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Accommodation in Scottish Castles

Below is a list of castles which provide Hotel and/or B&B accommodation
[ See separate list for Self catering / Castles to Rent / Exclusive Use ]


Barcaldine Castle BARCALDINE CASTLE (West coast - Argyll)
16th century castle with secret passages and a dungeon. Historic home of the Campbells. 9 miles north of Oban in the West Highlands. Set on the shore of Loch Creran. Magnificent views of Glencoe.
B&B is offered in 6 bedrooms (4-poster, double and twin). All with loch or countryside views, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, toiletries, flat screen HDTV with Blu-ray/DVD player, mini hospitality hamper, mineral water, tea/coffee, etc.
Full Scottish Breakfast in the main hall.
Available for small weddings.
Rent a castle - ask about 'exclusive use' prices (all 6 bedrooms).

Dalhousie Castle photo

One of Scotland’s oldest inhabited castles. 13th century castle set in wooded parkland 8 miles south of Edinburgh. Luxury accommodation in 29 bedrooms (some with historical themes of kings & queens, Robert the Bruce, William Wallace, etc. with 4-poster bed, period furniture, tartan & tweed). Award-winning Restaurant (2 AA Rosettes). Spa with hydro pool, Roman style sauna and Turkish inspired steam bath. Facilities for ceilidhs, weddings, banquets, conferences, etc. Falconry within the grounds.
Scottish Hotel Awards include Castle Hotel of the Year 2016 & 2020, and Regional winner of Informal Fine Dining Hotel 2019, Spa of the Year 2019, Wedding Hotel of the Year 2019.

Houston House photo

16th century tower house, country manor and steading set in 20 acres of private gardens & woodlands. Retaining its original character, it offers exclusivity and seclusion. Public rooms include the Great Hall, Library and Old Drawing Room. Close to Uphall Golf Course. 7 miles from Linlithglow and its ancient palace. Less than 10 miles from Edinburgh Airport.
Choice of 73 ensuite bedrooms. 24-hour room service. Award winning restaurant in the tower, and vaulted bar with open fireplaces for afternoon teas and bar meals. Leisure Club and Beauty Spa with 18 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym and beauty treatment rooms. Outdoor tennis court.

Barony Castle photo

BARONY CASTLE (South Scotland - Borders)
Beautiful mansion house built in 1536. 5 minutes from Peebles in the Scottish Borders. Only 40 minutes from Edinburgh City Centre. Set in 25 acres of mature gardens and woodlands with splendid views of the surrounding Moorfoot Hills.
Choice of 78 bedrooms. Restaurant, lounge, bar, conservatory and courtyard garden. Leisure facilities include indoor heated swimming pool, multi gym, sauna & spa bath.
Castle Hotel photo SHERBROOKE CASTLE HOTEL (Near Glasgow)
Baronial castle built in 1896 offering Victorian elegance and luxury accommodation. Friendly, family-run 4 star establishment with genuine hospitality.
18 ensuite bedrooms all with TV, direct dial telephone, hospitality tray, toiletries, hairdryer, trouser press. Choice of king sized double or twin beds, or superior bedrooms with super king sized beds. Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Afternoon teas in the lounge or library.
Situated in Pollokshields on the south side of Glasgow, just 3 miles from the city centre. 15 minutes drive from Glasgow International Airport.

Fonab Castle photo

FONAB CASTLE HOTEL (Central Scotland - Perthshire)
Luxury 5 star hotel with 34 individually designed bedrooms and suites, including a penthouse. Set on the banks of Loch Faskally, just a short walk from Pitlochry in Perthshire. Close to Pitlochry festival theatre and Blair Athol Distillery. Ideal for golf. Rooms in the adjacent lodge also available.
Brassiere and Fine Dining restaurant. Leisure club with indoor pool and massage/treatment rooms.
Lovingly restored and opened to the public in 2013. Winner of Castle Hotel of the Year 2015 in the Scottish Hotel Awards. Shortlisted in the Scottish Thistle Awards 2019/20 for the Best Hotel Experience and Best Restaurant Experience in the Central, Fife & Tayside regional category.

