Peckforton Castle

Peckforton CastleSet on a hillside above the rolling Cheshire plains, Britain's only intact medieval style castle invites you to enjoy a break with a difference within its magical, fortified walls. Any occasion, business or leisure, will be enhanced by the historic and picturesque surroundings. Recently refurbished, the hotel offers an elegant and comfortable base for your stay in the area. The hotel's great location provides easy access to a wealth of attractions, so you are sure to find something to suit all tastes. You can even visit the hotel's new Falconry Encounter where you will have the opportunity to meet a Golden Eagle.
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All rooms are newly refurbished and with fantastic views. The rooms are equipped with free-view TV.

Hotel details

This striking property is the realisation of the dreams of one man: Lord Tollemache, MP for Cheshire. He built Britain's grandest folly between 1844 and 1851. Standing atop a wooded hillside, its dramatic silhouette can be seen for miles across Cheshire. Today this magnificent building is the only Grade I listed Medieval castle in the UK. Privately owned, it comprises of 48 recently refurbished en suite bedrooms and the new Falconry Encounter, home to a Golden Eagle.

General information

Rating : 4 stars
Size : 48 rooms
Currency : GBP
Check-in: from 15:00 to 23:00
Check-out : 07:00 to 10:00


  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Newspapers
  • Garden
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Rooms/Facilities for Disabled Guests
  • Free Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Chapel/Shrine
  • Heating
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Gay Friendly
  • All Public and Private spaces non-smoking


  • Golf Course (within 3 km)
  • Library
  • Hiking


  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Business Centre
  • VIP Room Facilities
  • Bridal Suite
  • Internet Services
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Packed Lunches
  • Car Hire
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Included


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Food & Beverages

The Head Chef, Mark Ellis' menus are based around locally sourced produce and this is reflected in the choice of suppliers to Peckforton Castle; the kitchen uses the Cheshire Smoke House, Burrows the award winning butcher in Bunbury, Williams of Flint for their Welsh Black Beef and fresh produce from the local farms. The restaurant Manager and staff are on hand to cater to your every whim, whether it be formal or informal dining. If you are looking for your own private dining room to entertain family and friends or simply a romantic meal for 2 overlooking the grassed Ward area, you simply have to ask. Please note: from 1 August 2010 the main restaurant is longer open on Sunday evenings. The Brassiere will remain open and serves hot food.

Peckforton Castle Hotel is the only Grade 1 Listed Medieval Style Castle Hotel within the UK. All accommodation was refurbished by the current family owners and was completed in 2007. Complimentary parking is available.


Wi-fi is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge. 


Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed). 


Pets are not allowed. 

Location & area


Stone House Lane
CW6 9TN Tarporley, Nr Chester, Cheshire

Travel information

By car: - Exit the M56 at junction 10 and follow signs for the A49 for Whitchurch. - Pass Beeston Castle, the cattle market on your right and take your next right turn, signposted Peckforton Castle. Chester train station (12 miles) Manchester International Airport (36 miles) Crewe Station (20 minute drive).

Area information

Peckforton Castle is situated 12 miles from Chester city centre, 36 miles from Manchester International Airport, 20 minutes' drive from junction 16 of the M6 and halfway between Birmingham and Manchester. Oulton Park Race Course is just 5 minutes' drive away. Other attractions within a 20 minute drive include: Chester Races, Dee Races, Chester Zoo, Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Candle Work Factory, Nantwich, Crewe and Wrexham.

Hotel policies

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled up to 1 day before the date of arrival, no fee will be charged.  If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged. 

Deposit Policy

No deposit will be charged. 

VAT and city/tourist taxes

17.5 % VAT is included.  Service charge is not applicable.  City/tourist tax is not applicable. 

Meal Plan

Breakfast is included in the room rate. 

Children and Extra Bed Policy

All children are welcome.  All children or adults are charged GBP 20 per night per person for extra beds.  Maximum capacity of extra beds/babycots in a room is 1. 

Please note that in case specific policies apply to a particular room or rate, the specific room/rate policy prevails over the general hotel policy