Discover Amberley Castle’s hidden past

Amberley Castle SUS-151108-125437001
Amberley Castle SUS-151108-125437001

Amberley Castle has become the first luxury hotel to support the annual Heritage Open Day event.

Two tours will be offered of Amberley Castle, at 10.30am and 3pm on Sunday September 13, giving an exclusive opportunity to explore its 900 years of history.

Local historian Keith McKenna will guide visitors around the castle’s rooms, grounds and surroundings, presenting tales of royalists, bishops, resident ghosts and royal visitation – exploring spaces usually only accessible to hotel guests or staff.

The biggest heritage festival in the country aims to enable local people to discover the hidden history on their doorstep and to open up historic buildings not usually open to all, every event is absolutely free and includes every type of building from medieval castles, such as Amberley Castle, to shepherd’s huts, gardens, lighthouses, universities and hospitals.

Offered in addition to the tours, the castle will host a lunch on the day, with two courses offered from £25.50 per person.

The food will be served in the 12th century Queen’s room at the heart of the castle, with its barrel vaulted ceiling and historical murals, guests will be able to enjoy the award-winning menus with a fresh understanding of their historical setting.

Places are limited on the Heritage Open Day tours and for lunch, so book early to secure a place by calling Amberley Castle on 01798 831992. For further general information on Amberley Castle, visit

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