Planning a family holiday to the UK? Get the royal treatment at the newly opened Legoland Castle Hotel at the Legoland Windsor Resort, about an hour's drive from central London.
Themed around a world of knights, wizards and court jesters, the new Legoland Castle Hotel incorporates 657 Lego models made from more than 2.1 million Lego bricks. The largest pieces include an oversized wizard made from 35,000 Lego bricks and a 160,000-brick knight on horseback, which stands 2.5m tall.
There's a choice of themed Knight's Rooms decorated with bunting, shields, a stained-glass window and a 17kg Lego dragon, and Wizard's Rooms, with spell books and a family of three Lego owls which took 90 hours to build.
The rooms can accommodate a family of up to five people, with separate sleeping areas for adults and up to three children. Each comes with Lego bricks to build with during the stay, as well as a Lego treasure hunt.
Kids can also enjoy the Tournament Tavern restaurant, home to a 85,000-brick sleeping dragon, and the Jester's Play Den.
The theme park also has an existing Legoland Hotel, with pirate and adventure-inspired rooms, a swimming pool and pirate-themed indoor water play area, and a restaurant and bar.
Located near Windsor, which is half an hour by train from London's Paddington station, the park includes areas themed around Vikings, ancient Egypt, ninjas and more.
- Prices at the Legoland Castle Hotel start from £572 for a family room (two adults and two children), including breakfast, access the facilities at the Legoland Hotel, park tickets for two days and more. legoland.co.uk.
You may also like
Seaside sunshine dapples ‘Naples of the North’
Like many of England’s coastal towns, Morecambe boomed from the Victorian age to the 1950s and 60s, with the railway bringing mill workers on breaks from Yorkshire and Scotland (Lancashire workers tended to go to Blackpool).
Peaks, planes and poetry
Personal experience is at the heart of travel. And personal accounts are at the heart of travel writing, no matter whether you’re an adventurer, a resident in a foreign land or a regular visitor to the same country over a number of years...
Real jewels in Netflix series The Crown a regal treat
Our travel horizons may have narrowed of late, but TV hits continue to transport us to far-flung and exotic parts of the planet.