Culcreuch Castle

Fintry, Stirlingshire

Culcreuch Castle is a 13th-century castle hotel in Stirlingshire, Scotland, that sits at the foot of the Fintry Hills, 40 minutes from Glasgow, and just over one hour's drive from Edinburgh.


With the main tower remaining largely untouched since 1460, the castle retains many of its period features, such as the barrel-vaulted cellars that now house the Dungeon Restaurant, plus hand-painted wallpaper in the Chinese Bird Room dating back to 1723.


You can choose from ten en-suite bedrooms in the main castle, each with its own unique character and charm. There are a further four en-suite bedrooms in the courtyard.

Accommodation

When you stay in any of the 10 bedrooms in the main castle, you will experience unsurpassed views over the 1600-acre parkland estate. Each of the spacious bedrooms has its own unique character and charm - and this is supplemented by tastefully designed private bathrooms, with bath and shower, television and tea and coffee-making facilities.



Overflow accommodation

If the castle fully booked on your chosen dates, why not consider staying in the courtyard? Located in the original stable block, just 60 feet from the main castle building, each of the beautifully renovated courtyard bedrooms has a king-sized bed and some of them have a set of full-size bunk beds as well; perfect for families.


Dining

The Dungeon Restaurant, located in the original tower's basement, is an incredibly atmospheric, warm and friendly place to dine during a stay at Culcreuch Castle. The team take great pride in their ability to deliver high-quality food using locally sourced ingredients year-round...


History

Culcreuch Castle was the historic home of Clan Galbraith, before passing to the Barons of Culcreuch, who called it home for more than 300 years.


The earliest parts of the castle date back to 1320, during the time of Maurice Galbraith and the tower, as we know it, was completed some 140 years later in 1460 by the 10th Chief of the Galbraith Clan, James Galbraith.


A Georgian wing, which stands at the same height as the tower, was added in the early 18th century, using locally quarried stone and slate in order to exactly match the original tower. The stunning hand-painted oriental wallpaper found in the Chinese Bird Room dates back to this period, 1723 to be precise.

Leisure

A championship 18-hole golf course at Balfron sits just 6 miles from Culcreuch Castle's front door. Tee-times can be reserved on guests’ behalf by the castle staff.


If golf is not on the agenda, there are plenty of other things to do in and around the area. This region of Scotland is home to countless important historical sites, and the castle is just 40 minutes' drive from Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, with walks, treks and plenty of wildlife to look out for.


Places of interest within a short distance of Culcreuch Castle include:


  • Stirling, 15 miles
  • Deanston Distillery, 15 miles
  • Stirling Golf Club, 15 miles
  • The National Wallace Monument, 17 miles
  • Glasgow, 22 miles
  • Loch Lomond, 27 miles
  • The Kelpies, 31 miles
  • Edinburgh, 53 miles

Prices

2019 Apr-Sep Oct-Mar
Deluxe Four Poster Rooms £190 £170
Historic Superior Rooms £170 £150
Standard Rooms £150 £130
Courtyard Rooms £116 £102

All prices are per room, per night and include full Scottish breakfast and VAT.


When sharing a room with 2 adults, children under 2 years of age stay free of charge, children aged between 3 and 15 years are charged at £15 per night each and children aged 16 plus are charged at £35 per night each.

Location

Set in 1,600 acres of wooded parkland at the foot of the Fintry Hills, Culcreuch Castle seamlessly blends a rural castle getaway with great accessibility from Scotland's major cities.


40 minutes from Glasgow and just over one hour from Edinburgh, Culcreuch is in the perfect location for guests looking to journey further north but enjoy what the Scottish lowlands have to offer on the way.