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Stone House Lane, Tarporley CW6 9TN England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 9 Specialty lodging in Tarporley
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Welcome to Peckforton Castle - An enchanting Hotel in the heart of Cheshire. Rising majestically above the Cheshire landscape, the castle is both enigmatic and enchanting. Originally the home of Lord Tollemache and built in the early 19th Century, this Grade I listed building is the only intact medieval style Castle in the country. Over the years the castle has been the location for numerous movies including Robin Hood and Dr Who. Now owned by the Naylor family, the stunning exterior has been complemented by a loving and considered restoration programme resulting in a magnificent hotel and venue offering contemporary luxury and impeccable service. Services include 48 stunning individual guest rooms, conference, events, and wedding facilities for up to 180. Tranquility beauty, on site Falconry and team activities all adding up to a rather magical experience. Dining at the Castle truly is a special occasion, welcoming the public as well as hotel guests. The 1851 Restaurant offers a dining experience fit for royalty. Holder of 3 AA Rosettes and a Taste Cheshire Award. Alternatively the more informal and cosmopolitan 2010 Brasserie, located in the former scullery of the castle, features many of the amazing features of the original scullery including two cast iron cooking ranges dating back to the 1840's. Peckforton Castle's enchanting medieval style beauty and stunning location make it a truly impressive and desirable venue for weddings, christenings, birthday parties, or just about anything that's worth celebrating. Everything plays a part; the fabulous setting, stunning location, the attentive service and smiling faces, the bespoke menus and decorations. A magnificent venue for conferencing and meetings. Within the medieval walls, old and new combine seamlessly to offer state of the art multi media and conference facilities. Captivating on arrival, Peckforton Castle's unspoilt, natural beauty will stimulate and motivate, delight the eye, inspire the mind, tantalise the taste buds and leave you enchanted.
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Carl C wrote a review Yesterday
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom40 contributions2 helpful votes
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Stunning overnight stay at Peckforton Castle. The staff was fantastic and Covid compliant, Groupon deal included dinner and brekfast, both of which were of an excellent standard, maybe the best hotel room we have ever stayed in!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear carlos19861986, Thank you for your five star review. It is always great to hear that a guests stay has been perfect and I assure you it never gets old. Next time you’re visiting call the team at the castle and we will try our best to get you into the same room which you loved so much! We look forward to seeing you again. Steven Cropper
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Nic S wrote a review Oct 24
Nottingham, United Kingdom289 contributions100 helpful votes
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We spent a pleasant night at the stunning Peckforton Castle, including a 3 course meal at the restaurant. The grounds and building is magnificent, very well looked after. It's quite magical to walk around. We had no phone signal at all at the hotel but the WiFi speed was more than enough for emails, social media, web browsing etc. The food in the restaurant was really good, and the service from every member of staff we encountered was excellent. Everybody was professional, polite and friendly. When we went for dinner the previous people hadn't paid their bill yet so we were asked to sit in reception for a few minutes and were given complimentary prosecco. That's how service should be done, we wouldn't have minded the short wait but the offer of a free drink just goes a level above to show the hotel actually cares about your experience. COVID-19 protocol is largely very good, with clear signs, masks-on rules and hand sanitizer everywhere. There was one exception, see below. The negatives of our stay... Minor things but worthy of losing a star. 1. Our room (304) has terrible curtains. Because of the shape of the poles for both sets of curtains the curtains don't meet in the middle. They both have a 2-3 inch gap. This means that at night the room is lit up from the outside lighting and when day light starts in the morning at 6am the room is filled with light which woke us both up. This is annoying and easily fixed with a better pole or just a big peg for the curtains! 2. At breakfast they brought us to a table that wasn't cleaned. The waiter said he'd just sanitise it for us (after we had sat down) then wiped some crumbs off one part of it with a cloth. There was still fingerprints and even jam/ketchup on the table. It wasn't sanitised. The staff need better training on this and nobody should be brought to their table until it's been cleaned properly. 3. Breakfast was bang average. The poached eggs were right on the edge of done, 20 secs longer and they wouldn't have been runny. Bacon was dried and clearly cooked in advance then left in a warming drawer or under a heat lamp. Sausage very tasty but small and only 1. Hash brown was missing - by the time a waiter went by I'd eaten 25% so by the time the hash brown would've arrived I'd have been nearly done. Breakfast was fine for a Groupon deal but if I'd been charged £15-16 for it as per the menu price I would have been very unhappy as the portions are very stingy. Overall, would I stay again? Yes absolutely as it's very good and just needs some minor tweaks. Got £160 on Groupon we had a room with 3 course meal and breakfast which is great value for a special place.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear 950nics, Thank you for your recent review. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit and It is great to hear you would revisit us in the future. Can I take the time to thank you for you detailed feedback also, it will help us improve moving forward, something which we constantly aim to achieve. See you again in the not to distant future hopefully. Steven Cropper
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Leanne D wrote a review Oct 23
Welshpool, United Kingdom79 contributions10 helpful votes
