Amberley Castle - 900 years of history to enjoy Afternoon Tea or a meal in
Nestled in the heart of the Sussex Downs is the most beautiful hotel that's absolutely steeped in history!
Amberley Castle became a hotel in 1989 - but it's actually 900 years old! The land where Amberley Castle stands was gifted to Bishop Wilfrid in 683AD by Caedewalla, the King of Wessex. The current buildings originally were a timber-framed hunting lodge; that was built in 1103 by Bishop Luffa, so there's been quite a transformation since then, to a fortified manor house under the supevision of several bishops who were resident.
King Charles II visited Amberley twice; the castle was a royalist stronghold during the Civil War. Today, it’s full of interesting historical items, such as antiques and fine fabrics and it retains many of its original features.
In the gardens (there are 12 acres of them), camellias and magnolias will delight; Koi carp swim in the ponds and you may spot the resident peacock.
BuyaGift.co.uk have a number of different Food experiences here, giving you the chance to enjoy Afternoon Tea with Garden Entry; a Champagne Afternoon Tea, or a Three Course Dinner for Two. Prices start at £68, but you can get 15% off through BuyaGift.co.uk if you use the code 15AHW2021 – it’s valid until 31 December 2020.
Head to BuyaGift.co.uk here to see the different experiences available at Amberley Castle