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  • Ackergill Tower at sunset
    Ackergill Tower at sunset
  • Looking across parkland to Brodie Castle in the sunshine
    Brodie Castle
  • Croy Shore with Culzean Castle behind, South Ayrshire
    Croy Shore with Culzean Castle behind, South Ayrshire
  • The whitewashed exteriors and grounds of Prestonfield House Hotel, Edinburgh.
    Prestonfield House Hotel, Edinburgh
  • Front facade of Traquair House, south of Innerleithen
    Traquair House, south of Innerleithen

From 5-star luxury hotels to self-catering options, the historic former homes of Scotland’s lairds and nobles now open their doors to overnight visitors. Retaining all their charm and character from bygone days when they were formidable strongholds, you’ll enjoy a unique experience staying at one of Scotland’s castles or stately homes.

Constructed in strategic locations on islands, beside lochs or in glens, they were built centuries ago by our ancestors to defend against both marauding invaders and wily foes. While many now poignantly lie in ruins following ferocious sieges and battles, or simply neglected and fallen into repair over many hundreds of years, there are some of Scotland's great castles that have stood the test of time.

Startling examples of evolving styles of architecture, these magnificent buildings are part of the fabric of Scottish history and now that their former medieval defenders are long since departed, they're there for the taking.

Get comfortable with a good book and sit in an armchair next to a roaring fireplace in large halls or reception rooms once graced by royalty and the nobles of Scotland. Or why not stay the night in a bedchamber in which a monarch such as Mary, Queen of Scots may well have rested her head?

Many castles and former stately homes have been transformed into 4 or 5-star hotels which offer a luxury experience fit for the aristocracy. Dine like a king at exquisite castle restaurants and then work off your meal with a leisurely stroll around the sculpted gardens or the fringes of a nearby loch. Or why not simply relax with a pampering spa treatment?

Browse the listings to plan your castle break.

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  1. Aldourie Castle


    Exclusive Use


    • 5 Exclusive Use Venue
    5 Exclusive Use Venue

    Loch Ness

    Aldourie Castle is a unique and inspiring place to relax, indulge and enjoy good times with family and friends. Set within a private estate guests take exclusive hire of the 13-bed castle as their own home for a holiday, short break or special event

  2. Cornhill House Hotel


    Country House Hotel


    • 4 Country House Hotel
    4 Country House Hotel


    A charming castle hotel resting on the banks of the River Clyde offering comfortable accommodation, tranquil surroundings and good food. Please see the Offers tab for our "Special Couples Offer", contact us directly for more information.

  3. Caladh Monastery2


    Self Catering


    • 5 Self Catering
    5 Self Catering

    Fort Augustus

    The Highland Club is situated within 2 minutes walk from the centre of Fort Augustus. Amenities include a number of local pubs/restaurants, local supermarket and a variety of gift shops.

  4. Glencoe House


    Luxury Hotel



    Welcome to Glencoe House. We offer luxury, 5 star suite accommodation in the heart of the Scottish Highlands and is an ideal location for all occasions, be it a short break or a unique function venue. Please contact us for further information.

  5. Castle of Park




    • 4 Bed and Breakfast
    4 Bed and Breakfast


    A romantic 16th century pink castle, hidden away in a tree lined park, close to the beautiful Banffshire Coast, home of the Campbell Wilson family with 40 acres of grounds and interiors furnished with Art and Antiquities and all modern facilities.

  6. Gradings

    • 3 Hotel
    3 Hotel


    Dalhousie Castle is located in Midlothian Scotland, near the town of Bonnyrigg, just 8 miles from Edinburgh’s city centre.The caste was the seat of the Earls of Dalhousie, the chieftains of Clan Ramsay.

  7. Castle Lachlan


    Self Catering



    The seat of the Clan MacLachlan on the peaceful shores of Loch Fyne.

  8. Gradings

    • 5 Exclusive Use Venue
    5 Exclusive Use Venue


    Ackergill Tower, one of the most sought after hotels in the world. Purposely low profile and totally private, this stunning 15th century Scottish Castle is truly an idyllic backdrop for all of the most important and memorable of life’s events.

  9. Jolly's Hotel




    Broughty Ferry

    Welcome to Jolly's Hotel, part of the Wetherspoon chain of Pubs & Hotels. For full details, please visit out main JD Wetherspoon website at

  10. Glenwood at The Highland Club


    Self Catering


    • 4 Self Catering
    4 Self Catering

    Fort Augustus

    2 night minimum stay. 1 bedroom apartment (plus sofa bed) within The Highland Club, on the southern tip of Loch Ness, Scotland. Set in more than 20 acres of private grounds, The Highland Club offers apartment guests extensive amenities.


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