Visiting castles, palaces and stately homes is a pleasure, but sleeping in them is a thrill. Written by British travel journalist, Sorrel Downer, the Royal Holiday Handbook is your guide to Britain’s most unique and exclusive accommodation. From stately home hotels and inns on royal estates, to castles, follies and cliff-top forts to rent and call your very own (if only for a week or weekend), each has been hand-picked for combining a history of romance and scandal with the necessary towers, turrets and moats. Over the centuries, they have hosted kings, queens, dukes, lairds, mistresses, knights, social climbers - and the occasional ghost! Now restored, luxuriously furnished (and equipped with all mod cons), the same royal hospitality is extended to you.
Plus discover where the Royal Family buy their gifts, jewels, kippers, gloves, cereal, champagne, shirts and handmade shoes and shop for the Best of British with The Royal Shopping Directory. Features over 100 holiday properties. Illustrated.