LOCATION

The Perthshire/Angus areas boast many varied activities for active people. Most popular activities include horseback riding to facilitate viewing much of the magnificent wildlife. Alternatively, this can also be accomplished by mountain-bike, or on foot. The mountains offer both skiing and snowboarding during winter months, while summer months offer alternative mountain-biking and hiking.

Barony Castle is only 19 miles away from Edinburgh, one of the UK's most beautiful and vibrant cities. The castle's proximity to Edinburgh means there will always be plenty to do during your stay at the castle. For more information on activities at or around the castle see the Activities page »

For those with a passion for water, rivers, lochs, and beaches offer numerous aquatic activities. For the purest of thrill-seekers, activities from paragliding to bungy jumping can also be found within the area. Of course, Scotland being the home of golf, we have reserved its very own section.

GETTING HERE

Not only is Forter easily accessible from Scotland's major airports, you will also enjoy the central location permitting you easy access to a large number of points of interest.

BY CAR

From the North, depart A720 Edinburgh City bypass at the Lothianburn junction and follow signs to Peebles on the A703. On reaching Eddleston Village take 1st right at the Horseshoe Inn (signposted Lyne via Meldons). Follow this road for approximately 200 metres. The entrance to Barony Castle is on your right.

From the South West, follow the M74 and exit at Moffat and follow the A701 to Edinburgh. Take the first junction you see (40 miles) signposted for Peebles and follow this road until reaching Peebles. Upon reaching Peebles follow the A703 signposted for Edinburgh and follow this road until reaching Eddleston Village. Take 2nd left at the Horseshoe Inn (signposted Lyne via Meldons). Follow this road for approximately 200 metres. The entrance to Barony Castle is on your right.

From the South East, Follow the A1 north to Newcastle Then follow the A696 signposted for Newcastle Airport. Turn onto A68 signposted for Jedburgh. From Jedburgh follow A68 to Galashiels then A72 to Peebles please see directions above.

BY RAIL

The nearest main line station is Edinburgh Waverley. Taxi to Eddleston is a 45 minute journey.

BY AIR

The nearest airport is Edinburgh International. Taxi to Eddleston is a 45 minute journey.