Cluny Castle

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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Exclusive Use

You can have the venue to yourself (sleeps 10 guests in 5 rooms). Enquire

Situated amongst the tranquil Aberdeenshire countryside and hidden from view by over two hundred acres of beautifully landscaped parkland, Cluny Castle is a secluded and enchanting venue with a history dating back to the 14th century.


The castle is ideal for a short break with a small group of friends and family, but also perfect for larger events such as conferences or product launches. Your guests will be wowed by the rich heritage, exuberant architecture and stunning setting.


Cluny Castle lets you live like a Scottish Laird, whilst enjoying every-day modern home comforts!

Stay

With its own private entrance, beautiful interiors and stunning setting, the West Wing Apartment, located in Cluny Castle’s western face, is the perfect country retreat.


Bedroom 1


Sleeping up to ten guests in five double bedrooms, set over two floors, the West Wing is a large self-contained apartment within the castle, providing luxurious and extremely spacious accommodation.


Inside 1
Inside 2

Recently refurbished, it has been decorated in a tastefully traditional style to reflect Cluny Castle’s unique history, heritage and distinct Scottish identity, whilst incorporating a modern feel that is luxurious yet retains warmth.


Lounge
Bedroom 2

The West Wing Apartment includes kitchen facilities allowing you to self-cater, or external caterers can be brought in for one or more nights of your stay.


Bedroom 3
Bedroom 4

In addition to the West Wing Apartment, there are eight beautiful and luxurious double bedrooms located on the 1st and 2nd floors of the castle making space for up to twenty-six guests to stay in total.

Events

The stunning setting provided by Cluny Castle with its rich heritage, exuberant architecture and acres of green space, sets the scene for any retirement, anniversary, family gathering, conference or product launch.


Events

The beautiful Dining Room and Drawing Room make for memorable settings for an intimate dinner. The incomparable Tenants' Hall, seating up to 90 guests, is a superb and truly unique space for any event. For large scale gala dinners the castle has several sites within the grounds suitable for a marquee, all of which enjoy the magnificent backdrop of the castle.


Surrounded by nature, free of distractions, suitable for 10 to 100 attendees, Cluny really is the perfect location! We'd love to discuss your plans further.

History

The Gordon family have called this castle 'home' for nearly 400 years.


A small tower stood on the lands of Cluny as far back as the 14th century, but the castle - as we know it today - was built in 1604, with extensive additions over the coming centuries as the family prospered.


The largest extensions to the castle began in 1820 under the ownership of Colonel Gordon and were completed by his son, John Gordon, in 1870. These additions made Cluny Castle one of the largest privately owned castles in all of Scotland.


Well over a century passed without incident, but in September 1926, a fire started near the castle’s kitchen, causing extensive damage to two wings of the castle and completely destroyed the castle's chapel. Restoration work began promptly and the chapel was re-constructed in resemblance of its former self.


The castle was inherited by the current Baron of Cluny, Cosmo Linzee Gordon, in 2010 and has since seen extensive refurbishment. In 2016, the baron commissioned skilled craftsmen to renovate the castle, in keeping with the original style and quality, to ensure the castle could be admired for another 400 years.

Activities

Situated a short 20 minute drive from Aberdeen Airport, Cluny Castle is the perfect base from which to explore everything the East Coast has to offer. Enjoy leisurely days out touring this beautiful area, from the wonderful landscapes of Royal Deeside to the golden sands of the Aberdeenshire coastline.


165 miles of coast
1 royal home
8 distilleries
1 national park
300+ castles
55 golf courses
5 ski resorts


The region boasts the famous ‘Castle Trail’ with more castles per acre than anywhere else in the UK, including the magnificent Castle Fraser, which is only a 5-minute drive away.


Within a 30 mile radius, you will find hill walking, mountain biking, skiing, pony trekking, fishing, ancient standing stones, national parks, historic harbours, beautiful beaches, craggy cliff tops, quaint fishing villages and, for golf enthusiasts, a number of award-winning golf courses – there is no shortage of activities with which to fill your time at Cluny.


And, of course, not forgetting Aberdeenshire is home to some of the world's oldest and most famous whisky distilleries, so no visit to this area is complete without discovering the secrets and sampling of the 'water of life'!

Prices

Cluny Castle West Wing sleeps groups of up to 10 guests or the castle as a whole can be hired for up to 26 guests. The castle is available on an exclusive-use catered, or self-catered basis. Please contact us with your requirements and we will be happy to put together a quote.

Location

Cluny Castle is perfectly located; only 30 minutes from Aberdeen City Centre and 20 minutes from Aberdeen Airport. Glasgow and Edinburgh are approximately 3 hours away by road and are easily accessible by rail from Aberdeen.