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Slept so good. SO GOOD.
Jet lag is kind of awesome, except for the killer headaches, because I can go to bed at normal people time and then wake up at seven am on the dot with no alarm clock. This morning that meant curling up with the kids watching more Arthur. We walked the kids to school and Holly took me into her classroom to see her topic book, full of pictures and writings about the sea side. Holly has ...
... English afternoon tea. Once we got back from the grocery store, we had some more tea. Brian went to go canoeing and Pat was doing some house work, so I just laid on the couch and watched some tele....can't remember the last time I've done that! For dinner we had Sunday dinner and it was delicious!! I wish we had that every week. Then after dinner there was more tea. My goodness I've never had so much tea in a day. The English do love their tea! Overall it was lovely proper English ...
It rained overnight.
It was raining in the morning.
We were all tired and not feeling like another day's cycling.
Fortunately our stop at Falmer and the next night at Amberley are ...
... I think it is adding texture and bulk but not a whole lot of anything else. So all this mystery over the famous scones and clotted cream must be more traditional because that’s all they had way back when, rather than a tasty treat of the ages. I will continue to eat scones and clotted cream because I like the tradition and the sense of “Englishness” but it won’t be something I go out of my way to get because of the taste.
... mother Elizabeth, and Anthony in a traditional morning suit.
The reception had a distinctly English countryside flavour with colourful bunting, hay bales and a great band. Letters of congratulations were received from the likes of the local MP, London mayor Boris Johnson, PM David Cameron and – no kidding – Her Majesty (via one of One’s ladies-in-waiting). The Best Mens’ speech centred around a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Amberley Castle
My husband and I stayed at Amberley Castle in May. We were impressed by the beauty and the history of the castle. Spent a wonderful afternoon exploring the incredible grounds and also the old church next door. We stayed in the Bodiam room which was actually inside the castle walls. The room was lovely and luxurious while trying to stay within the theme of the castle (don"t worry, the bathroom was beautiful and modern, even includes a nice whirlpool tub). Our bed was very comfortable. We had dinner in the restaraunt. While the meal was very expensive, it was incredible (VAT and tip included in the price). Overall, we were blown away by the experience and are telling all our friends to stay there while in England.
My husband, I and another couple visited the castle for afternoon tea. It truly was a most memorable experience. Everything was to perfection. The grounds are beautiful and the staff very pleasant. We had our tea in the library with the open fire blazing, a beautiful setting. The food was exquisite and very plentiful. Real value for money. I would definately recommend a trip here, but don't forget to book first.
Although I didn't stay here, did have a wonderful afternoon tea. This is by appointment only but well worth it. This was the second time I have had tea there and the service was fantastic, again. It is not held in the dining room but in one of the lounges. The first time there was a blazing fire in the fireplace and with it raining outside, and a cup of tea in my hand, I thought "now this is civilized living". This time (last week) there was no fire (it wasn't raining, surprise surprise) but the effect was still the same. I would highly recommend if you are in the area to call for an appointment for afternoon tea.
My boyfriend and I (21 and 20) stayed here and although we had a wonderful time we felt very out of place. We walked in in jeans and sneakers after travelling all day and were looked at in shock! I understand of course that you should dress up for the restaurant etc but just to check in??? Thats a bit much! We wandered around the main part of the castle...all the time being watched as though we were about to walk off with one of the terrific suits of armour or antiques. Once we'd got out of the reception area and off to our rooms we felt better!
Amberley castle is set in idyllic countryside. Despite reservations about the fact that the clientele might be slightly old and the setting a little staid I was reassured by the very positive reviews on this site and the recommendation from the 'Mr & Mrs Smith' Guide. The majority of my stay was lovely, the room was pleasant and the food in the restaurant was good the bed however was the most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept in; soft is an understatement! After a virtually sleepless night I complained at the desk only to be told 'a note of my comments would be made'. No reduction to the bill or adequate apology was made and what should have been a romantic weekend was ruined by having to return home the next morning to get some sleep!
Not strange at all. My husband and I just spent a night alone there celebrating our 11th anniversary and yes we left our four children with their grandparents, its not a hotel for children. The castle and grounds are beautiful, staff was very nice and helpful and our dinner was excellent. My husband and I were the youngest couple there, we are in our thirties but who cares? We went for the history and romance and we got both. The castle is quiet and beautiful and you can climb up the walls and walk around everywhere and really get a feel for the history, they also gave us a complimentary book on the castle which was nice. We meet the owner a few times, sitting out with his dogs and he is very nice too. I would highly recommend this castle to anyone.
No kids allowed
It might be a nice place for mom and lawyer dad but without kids, as they do not accept kids less than 12 years old. Seems to be a strange place.
Amberley Castle, even in the dead of winter, is the most wonderful location for a romantic wedding anniversary celebration. The service is beyond compare, unintrusive and professional, and the rooms are just out of this world. A variety of delightful animals add to the beauty of the experience. Quite simply, Amberley Castle has to be seen to be believed!!!
I have visited 40+ countries in the world and have stayed at hundreds of properties. Amberley Castle, quite simply, is truly one of THE best in the world. You know you are entering a different world when you pull up to the gate, it slowy opens as if by magic, and there in front of you is your stunning 900-year old castle for the duration of your stay!