Turreted castle made for knights and damsels
Play prince and princess at this medieval style castle set in the Cheshire countryside. Turreted Peckforton Castle certainly ticks the boxes for a luxury romantic break in historic surrounds.
• Turrets, towers and a real portcullis. • Fairytale charm mixed with up-to-the-minute comforts. • Treats ranging from spa treatments to falcolnry.
Hit the Spot
Nine miles from Chester in the village of Taporley.
There are two restaurants, an atmospheric bar and extensive grounds. Plus plenty of historic features – mullioned windows, stone spiral staircases and open fires.
Good to know
It's a popular venue for weddings and country sports.
ClosedOpen all year
ParkingValet parking is available.
AirportManchester – 28 miles
TrainChester station – ten miles
LocationStone House Lane, Peckforton, Tarporley, Chester, Cheshire, CW6 9TN, United Kingdom
48 rooms and suites
Opulent and indvidually styled bedrooms boast original features and are all designed with luxury romantic breaks in mind. Choose a fairytale four poster room or an Executive rooms with a spacious relaxation areas. Historic features are blended with modern comforts, so you can expect flat screen TVs, complimentary high speed Wi-Fi, hospitality trays and pampering bathroom products.
Eat & Drink
Peckforton Castle's three AA Rosette 1851 Restaurant offers a very special dining experience, featuring classical French and modern British cuisine. Head chef Mark Ellis and his team major on using locally grown and reared produce and aim to serve up classic dishes brimming with flavour and reflecting the seasons.
For more informal dining (paninis, sandwiches or beer-battered fish and chips), try the 2010 Brasserie, located in the former scullery of the Castle, features many of the amazing features of the original kitchen including two cast iron cooking ranges dating back to the 1840s. There is also a courtyard for al fresco summer dining.
Buffet breakfast is served until 10am.
Available 24 hours
See & Do
The magnificent grounds at Peckforton Castle lend themselves to a range of outdoor activites. You can try your hand at archery or clay shooting (pre-arranged of course), off-road driving or mountain bike rides. There are also giant garden games and you can order a picnic lunch to take along.
The walled city of Chester is just 15 minutes away with its 1,000 year old cathedral, Roman amphitheatre and fabulous stores. There's also world-famous Chester zoo, river rides and racecourse.
Take time out at the castle's Tranquility Spa. You can get drenched in the Caribbean Experience shower, soak in the outdoor hot tub or book pamper treatments.