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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. Culcreuch Castle Hotel


    Small Hotel


    • 3 AA Hotel
    3 AA Hotel


    Elegant, comfortable en-suite accommodation in a genuine Scottish Castle Hotel in a quiet country setting, yet near to Stirling and Glasgow.

  2. Dunalastair Estate Cottages


    Self Catering


    • 4 Self Catering
    4 Self Catering

    Kinloch Rannoch

    Welcome to Dunalastair Estate Holiday Cottages. Secluded holiday homes with views of lochs, river and highland hills; perfect cottage hideaways where you can leave stress behind and unwind in comfort and surrounded by beauty.

  3. Rahoy Lodge


    Self Catering



    With the sea in front and magnificent hills rising behind, Rahoy Lodge is a paradise for those who want to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this beautiful part of the west coast of Scotland.

  4. Castle Lodge


    Self Catering



    This luxury property is set in its own grounds, within the exclusive policies of Brodick Castle. The former residence of the Dukes of Hamilton’s head gamekeeper is within a short walk of the Castle and its renowned gardens.

  5. Rowallan Castle


    Exclusive Use


    • 5 Exclusive Use Venue
    5 Exclusive Use Venue


    Availability For 2014 Ryder Cup and Commonwealth Games 2014 - Helicopter Landing Pad - Executive Transport Can Be Arranged

  6. Stobo Castle Health Spa


    Spa Hotel



    The magnificent Scottish Castle is set deep within the Scottish Borders countryside in private grounds and surrounded by vast pine forests, a tranquil lake and Japanese Water Gardens.

  7. Gradings

    • 3 Hotel
    3 Hotel


  8. Scatwell House


    Self Catering


    Muir of Ord

    Scatwell House and Gardens offer a superior location for a memorable holiday, special celebration or productive corporate event. There is an abundance of activities close by, so you don’t hav...

  9. Dell House


    Self Catering


    Loch Ness

    A uniquely beautiful 18th century Georgian House, elegantly and traditionally furnished.

  10. Gradings

    • 4 AA Hotel
    4 AA Hotel


    Set in 60 acres of woodland gardens, romantic Stonefield Castle is an example of Scottish Baronial architecture and still retains much of the original furnishings, wood paneling, ornate ceilings and marble fireplaces.


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