ISLES OF SCILLY CASTLE'S STARRING ROLE IN GOOD HOTEL GUIDE
PUBLISHED: 13:25 07 October 2014 | UPDATED: 13:14 30 August 2017
The Star Castle in Isles of Scilly has editor's choice award in the 2015 Good Hotel Guide. The Star Castle built in the shape of an eight-pointed star in 1593
The Star Castle on the Isles of Scilly has been honoured by the Good Hotel Guide. This leading independent guide to hotels in Great Britain and Ireland has honoured the Star Castle with the Editor’s Choice Award for Historic Hotels 2015.
The family run castle hotel certainly has many claims to historic fame: built in the shape of an eight pointed star in 1593 and still completely intact, including the moat, outer walls and the dungeon, the Star Castle offers a truly historic setting. Built during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, for the defence of the Isles of Scilly, it stands on the fortified Garrison Hill to the west of Hugh Town, St Mary’s, and commands magnificent views of the sea and isles in every direction.
The Castle has been the scene of many noteworthy events in the past. In 1643 it sheltered the Prince of Wales (who became Charles II) from the parliamentary forces and was the last retreat for the Cavaliers.
The Castle has been the scene of many noteworthy events in the past. In 1643 it sheltered the Prince of Wales (who became Charles II) from the parliamentary forces and was the last retreat for the Cavaliers. The historic value of the Star Castle Hotel, combined with its two award winning restaurants and unrivalled accommodation, makes it easy to see why this historic hotel is considered one of the best in the UK.
The Star Castle Hotel is warm and welcoming, providing a beautifully historic setting but with all the modern necessities to make it the relaxing and indulgent four star hotel it is. There are 33 rooms to choose from, of which eleven are within the castle itself, three guard rooms just outside the castle, with the rest made up of contemporary garden rooms within the castle grounds. The old dungeon has been converted into the bar and the Castle Restaurant offers a grand setting in which to enjoy the locally produced award winning food at the hotel. Open during the summer months, the Conservatory Restaurant makes the most of the magnificent views from the castle and offers an alternative dining experience, specialising in local sea food - some of which is caught daily by the owner Robert Frances in his boat!
The hotel is currently offering savings of over £100 on a three night stay during October. The offer means that three nights on half board basis, based on two sharing and including return flights from Lands End will cost from £525 per person.