Since 1550 Kilmartin Castle has been watching over Kilmartin Glen. Expect a friendly welcome, a roaring fire to share stories around, copper tubs and locally sourced organic produce at the breakfast table. Bed & Breakfast with prices starting from £185 and exclusive use is available from £650. Best prices guaranteed when booking direct.
Kilmartin Castle has been cleverley restored by owners Stef & Simo who have a passion for Scotland, old buildings, antiques, artworks and vinyl. On a road trip around Scotland in 2014, as holidaymakers themselves, they were disappointed that they couldn't find a castle stay that 'felt like a castle' once inside. When they saw an article for Kilmartin Castle in 2015 they decided to leave their jobs to create the experience for travellers that they had been looking for. There is no mistaking where you are, stepping inside Kilmartin Castle, with it's exposed stone walls, medieval staircases, large fireplaces, barrel vaulted ceilings and arrow slit windows proudly untouched. This 16th Century castle does hold a few secrets though, like underfloor heating beneath the original flagstones and copper tubs in bedrooms. You will not find another Scottish castle that captures the blend of rustic luxury like this one!
Kilmartin Castle was built in 1550, when Mary Queen of Scots was on the throne, for the Rector of Kilmartin, John Carswell, who later became Bishop of the Isles. The castle was then held by the Campbell Clan for 200 years before being abadondoned for 200 more. Luckily, the castle seemed to fly under the radar during the Victorian period when a number of these buildings has their windows made bigger and extensions added. We're grateful this little castle was overlooked allowing it to remain as original as the day it was built. Now, Kilmartin Castle is a small luxury bed and breakfast for those in search of friendly hospitality and a stylish place to stay in a unique part of Scotland. Also available for exclusive use, Kilmartin Castle is the perfect retreat for couples, families and friends.
Kilmartin Castle sits at the top of Kilmartin Glen, which boasts 8,000 years of history. Burial cairns and standing stones are all within walking distance of the castle, as is Kilmartin Museum, which has just received funding to expand due to the large number of recent and regular finds in the area.
There is so much to do in and around Kilmartin including stunning walks, mountain bike trails, paddle boarding, fishing and more. Crinan Canal, also known as Britain's most beautiful shortcut, is a short bike ride from Kilmartin Castle. Oban is 29 miles North and Inverary only 37 miles. Guests usually say 'We wish we had stayed longer.'
Kilmartin Village is also conveniently located for cyclist on the Nation Cycle Route 78 from Campbeltown to Inverness.Kilmartin Castle will be available for bed and breakfast/exclusive use throught 2021 and available for exclusive use from Jan 2022.
Best prices are guaranteed when booking direct.
|Carswell (Kingsize Room)||£320 Per room per night (breakfast inc.)|
|Clarke (Double Room)||£210 Per room per night (breakfast inc.)|
|Kilmartin Castle Exclusive Use||£600 Per unit per night|
|Speel (Kingsize room)||£335 Per room per night (breakfast inc.)|
|The Snug (Double Room)||£185 Per room per night (breakfast inc.)|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
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