• make new friends

  • every princess can wake up in their own castle

  • a castle for all generations

  • a happy family atmosphere

  • a happy family atmosphere

  • a happy family atmosphere

  • wake up in your very own castle

  • adventures all year round

  • dream of dragons, kings and queens

  • dance to your own tune

  • stay in a castle and eat buns

  • take tea like Alice in Wonderland

  • dance as if no-one is looking

The Family Friendly castle

The Castle that’s reinvented family friendly

Time is precious, quality family time even more so. You’ve booked the time off work, everyone is on board for a family adventure but the places you’ve found don’t have flexible accommodation – there are five or six of you but the hotel only caters for four in a room. Children aren’t allowed in the restaurant after a certain time or the hotel’s idea of family friendly is to split the family up between kids’ activities and adult time. Child friendly actually means children are tolerated, whats missing is the time and space your family actually needs together. You’re thinking maybe you might as well stay at home. Sound familiar? Then read on.


What do we mean by family friendly? At Augill we look after the whole family, not just children, by giving you space and freedom to be yourselves – as a family – because there are few things modern families crave more than the luxury of quality time together.

It’s philosophy over facilities.

There are few rules as happy families don’t need them. And besides, it’s a castle – who needs rules? We are particularly popular with multi-generation family get-togethers because everyone from granny and grandpa to the youngest member of the family feels equally at home. Is Augill right for you?

“It’s the sense of freedom that is most infectious”
The Sunday Times 100 Ultimate British Hotels 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016

We know what works, what to do, where to visit, where to eat. There’s also our famous Augill Little Cooks children’s cookery school for a party with a difference. 

We have a genuinely family friendly vibe, whether you’re with toddlers or teenagers, grandparents, relatives or friends.

Good Hotel Guide Editors’ Choice Family Hotel 2015 – 2019

Cesar Award – The ten best hotels in Britain 2016

Good Hotel Guide

“A real family hit”
The Guardian

The Library has books, games and toys – all low tech! We have a cinema (and popcorn too) and outside twenty acres to explore where you’ll find a well loved tree house, tennis court and playground. For teenagers those twenty acres provide plenty of scope to lose or find themselves and WiFi works throughout the castle (just don’t try to download an entire boxset – while our Wifi is superb, the broadband isn’t so everyone has to learn to share). Beyond that the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales offer a whole world of adventure and activities on our doorstep.

Why not get out and explore the Eden Valley on two wheels?

Eating at Augill is fun too. We don’t have a full service restaurant and what we do is inspired by Italy – somewhere we both love and whose people we love too – and offer evening meals each night except Tuesday & Wednesday. In true Italian style the whole family eats together but we can always feet younger children earlier – just ask! See our Augill Italian Kitchen menu here. As an alternative to dinner we offer traditional afternoon tea every day with savoury or sweet versions and big and small portions.

And once bed beckons there are family rooms, interconnecting rooms, suites and everything you might need when travelling with children from cots & highchairs to baby monitors & spare supplies. We don’t offer a baby sitting service so please speak to us before you book if you need reassurance about the configuration of bedrooms or the layout of the castle.