres of manicured grounds, and several suits of armour. Enormous beds and sink into sofas ensure rooms are made for lingering.”

“A historic stay amidst the English countryside, with fine dining to boot. Atmospheric rooms, moat, and oak portcullis, not to mention a resident peacock, acres of manicured grounds, and several suits of armour. Enormous beds and sink into sofas ensure rooms are made for lingering.”

Hotel Review

Enjoying a commanding position over the chocolate-box village of Amberley, the castle from which it gets its namesake, is a 12th-century stay in heart of West Sussex. As you ascend its formidable driveway, beneath its drawbridge gate, you are greeted by more welcoming interiors. Rooms are far cosier than this grandiose edifice suggests, whilst still original features, including lead-pained arched windows and the odd suit of armour. Award-winning dining is superb, with as much as possible seasonal and locally sourced. The ‘three-course’ dinner changes daily, consisting of canapés to start and an amuse-bouche in between each course. For breakfast, a small buffet of expertly baked pastries, fresh fruit, as well as an enormous section of loose-leaf teas and pots of strong coffee. The full English, or eggs any style is a prerequisite to a day spent traversing the surrounding countryside. Not feeling that exertive? Explore the castle’s manicured grounds, keeping an eye out for Bob the white peacock – a long-serving resident at Amberly Castle and guest favourite. Alternatively take a scenic stroll down the village, where you’ll find a charming local pub, tea room, potter’s barn, and not much else! There’s also a tennis court, plus the lively market town of Arundel is just a short drive away.
Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • Award-winning dining, Amberley Castle serves a superb wine-pairing menu
  • Country Escape
  • You'd struggle to find a more quintessentially English country stay
 

Written by Megan Lambert

Recommended For

  • Foodies
  • Award-winning dining, Amberley Castle serves a superb wine-pairing menu
  • Country Escape
  • You'd struggle to find a more quintessentially English country stay
  • Local markets
  • The charming village of Amberley is just a few minutes walk and has a pub, potters, tea shop, and a few small shops
  • Sights nearby
  • Take a drive through to the nearby market town of Arundel, with its formidable castle and cathedral
  • Tennis
  • There are courts and equipment for guests to use
  • Golf
  • 18 Hole professionally designed putting course
  • Other Activities
  • Great walking trails through the South Downs
  • Croquet
  • Romantic
  • Four poster beds
  • Traditional
  • Restaurant
  • Historic
  • Antiques
  • Village
  • Child friendly

Facilities

  • Outdoor dining
  • Internet
  • Meeting Room
  • Wifi
  • Four poster beds
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Child friendly
  • Suites

Activities

  • Local markets
  • The charming village of Amberley is just a few minutes walk and has a pub, potters, tea shop, and a few small shops
  • Sights nearby
  • Take a drive through to the nearby market town of Arundel, with its formidable castle and cathedral
  • Tennis
  • There are courts and equipment for guests to use
  • Golf
  • 18 Hole professionally designed putting course
  • Other Activities
  • Great walking trails through the South Downs
  • Croquet

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