Come and stay in your own magnificent Scottish castle, still owned and lived in by the Urquhart family who built it in 1604.
Craigston Castle is thought to belong to the Bell group of Scottish castles , forming according to H. Gordon Slade, “perhaps Scotland’s finest and the most distinctive contribution to Western architecture”. The castle is still lived in by the Urquhart family which is one of the oldest in Scotland and can be traced back to Adam Urquhart the sheriff of Cromarty in 1357. However, according to the great sir Thomas Urquhart, translator of Rabelais, the family can be traced back to Adam and Eve through Esormon, Prince of Achaia married to Narfesid, Sovereign of the Amazons, and one who found Moses in the bulrushes, as well as many other remarkable ancestors. This fantastic claim is symptomatic for the family’s fondness for the romantic and strange.
As guests of the Urquhart family you will have your choice of rooms each beautifully decorated with well crafted period furniture including modernized original four poster beds. Each room has a dedicated bathroom. Favorites include the, Fraser Room, Old Nursery room, Blue room and White Room.
Extras can be arranged:- Maid Service/Extra Cleaning, Shopping, Airport Pick up/Drop off at an additional cost. Please advise us if you would like to book any/all services upon booking, otherwise please request prior to your arrival, giving us plenty of notice to make the nessessary arrangements.
In the evening you can sit by a roaring log fire in the drawing or anti-drawing rooms and enjoy a good whisky from one of the many local distilleries.
Your hosts can help you with organizing outdoor activities like horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, archery and bush craft adventures on the Castle Grounds.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided.
Cots for infants are available along with some indoor and outdoo games.