Langley Castle: 14th century’s luxury today!

Amazing Europe | | January 14, 2011 at 1:50 am




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Open the doors of inspiration and experience the stirring splendor of the 14th century colossal architecture by booking a stay in the Langley Castle. It is no more a castle now as it has adapted itself to meet the accommodation needs of the travelers in England. Yes, this Grade I listed edifice, formerly a medieval tower dwelling, is now a refurbished opulent hotel that is the crown of the Langley hamlet in the south Tyne valley of Northumberland.

Erected in 1350 under the rule of Edward III, the Langley Castle has astonishingly preserved its structural reliability to such an extent that now it is among the handful of medieval Castle Hotels of the nation. Well settled in its private woodland estate, the fortified hotel’s thick walls acts as an insulator against the hustling life outside for ensuring a tranquil shelter inside in its bygone era making an ideal atmosphere of experiencing a special break.

The Langley Castle is the best preference for private functions, outstanding dining, exclusive use, or for a weekend break in Langley. What is even more enticing is the fact that this castle hotel provides you a great chance to discover the Hadrian’s Wall besides the landscape and history of Northumberland. In addition, one of the most notable aspects of this castle is its south west tower dominated by some 12 garderobes distributed in a group of four to each floor.

Rooms

There are in total 27 guest rooms each of which are unique. A majority of them are equipped with private facilities including bathrooms and four-poster beds. Other facilities in the rooms/suites include tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, phone, 24-hour room service, and limited room service to have hot food.

You can choose from a multitude of rooms and suites: Castle View Suite, Percy Room, Tindale Room, Cadwallader Room, De Lucy Room, Greenwich Room, Derwentwater Room, Radcliffe Room, Tower Room, Josephine Room, and Castle View Room.

Amenities

  • Non-Smoking throughout
  • Air conditioning, but only in certain rooms
  • Cots
  • Concierge
  • License car
  • Parking on site for free (no reservation required)
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms and public
  • Meeting facilities
  • Restaurant
  • TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Interconnecting rooms
  • Porter
  • Lift
  • Private dining services
  • Lounge
  • Breakfast
  • Mountain bike hire
  • Quad biking
  • Horse riding
  • News channels
  • Sky sports channels
  • Free movie channels
  • Music channels
  • Channels for kids
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Newspapers
  • Grounds
  • Rooms for the disabled guests along with the facilities
  • Banquet facilities
  • Gift shop
  • Packed lunches (good for picnic)
  • Bicycle on rent
  • Show shine
  • Fax
  • Photocopying
  • Wake up call

Activities

Explore the:

  • Hadrian’s Wall
  • Hexham
  • Local Walks
  • Northumberland
  • Newcastle
  • Durham
  • Sunderland
  • The Lake District
  • Biking
  • Swimming
  • Race Courses
  • Golf

These are all for your recreation!

Restaurant

This is the awarded Josephine’s Restaurant (2 AA Rosettes) where you can enjoy its candlelight dinner. Explore the flavors of the regional produce along with the local game. Dining here is an experience to relish! And yes, for each gourmet, there is a tantalizing array of variety of cuisines that distinctly features a modern English twist. The restaurant also specializes in sampling menus: main courses, desserts, market menu, children menu, lunch menu, afternoon tea menu, Sunday lunch menu, light snacks, and festive lunches.

There is also a superb drawing room for drinks, which is adorned with the log fire as well as stained-glass windows. This sumptuous zone with blazing fire as well as wealthy furnishings values the cozy atmosphere of its surroundings making it a top zone to calm down with some liquids. It is not about the attention to detail, but it is the attentively discreet service amidst the private as well as relaxing atmosphere that evokes a forgotten era.

Honors

The Langley Castle Hotel is the winner of the ‘Best Small Hotel 2006’ (North East tourism awards).

Rates

Starts from £169 and hikes up to £275, but this is dependent on the seasons; so, kindly check on the Web for time to time rates.

So, what are you waiting for?

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