Cheshire, United Kingdom

Peckforton Castle

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • This 4-star Grade I medieval-style castle has featured in "Robin Hood" & "Doctor Who"
  • You can dine in the 3-AA-Rosette 1851 Restaurant
  • Facilities at the hotel include air-rifle shooting, Segways & a Land Rover experience, or you can relax in the spa

79% (28 Member Ratings)

"Surroundings with good views of countryside. Great food."
Aug 31, 2016
Huddersfield, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The hotel is off Stone House Lane and Horsley Lane, just off the A49. Chester is a 35-minute drive away.

Rooms & Rates

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You arrive at Peckforton Castle via a long sweeping drive through the Gate House lodge and the forest before entering by way of a portcullis. The hotel is built in the style of a medieval castle and is surrounded by 4000 acres of forest. The Grade I-listed building was built in the 19th century and has featured in movies including "Robin Hood" and "Doctor Who".

Beeston Castle and Woodland Park, a former royal castle and part of English Heritage, is around a five minutes' drive away. The Ice Cream Farm, a family-friendly ice-cream parlour and adventure park is approximately 10 minutes' drive away.

The 1851 Restaurant has three AA Rosettes, and serves classical French and modern British cuisine. "Dining in the 1851 Restaurant is a memorable experience", according to The AA Hotel Guide, 2016. The 2010 Brasserie is more informal and is located in the former scullery of the castle and maintains original features including two cast-iron cooking ranges.

There are 48 bedrooms in total; all rooms are individually designed and combine many original features.

There are lots of facilities at the hotel including air rifle shooting, archery, laser clay pigeon shooting and Segways. If you're a petrol head, try the Land Rover experience, or for a more calming break, relax in the spa.

From the press:

  • "This Grade I medieval-style castle has been sympathetically renovated to provide high standards of comfort without losing its original charm and character" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2016



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free
  • Sauna


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 10.30am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request: £10 per night for children aged 2 and under, £30 per night for children aged 3 to 15, This includes breakfast. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel
There is no extra bed available for older children or adults.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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28 Member Reviews
(79% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: It is beautiful to look at.
Other Comments: The room was very dirty and had not been dusted or hoovered for months.
Tracy Sep 01, 2016 Rotherham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Surroundings with good views of countryside. Great food.
Other Comments: Given rubbish room initially, but did change room on request.
Claire Aug 31, 2016 Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The location was beautiful as was the castle itself
Other Comments: They need to concentrate on the small things such as replacing toiletries and tea bags etc in the room on our 2nd day we had to ring down for them to be replaced, just a small thing but something that should be standard service in a hotel of this quality.
Jacqueline Aug 26, 2016 Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The uniqueness of the surroundings.
Other Comments: We were glad that we had booked at the Travelzoo rate. A few members of staff were quite attentive but on the whole the quality of the service was disappointing. We stood at the coffee bar waiting to order drinks with a member of staff's back to us as he was making coffee for someone else. A simple acknowledgement would have been fine. At dinner in the main restaurant we were asked if we would like to see the dessert menu only then to be forgotten about. Some 20 minutes later we had to ask again to see the menu. Cooked breakfast the following morning was lukewarm. A fellow guest on the next table complained that he and his wife had waited over 25 minutes for a bowl of porridge and eventually went to get a cooked breakfast as he did not want to wait any longer. By contrast the man who served us in the wine cellar was very pleasant and we were served very quickly. We felt that on the whole the quality of the service could have been better. A previous visit last year had been more impress
Joseph Aug 25, 2016 Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: No all poor, service in the resturant was painfully slow and we were not given the correct wine we ordered with out meal.
Other Comments: We were moved rooms 3 times before we actually checked in. The rooms we were given were of a poor quality and very small. TV's did not work and the shower would not hold up in a high position. One of our rooms you could not walk around the furniture as there was not enough space.
Andrew Aug 19, 2016 Glossop, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Lovely setting in the heart of beautiful Cheshire countryside and the hotel is very striking, built in the style of a medieval castle. We enjoyed a romantic night away and a great meal in the 1851 restaurant. Also the wine cellar bar in an old stone vaulted which was lit by candle light was very atmospheric.
Nigel Aug 18, 2016 Northwich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: set in lovely woodland then you see the castle its great
Other Comments: food was very nice
John Jul 29, 2016 North Anston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Everything
Claire Jul 22, 2016 Codsall, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Lovely setting Peaceful the following morning Lovely room
Other Comments: 1. Hot tub not available 2. Prom was being held, as our room above the music could be heard loudly till 12.00 and after noisy as people left 3. Not asked if wanted help with luggage, and room not easy to find as there was filming going on, we were up and down stairs 4.Meal pre booked for us at 8.15, not given any other option. Did not receive starter till 9.00 5. Did not feel relaxed with this hotel experience
Sue Jul 01, 2016 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The unique experience
Margaret Jun 22, 2016 Goole, United Kingdom

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