Castle Hotel

A Hotel in Leicester, Leicestershire

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Castle Hotel, Leicester

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NEWLY REFURBISHED - SUPER BEDROOMS!!The Castle Hotel has 21 en suite rooms all with flat screen TVs with Freeview, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and board and hairdryer. There is a renowned Chef and Brewer restaurant as well a Function room catering for 120 people.The Hotel is just 5 mins from the M1, Junction 21a and is the ideal venue for business or pleasure.This fine building dates back to the 1630s when it was the Castle farmhouse and the nearby Kirby Castle was still inhabitable. It replaced another farmhouse on the same site which probably stretched back to the middle ages.

What a story its walls could tell, such as when, during the siege of Leicester in1645, Parliamentary roundheads were billeted in the castle and no doubt sought food from the farmhouse. The noble Kirby Castle at one time possessed another tower which was demolished in the 18th century and the bricks used elsewhere in the village, noticeably in the repair of the Castle farmhouse, of further adding to its character and historical charm.Kirby Castle is now over 500 years old and is one of the last fortified houses (being a castle only by name). The embrasures for cannons are amongst the earliest known, but so unfortunately placed that anything fired from them would have hit another part of the building.When the estate came up for sale in 1918, a farming tradition that stretched back, centuries was coming to an end.

Yet this was not the end of the story, for the Castle farmhouse had becomeThe Castle Hotel

3 star rating

From: £55.00


  • Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
  • Cots available
  • Wedding Licence
  • Car parking available onsite
  • Wi-Fi Available
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • TV
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Trouser press in each room
  • Telephone In Each Room
  • Limited room service for hot food
  • Wake Up Call Available
  • Ground floor bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas
  • Wi-Fi Available In Rooms
  • Private dining services
  • Bar
  • Radio

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