- Spend the afternoon in one of four spectacular castles across the UK
- Indulge in either a cream tea for two or afternoon tea for two depending on location
Whichever castle you choose, you’ll be treated to a delicious spread, including scrumptious scones with jam and cream served alongside your choice of freshly brewed tea.
What happens on the day?
This experience entitles two people to an afternoon treat for two at one of the following castles (please note that the contents of each afternoon treat varies according to location: contact the supplier for more details when booking):
Ruthin Castle – Wales
Ruthin Castle has been welcoming guests, including kings and queens, for several hundred years. Set amid acres of woods and parkland in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Ruthin Castle is a truly romantic hotel steeped in history. The castle dates back to the legend of King Arthur with notable owners including King Edward I, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. The Library Bar and Cornwallis Lounge – with its fabulous carved-stone fireplace – are ideal locations to enjoy your traditional afternoon tea. Or why not enjoy your tea ‘al fresco’ on the adjoining Bar Terrace or in the Peacock Garden with views over the castle grounds in warmer months?
Lumley Castle – County Durham
Standing proud for more than 600 years, the magnificent spectacle of Lumley Castle dominates the County Durham landscape. Surrounded by beautiful parklands overlooking the River Wear and Durham County Cricket Ground, Lumley Castle is a magnificent monument to a bygone age of chivalry and honour. You’ll enjoy a delicious spread of assorted finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and preserves, a selection of freshly baked cakes all served with a selection of fine teas and coffee. This can be enjoyed in either in the Library Bar or Black Knight Restaurant – both rooms boast the sort of stunning features you would expect from a 13th-century castle.
Glenapp Castle – Scotland
Glenapp is a magnificently restored Scottish baronial castle and Michelin-starred venue. Nestled in 36 acres of glorious gardens on the rugged Ayrshire coast in Ballantrae, this five-star Relais & Châteaux Hotel boasts spectacular views. Gaze out across the Irish Sea to the island of Arran and the massive granite rock of Ailsa Craig, the perfect setting to enjoy an afternoon tea for two including a wonderful selection of teas, sandwiches and various delights to satisfy the sweetest tooth. Why not enjoy a walk in the castle gardens before or after your afternoon tea and take in the magnificent surroundings?
Chiddingstone Castle – Kent
Set in 35 acres of beautiful grounds which include a lake open to fishermen, a rose garden and some magnificent woodland, this glorious castle in Kent is an ideal venue to enjoy a cream tea for two before wandering around the historic grounds. Throughout the opening season, visitors can discover Samurai Warriors, Egyptian treasures and enjoy nature trails in the grounds. You’ll enjoy your scrumptious cream tea for two, including homemade scones, Cornish clotted cream and homemade jam, with a choice of tea or coffee in the delightful vintage Tea Room, before entering the castle for a self-guided tour.
Who is the experience suitable for?A
• Please note that some of the venues are adult only and a minimum age of 21 applies
• At all others under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult
• Disabled access varies depending on hotel chosen – please check when booking
When can I do this?A
Availability varies according to location:
Ruthin Castle - seven days a week from 12.00 to 17.00
Lumley Castle - Mondays to Saturdays from 14.30 to 17.30
Glenapp Castle - Mondays to Saturdays from 14.30 to 16.30
Chiddingtone Castle - Sundays to Wednesdays, April to October, from 11.00 to 17.00 (last entry 16.15)
Date restrictions may apply. Pre-booking is essential. Please contact the supplier at the time of booking for updated availability.
We recommend you book at least two weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.
Please allow approximately 1 hour 30 minutes for your tea.
Where can I do this?A
Ruthin Castle - Vale of Clwyd, Wales
Lumley Castle - near Durham, County Durham
Glenapp Castle - approximately 1.5 miles south east of Ballantrae, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Chiddingtone Castle - near Edenbridge, Kent
What additional information is there?A
Please mention any dietary requirements at the time of booking.
The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary according to location.
How does this work?A
All you have to do is pay for the experience and we’ll send a voucher through the post, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.
What about insurance?A
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.
How much is postage?A
Postage is charged at £2.45