Stonefield Castle photo

Built in 1837 on the shores of Loch Fyne. 2 miles from the picturesque fishing village of Tarbert. Set in 60 acres of woodland gardens with a fine collection of Himalayan Rhododendrons.
4 star hotel with 36 ensuite bedrooms. Award-winning restaurant (AA Rosette) with views over the gardens and Loch Fyne. Wood panelled lounge bar. Recommended by Condé Nast Johansens.
Ideal base for exploring Argyll & the Kintyre peninsula on the west coast, also the islands of Gigha, Islay, Arran, Bute.
Glenapp Castle GLENAPP CASTLE (Ayrshire - South West Scotland)
Built in 1870, the castle offers a romantic, secluded retreat set in 30 acres of private grounds including woodland and a walled garden. AA 5 Red Stars and 3 Red Rosettes.
The Independent Hotel of the Year Award - CIS 2019. Relais & Chateaux member. Pride of Britain member. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice. Award-winning restaurant with 6 course Gourmet Dinner
Luxury accommodation in 17 spacious and bright bedrooms and suites. All individually decorated in traditional style with antiques, fine oil paintings, etc. with views of the gardens or across the sea to Ailsa Craig, Arran and the Mull of Kintyre.
Golf, shooting, clay pigeon shooting, horse riding and fishing can be arranged locally.
Located 15 miles north of Stranraer. Prestwick Airport 40 miles. Culzean Castle 23 miles. Turnberry golf course 20 miles.
Glengarry Castle Hotel GLENGARRY CASTLE HOTEL (Loch Ness - Highlands)
Country house hotel personally run by the McCallum family. Oil paintings, log fires, pine panelling. Set in 60 acres of grounds on the shores of Loch Oich. 7 miles south of Loch Ness & Fort Augustus. Between Fort William (25 miles) & Inverness (40 miles).
26 ensuite bedrooms all with wonderful views and some with 4 poster beds. Highly recommended cuisine. AA 3 Stars & 1 Red Rosette.
The castle has won numerous awards since 2010 in the Scottish Hotel Awards including the Country House Hotel of the Year 2020 and Romantic Hotel of the Year (Highlands) 2019.
Duncraig Castle B&B Scotland DUNCRAIG CASTLE BED & BREAKFAST (West Highlands)
Personally run, historic castle built in 1866. Spectacular views overlooking Plockton, Loch Carron and the Applecross Peninsula.
Recently renovated to provide luxury accommodation in 10 bedrooms and the tower suite. Breakfast is served in Sir Alexander Matheson's grand dining room or on the outdoor patio in summer.
3 miles outside the picturesque village of Plockton. Skye Bridge 8 miles. Eileen Donan Castle 11 miles. Applecross 33 miles.

Tulloch Castle  photo

Tulloch Castle dates from the 12th century and was home of the Chiefs of Clan Davidson. Situated on the edge of the market town of Dingwall. 15 miles north of Inverness.

4 Stars. Choice of 20 en-suite bedrooms (single, double, twin), each with its own unique charm and character. Breathtaking views. Elegant candlelit restaurant. Whisky bar. 'Green Lady ghost, secret passages, dungeons, etc. Reception hall with ornate ceiling, wood panelling, log fire.
Pets welcome

Dornoch Castle  photo

15th century castle in the centre of Dornoch across the square from the 12th Cathedral where Madonna was married. 1 hour's drive north of Inverness.
Choice of 21 en-suite bedrooms including some with four-poster bed. Restaurant with locally sourced produce. Walled garden. Scottish Hotel Awards - Whisky Bar Award 2020, Town Hotel of the Year 2019, Bar of the Year 2019 and Family Hotel of the Year (Highlands) 2019.

Mansfield Castle Hotel photo

Built in the late 1870 and set in 3. 5 acres of picturesque countryside, with award winning cuisine and magnificent oak panelling throughout.
19 individual bedrooms with views over the castle grounds, the Moray Firth and the Dornoch Firth. All rooms are en suite, some with whirlpool bath.
Elegant dining room with picture windows overlooking the grounds.
Located in the Royal Burgh of Tain, just 1 hour from Inverness airport

Kincraig Castle Hotel photo

Once the family seat of the Mackenzie clan. Built in the early 1800s. Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Country House Hotel with 10-acre grounds and extensive views towards the Cromarty Firth. 25 miles north of Inverness. 20 miles south of Dornoch.
15 indivually styled ensuite bedrooms. All with satellite TV, controllable heating, hairdryer, tea & coffee, toiletries. Free WiFi. 24 hour room service.
Elegant restaurant, lounge and bar. Afternoon Teas. AA 4 Stars and AA Rosette.
Available for weddings.

Glengorm castle Isle of Mull GLENGORM CASTLE (Isle of Mull - Inner Hebrides)
Fairytale Baronial Castle built in 1860. This family owned, tranquil retreat sits on the northern tip of Mull (ferry from Oban) overlooking the sea.
Choice of 5 spacious double bedrooms or a Tower apartment in the castle turrets (sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms). Each bedroom has a TV, iPod docking station, TV, toiletries, hairdryer, tea/coffee, etc. Large cooked breakfasts using local produce. Enjoy log fires and a free dram in the library.
Set in dramatic island scenery with forestry, lochs and hills. The 5000-acre estate includes a walled garden and farm shop.