We visited the castle for our anniversary and I have to say it's pretty amazing. The venue is perfect and there are some lovely views. For the type of venue it is I expected more for dinner, but the service was very good however the food was pretty standard with very little choice. We ordered beer battered haddock which had hardly any fish in it at all with fries. It didn't feel like you were eating in the castle rather the local pub. (same standards). The breakfast on the other hand was lovely. The biggest issue came when I found a peice of glass in my drink!! I took the glass to reception who didn't fill me with confidence that it would be taken seriously. She threw it in the bin and said thank you for letting me know. Hope that it was as I asked that the ice was looked into as it was mixed in with it. I'm very glad I didn't finish my drink or I could have been in a tricky scenario. Other than the food and the glass I throughly enjoyed my stay and would certainly recommend and would definitely book again.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Steven Cropper, General Manager at Peckforton Castle
Responded 3 days ago
Dear 382leanned, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit and would like to recommend the 1851 Restaurant upon your next visit. The brasserie which you dined in is a more home comfort style of food rather than the finer dining option served in the 1851. All of our ice scoops are stainless steel so I am unsure to be honest as to how the glass got in the glass, nether the less, I did speak to the team who were made aware of the issue and of course as a result, emptied and cleaned the ice wells. We hope to see you again very soon. Steven Cropper
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Dina wrote a review Oct 21
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I’m very sorry and disappointed with the voucher I bought to use in March for my partner birthday. We requested a day of annual leave and I booked the hotel with a meal in the restaurant. Sure we completely understand with Covid situation the hotel closed and we need to try to rebook. But because we don’t leave close all the days we have available the hotel was always fully booked and the other dates we couldn’t because we work. We try even to book and pay 50£ extra do go in a weekend but again our dates are always booked. In the end of September I called to try to rebook and the lady who answer told me I should request the refund of the voucher to groupon because they couldn’t rebook because the time expired. I contacted groupon (as I did with other vouchers) and they are happy to refund me but they ask for an email from the hotel to prove then we did not use the voucher. Surprise, surprise another staff member answered the phone and first told me I loose the voucher because the voucher was for March, what I explained was the Covid situation and not because we don’t want to use the birthday present I bought. After she decided she needs to read the emails I have from groupon (what again it is not right) but I send her the emails. And now she emailed and told me I need to rebook until next March. Everything wrong because Covid it is not their fault Also not mine and If we can’t use the voucher until maximum the end of November I want my money back. Also this staff member is very patronising and she works in a castle but must understand she is not the Queen. We are customers and with what we pay it is possible for her to have a salary. Be kind and humble it is very important.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Steven Cropper, General Manager at Peckforton Castle
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am looking into the issues highlighted with Groupon to ensure clarity when speaking to either the team here or indeed with any other third party agent we use. COVID has had a huge impact on the industry and many others. Lower staffing levels unfortunately has impacted us and we are working on ensuring we are still delivering exceptional service.
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Paul G wrote a review Oct 19
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I recently visited the castle with a view to enquiring for a wedding venue. In all honesty the overwhelmingly pretentious atmosphere and attitude of the staff was very off putting. And for the money, you really don’t get any special feeling of exclusivity at all. Not to mention how much dressing the rooms would need to come alive! Over all was a rather underwhelming experience and I would not be happy spending my money or such a special day in a place of such average appeal.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Steven Cropper, General Manager at Peckforton Castle
Responded 6 days ago
Dear U8180IGpaulg. Thank you for your recent review. I am sorry to hear that your recent visit was anything less than perfect. Where we usually thrive in the area of guest satisfaction is appears that in this instance we may have fell short. Underwhelming is something I have not heard the castle be associated with. The castle is most definitely the opposite and the appeal for weddings is something which thousands of people can only dream of. That said, each to there own and I understand the appeal may not be there for everybody. I hope you find the perfect venue and you are able to celebrate and enjoy your special day. Regards Steven Cropper
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PRICE RANGE
$238 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCheshireTarporley
NUMBER OF ROOMS
48
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Frequently Asked Questions about Peckforton Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Peckforton Castle?
Nearby attractions include Land Rover Experience (1.1 miles), Bunbury Mill (2.5 miles), and Sandstone Trail (3.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Peckforton Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Peckforton Castle?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Peckforton Castle?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Peckforton Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Egerton Arms, The Alvanley Arms, and Dysart Arms.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Peckforton Castle?
Yes, guests have access to locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Peckforton Castle?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Peckforton Castle offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Peckforton Castle?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Bunbury Mill (2.5 miles).
Does Peckforton Castle have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Peckforton Castle accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.