Augill Castle - unlike anywhere you have ever stayed beforeWhere would you rather be?
Stay in Britain's favourite Castle
Hosted by Simon & Wendy
Simon & Wendy is the host.
2 guests
10 bedrooms
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
10 bedrooms
1 bed
1 bath
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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.

Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet

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


69 Reviews

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Joshua User Profile
October 2017
Augill Castle is spectacular. The staff maintain the sophistication and elegance you would expect of a Renaissance era castle. I recommend this place to anyone looking for a fun adventure or to enjoy a quiet weekend in the country. Brilliant, all around.

Miguel User Profile
September 2017
What can I say, it is a castle. The views are beautiful, the building amazing, they offer food and drink at great prices. We got to meet great people hanging out in the music room. We loved everything about this place!

Gina User Profile
September 2017
If you have the opportunity to stay here then do so. The castle was a joy to stay in. We recommend enjoying a meal here if you are staying over for the weekend. The food is fabulous.

Dannie User Profile
July 2017
we really enjoyed out stay at the castle, it's very child friendly which is a big plus. it's more of a hotel than bnb so everything is as described you won't find any "surprises" the drive down is very scenic and the grounds are lovely.

Tom User Profile
June 2017
Real deal castle with amazing rooms and hosts.

Alice User Profile
February 2017
Simon & Wendy's home is a fantastic getaway. It was affordable, easy to find and more incredible than we imagined. The castle is quite small which makes it feel cozy and magestic at the same time. The dinners with everyone also encouraged guests to be friendly which I thought was wonderful. It's a fantastic place and I will certainly be coming again.

Stacey User Profile
October 2016
We had a lovely stay at Augil Castle. In fact, we loved it so much we stayed and extra night even though we had to switch rooms! My husband and I were traveling with our 2 kids ages 10 and 12, who loved running around the grounds, hanging out in the library and watching movies in the small adorable theatre. Our meals were delicious and the staff very friendly and helpful. Our favorite part - the honesty bar. Like a kid in a candy shop, we got to choose from a large variety of British spirits and a wonderful wine selection and then hang out in a fabulous little bar or meander to the music room. Dreamy. The rooms are delightful and all are different. We spent 2 nights in the Little Castle, which is detached from the main castle. It was very sweet, private and quiet with its own kitchen stocked with milk and tea/coffee. We also spent 2 nights in the main castle, which was wonderful as well - unique beautifully appointed rooms. Wifi is spotty. We could get it reliably at the Little Castle but not in our rooms in the main castle. If we weren't trying to plan additional parts of our trip this would not have been a big deal as it is lovely to disconnect. However, I do think it's important to know for planning purposes. We will definitely be back. Highly recommended for all.

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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 som…
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