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Castles & Special Places

Special means different things to different people, but if we are talking about distinctive, out of the ordinary, exceptional, wow places to stay

We know a few that might just tick your box. We have spent almost 20 years touring the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland, and have found some sublime places to en route.

How about an impressive Irish castle estate packed full of history stretching back to the 16th century, or a cool, modern luxury suite on a tiny island with panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean? Perhaps you dream about a first-class steam train trip that ends with a night in a five-star hotel; a sprawling Highland farmhouse with fresh food to die for or a weekend behind the wheel in a Ferrari 360 spider, coupled with staying in a luxurious Scottish castle. We also have holidays dedicated to staying in the most extraordinary castles and country houses of Scotland and Ireland, alongside exceptional driving experiences and tours with the very best local guides.

Leaving the mainland is always a thrill – whether by ferry to a wee island renowned for peace and tranquillity, by rickety bridge to enter a world of luxury and seclusion – the perfect addition to a spectacularly romantic honeymoon, or by plane to land on the magical Shetland Isles to enjoy a stay at a haunted hotel. Four-poster beds, stunning views, roaring log fires, fresh seafood: let us know what’s special for you and we’ll make sure we include it as the highlight of your holiday.


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