Leslie Castle

Insch, Aberdeenshire

First built in 1661 by William Forbes, Leslie Castle, the historical seat of the Leslie family, is located just 28 miles north-west of Aberdeen, Scotland, in a prime spot for lovers of the great outdoors.

Open for bed & breakfast bookings on both an exclusive hire or individual room basis, this authentic {Bedrooms}-bedroom Scottish castle offers guests the opportunity to experience a traditional stay in one of Scotland’s most historic homes.


There are 5 large en-suite bedrooms at Leslie Castle; two four-poster, two double and two twin bedrooms. Each room is individually styled and furnished with ornate dark-oak furniture, custom made for Leslie Castle in a traditional Jacobite style, throughout. Adjoining each room is an en-suite bathroom, each with a toilet and a bath with shower.


Complimentary cooked Scottish breakfast, along with a selection of cereals, croissants, honey, jams and fruit, is offered to all guests that stay at Leslie Castle. 

Those interested in dining at the castle in the evening may enjoy a home-cooked 3-course evening dinner in the Great Hall, an opportunity reserved for the nobility in centuries past that will undoubtedly enhance your castle experience.


Just 20 miles from the Cairngorms National Park, Leslie Castle is well and truly surrounded by walks and trails - perfect for those looking to experience Scotland as it should be.

Leslie Castle is located at the heart of Aberdeenshire, a region renowned the world over for its golf courses. With 55 golf courses in total, that’s more than one for each week of the year!

Points of interest
Insch Golf Club, 4 miles
Bennachie Hill Walks, 10 miles
Huntly Castle, 14 miles
Abelour Distillery, 30 miles
Macallan Distillery, 31 miles
Loch Muick, 42 miles


Children are most welcome at Castle Leslie and additional beds can be added to a number of the bedrooms to accommodate families.


Four Poster Roomfrom £178
Double Roomfrom £160
Twin Roomfrom £150

All prices are per room, per night, based on two guests sharing, and includes full Scottish breakfast and VAT.


Leslie Castle is located in the far north-east of Scotland, an area renowned for its abundance of historic castles, whisky distilleries and unparalleled natural beauty.

Just 20 miles from the Cairngorms National Park, the largest of its kind in the British Isles, Leslie Castle offers the perfect location for lovers of the great outdoors.

  • Aberdeen, 28 miles
  • Inverness, 77 miles
  • Perth, 98 miles