A far cry from the jungle (Picture: Celtic Castles/Roch Castle/Langley Castle)
The Welsh castle, which has replaced the Australian jungle as the setting for the show since the pandemic, is located in Abergele, North Wales.
The celebs’ quarters won’t be the lap of luxury, but it’s got us thinking: are there other castles you can stay at in the UK? Turn out the answer is yes – there are quite a few, and they’re pretty fancy.
While these aren’t exactly the jungle, if you’ve ever wanted to stay in a real, bona fide castle, you could do a lot worse than the ones on this list.
Cardigan Castle, Wales
The recently renovated Cardigan Castle offers both self-catered and B&B-style accommodation in Ty Castell.
Located near the market town Cardigan, you’ll have access to the castle’s two-acre grounds and on-site restaurant.
Ty Castell B&B costs £70 – £90 per room per night, self catered room prices vary
Opulence (Picture: Dromoland Castle)
Dromoland Castle, Ireland
This five-star hotel was built in the 16th century, having formerly been the seat of descendants of Irish King Brian Boru.
If you get bored of the very swish-looking interiors, there are plenty of activities you can try on the 450-acre grounds, including tennis, falconry, clay pigeon shooting and golf.
Costs start at €265 [approx £222] per room for two from 2022.
How about those views? (Picture: Glengorm Castle)
Glengorm Castle, Scotland
Glengorm, which was built in 1860, looks out over some spectacular seaside views.
Described as a ‘tranquil retreat’, this place would suit anyone looking to swerve any hustle and bustle for a while.
Prices start at around £250 a night.
This one borders on creepy, but in the best way (Picture: The Black Castle)
The Black Castle, Ireland
The suitably dramatic Black Castle is great for fans of old school rustic vibes.
This 16th-century structure is very private – in fact, you’ll get the whole place to yourself.
It costs €330 [approx £277] per night for two people.
It’s giving A Christmas Prince (Picture: Langley Castle)
Langley Castle Hotel, England
This Northumberland castle, built in the 14th century, is giving Hallmark Christmas movie fantasy.
You can stay either in their Castle View extension or inside the medieval walls of the castle itself – either way, it looks worthy of royalty to us.
Prices vary but seem to start at around £120-£140 on average.
It’s set in a whopping 60 acres (Picture: Stonefield Castle)
Stonefield Castle, Scotland
Another castle offering lovely views, this one looks out over Loch Fyne and the grounds are comprised of 60 acres of woodland.
A far cry from the Bushtucker Trials, Stonefield Castle’s award-winning restaurant offers locally-sourced seafood and beef.
Prices start at £109 a night.
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn once owned this place (Picture: Thornbury Castle)
Thornbury Castle, England
Once owned by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, this Tudor castle is the definition of lavish.
Set in 15 acres, you can try your hand at things like longbow archery, axe throwing, and falconry. If you fancy a chill day, they also offer massages and beauty treatments in the south wing.
Prices start at around £250 a night.
Stunning (Picture: Roch Castle)
Roch Castle, Wales
This 12th-century Welsh castle was restored in 2009, and sits high up on a volcanic rock hilltop, so the views are lush.
They also offer various wellness treatments including massages and reiki.
Costs £230 – £310 per room per night.
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