Rent Leeds Castle for £1 Million during 2012 Olympics
Having been used by Elton John and Luciano Pavarotti as background for their concerts, plus, being the hosting place of peace-related discussions for the Middle East and Northern Ireland, the palace is now administered by a charitable trust. It was built in 1119, but got renovated to fit the desires of Catherine of Aragon by Henry VIII.
As already said by the name, it’s a true castle, thus its vastness has to suffice. The 100-seat banquet hall, the nine-hole golf course, the 40 bedrooms, helipad and maze prove its imposing character. There is also a chauffeur available, as well as a butler and Michelin-starred chefs.
Renting the castle doesn’t only give you a place to stay, but also offers front-row seats at the Olympics, plus a wide range of things to do, like jousting, fishing, falconry and beautiful hot-air balloon rides. The 17 days and 16 nights period of stay also brings the chance to drive a steam-train, plus, to make this as memorable as possible, the guests will be designed and crafted a unique flag, in their honor. Nice, huh?
Nowadays, money are needed to restore the castle to its former glory; thus the current chief executive of the castle, Victoria Wallace, decided rental would be a great idea to generate the £14 million needed, although she declared that they administration council is flexible about how the castle is to be used.
The fact that you were lodged by a royal historical castle during the Olympics is a great thing, a once-in-a-life-time opportunity.