Scotland is world famous for its castles and we can offer Scottish castle breaks close to cities, overlooking lochs, and even in a castle perched high on a cliff top. Here are a few suggestions to get you started...
Glenapp Castle is located on a hidden 36-acre estate in rural Ayrshire. One of the finest castles in Scotland, Glenapp offers a five-star experience with attention detail apparent in every aspect of your stay. The bedrooms are individually designed and lavishly furnished. The castle's award-winning restaurant offers three or six-course menus, created from locally sourced produce. The castle even has its own boat, which can be hired for a variety of experiences amongst the islands of Scotland's west coast. Archery, falconry, tennis and clay shooting can be arranged on-site, with other traditional country sports available locally.
Recommended for those looking to experience one of the top five-star luxury breaks Scotland has to offer.
Barcaldine Castle is located in western Scotland, on the banks of Loch Crenan. The area is famous for its 3000 miles of coastline, with sea excursions available locally to explore the nearby islands. The bedrooms have a traditional look, with antique furniture, and several feature four-poster beds. Each bedroom offers views over the dramatic Scottish landscape, from the loch in the north to the snow-capped mountains of Glencoe to the east.
Recommended for those looking for Scottish castle breaks in a remote, tranquil area.
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Culzean Castle stands in a spectacular location, on a cliff-top, high above the Ayrshire coast. Bedrooms are located on the upper floor of the castle which is named "The Eisenhower Apartment", in honour of the 34th US President, who stayed at the castle on several occasions. The lower floors comprise of a visitor attraction, where you can explore the history of the building. The castle is located just 10 minutes' drive from the famous Turnberry Golf Course.
Recommended for those looking for a castle breaks in a stunning fairytale location!
Glengorm stands on the Island of Mull which can be reached by seaplane, or a frequent ferry service from the Scottish mainland. Accommodation comprises bedrooms within the castle or cottages within the estate. Views from the castle look across to the North Atlantic, which is always stunning, particularly at sunset. The island is one of the premier wildlife destinations in the UK, with seals, otters, a wide-variety of birds, whales, and dolphins, all spotted locally. The nearby town of Tobermory is famous for its coloured shop fronts.
Recommended for those looking for castle breaks on a Scottish island, famous for its wildlife.
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Crossbasket Castle is located in central Scotland, just 10 miles from Glasgow. Painstaking restoration work, which began in 2011, has converted decaying structure into a spectacular five-star experience. The substantial work included the restoration of the stone facade by skilled masons, and the oldest part of the castle (dating back to 1440) was converted into the luxurious four-storey Tower Suite, in which each floor is connected by a spiral stone staircase. From its hill-top vantage point, the Tower Suite offers fantastic views over the Calder River. Glasgow is Scotland's largest city and combines traditional institutions such as the Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet, with a thriving contemporary music and arts scene.
Recommended for those looking for a traditional five-star luxury Scottish castle break, close to a contemporary city with good transport links.