A romantic castle filled with four-poster beds, open fireplaces and Whirlpool bathrooms.
You wouldn’t think somewhere with a portcullis and 60ft stone walls could be that romantic. Unless you’ve been to Amberley Castle. Its 19 individually designed bedrooms are named after Sussex castles and bishops, and feature four-poster beds, open fireplaces and Whirlpool bathrooms.
As you can imagine, it’s not easy walking away from this level of comfort, but when you do eventually emerge, why not take a wander around the 1920s landscaped gardens?There’s plenty of rose-covered arches to kiss under and serene ponds filled with Koi Carp, as well as a tennis court, 18-course golf course and croquet lawn (ideal if your relationship is the competitive kind).
Famous for long sunshine hours, royal visits and Billy Butlin, the seaside town of Bognor Regis, on the border of the South Downs National Park, is the perfect destination for a family-friendly short break.