Mingary Castle Ardnamurchan

MINGARY CASTLE (West Highlands)
Secluded location on the remote Ardnamurchan peninsula overlooking the Sound of Mull. Seat of Clan MacIain for over 300 years. Painstakingly renovated from a ruin by a team of highly skilled craftsmen. Opened in 2016. Personally run.
Luxury bathrooms and four poster beds in 4 unique suites including one self-contained apartment. Full
Optional lunch and dinner including a 6-course tasting menu prepared by a 3 AA Rosette Chef. Also available for exclusive use or intimate boutique weddings. Open April - December.
Remote, get away from it all location with rugged coastline and wildlife.
photo INVERLOCHY CASTLE HOTEL (Fort William - Highlands)
Luxury 5 star country house hotel close to Ben Nevis. Just 4 miles north of Fort William.
17 rooms and suites with views of the grounds and mountains. Walled garden. Room facilities include telephone, TV, CD player, radio, WiFi, etc. Restaurant by Albert and Michel Roux Jr. 24 hour room service.
Castle Hotel of the Year 2015 and 2019 in the Scottish Hotel Awards.
Sporting and country pursuits can be arranged on the Achnacarry Estate.

Rabbie's tours from Edinburgh


Comlongon Castle Clarencefield, Dumfries Official web site
Hotel available for accommodation and weddings
Craufurdland Castle Ayrshire Official web site
Available for B&B, self catering, accommodation, weddings and private events.
Culcreuch Castle Fintry, near Stirling Hotel accommodation & weddings
Dalmunzie Castle Perthshire Official web site
Hotel. Available for weddings. Self catering cottages in the grounds.
Duns Castle Berwickshire Official web site
Available for exclusive use. Weddings.
Ethie Castle near Arbroath Official web site
B&B Accommodation
Faside Castle near Edinburgh B&B suite in the tower. Self catering on the estate. Official web site.
Fenton Tower East Lothian Recently restored to offer 5 star quality luxury B&B accommodation.
Official web site.
Fernie Castle near St Andrews Official site.
For dinner, B&B, weddings and corporate events.
Castle Forbes Aberdeenshire Official web site - B&B accommodation
Glengarry Castle near Invergarry Glengarry Castle Hotel
B&B accommodation. Dinner optional. On the shores of Loch Oich between Loch Ness & Loch Lochy.
Hafton Castle Dunoon, Argyll Official web site - accommodation for 42 (B&B, self catering and/or exclusive use)
Castle & grounds are licensed for civil weddings.
Inverlochy Castle Near Fort William Official web site: hotel accommodation & weddings
Kilconquhar Castle Elie, Fife Kilconquhar Castle Estate - accommodation, timeshares, weddings, conferences, banqueting and private functions.
Castle Levan Gourock, near Glasgow Official web site.
B&B accommodation
Traquair House Peebleshire Scotland's oldest inhabited house.
B&B accommodation, corporate entertainment and weddings.
Official site
Tullibole Castle Kinross Accommodation, events & weddings
Official site
B&B site


Blairquhan Castle Ayrshire Official site
Accommodation & cottages
Carlowrie Castle near Edinburgh Airport Exclusive use for private groups, corporate events and weddings. Sleeps up to 26. Official site
Culzean Castle Near Ayr Accommodation in the 'Eisenhower Hotel'
Owned by the National Trust of Scotland.
Dundas Castle
Dundas Castle
South Queensferry near Edinburgh Dundas Castle web site
Available for weddings, corporate events, exclusive use.
Located near South Queensferry, only 8 miles from Edinburgh.
Kilconquhar Castle Elie, Fife Kilconquhar Castle Estate - self catering accommodation, timeshares, weddings, conferences, banqueting and private functions.
Kilmartin Castle Argyll Kilmartin Castle - restored in 2019 and now offers luxury B&B
Kincardine Castle Aberdeenshire Accommodation for groups - house parties, corporate functions, meetings & seminars, receptions, gourmet dinners and concerts. Fishing, game shooting & outdoor activities.
Myres Castle Auchtermuchty, Fife Exclusive use accommodation and weddings
Neidpath Castle near Peebles Official site - accommodation, weddings, events.
Wedderburn near Duns, Berwickshire Fully serviced exclusive rental accommodation. Official web site


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