A little-appreciated feature of Castle (or University) College [54 46 33 N, 1 34 36 W] is that a couple of rooms are reserved per paying guests and not let out to students (for reasons that will be obvious!). Although the service and mod cons may not be quite to hotel standards, the two “state rooms” (the Chaplain’s suite and the Bishop’s suite) can’t be matched for “character”…

Bishops suite main 1


Bishops suite main 2

The walls of the living room are decorated with 17th C Flemish tapestries.

Bishops suite bedroom

While the four poster bed apparently dates from 1760…

The Bishop’s suite