lifestyle /Travel Stay in a Castle in Scotland – Top 4 to inspire you Wherever I wander, wherever I rove, the Hills of the Highlands forever I love. - Robert Burns
by Royist Lifestyle

Fancy staying somewhere different and experiencing the life of Lord and Lady of your very own Castle or Palace. We can offer you exactly that and introduce you to a few to entice your appetite to come to Scotland…


4. Candacraig, Aberdeenshire

Access with flying either into Aberdeen or Edinburgh Airport

A stunning, exclusive-use, luxury Highland estate, where exceptional hospitality is complemented by a remarkable setting and where the atmosphere is always private, warm and welcoming. Moreover, you can experience a transfer through some of Scotland’s beautiful countryside into the Cairngorm National Park.

Candacraig is the home to unique adventure holidays that will let that spirit of excitement thrive. Take to the hills and hear the engine roar behind the wheel of an awesome 4×4 or drive yourself over the thick packed snow of the Cairngorms as you rush down the mountain on skis or board.

Candacraig offers an unrivalled base for adventure, from kayaking roaring mountain streams to exhilarating winter sports, adrenaline-fuelled off-road adventures on four wheels to sensational hikes on foot.  These are the adventurous moments and we also offer romantic, mindful, creative and gastronome experiences at Candacraig, to ensure they are your most memorable.

Stay in a Castle in Scotland – Top 4 to inspire you
Photo: Candacraig Castle


3. Scone Palace, Perthshire

Access flying into Edinburgh Airport

Scone Palace has an exciting and colourful history as one of Scotland’s most important stately homes.  It has been the seat of parliaments and the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, including Macbeth and Robert The Bruce. The Palace houses an outstanding collection of antiques, paintings and rare artefacts and the grounds are renowned throughout the world, making the stately home one of the most popular tourist attractions in both Perth and Scotland.

Very recently Lord and Lady Mansfield are now offering guests to experience the delights of staying at Scone Palace in the Private and Balvaird Wing.

Poised above the River Tay in Perthshire, Scone Palace overlooks the routes north to the Highlands and east through Strathmore to the coast. The Grampian mountains form a distant backdrop, and across the river stands the city of Perth.  This is a wonderful property in which to enjoy the culture and history of Scotland or salmon fishing on the River Tay.  In the evening arrange a Scottish dinner in the formal Palace State dining room welcomed by your very own Piper.

With over 100 acres of historic Parklands, the natural environment provides a stunning backdrop so join us and Visit the Crowning Place of the King of Scots.

Stay in a Castle in Scotland – Top 4 to inspire you
Photo: Scone Palace


2. Carlowrie Castle, Edinburgh

Access flying into Edinburgh Airport

Spend the night in one of the luxury bedrooms and wake up in your very own Victorian castle with modern comforts.  Built in 1852 by David Rhind, a celebrated Scottish architect, the Hutchison Family and descendents lived at Carlowrie Castle for the next 130 years.

The Marshalls acquired the castle in 1982. For the next quarter century Carlowrie was a family home once again, bursting with children and laughter. Son, Andrew Marshall bought the Castle from his parents in 2012 and instigated a £4 million 2-year refurbishment which, less than a year after opening in 2015, resulted in Carlowrie being recognised as one of the top 3 venues in Europe.

Within easy access into Edinburgh city centre by your very own chauffeur this is the perfect property to enjoy with friends and family whilst on vacation to Scotland’s capital city.

The Castle and its 32 acres of grounds provide you with the space and tranquillity to relax and escape the city with perhaps a game of tennis on our private tennis court, walk around the Walled Garden or enjoy a cycle round the Estate.

Stay in a Castle in Scotland – Top 4 to inspire you
Photo: Carlowrie Castle


1. Blairquahan Castle, Ayrshire

Access flying into Edinburgh Airport

Blairquhan Castle is one of the finest Regency Castles in Scotland. Set in over 200 acres of beautiful parkland and private gardens in the heart of unspoilt Ayrshire, this Grade A listed Castle is a remarkable piece of Scottish history.  Standing in its elevated position above parkland and the curving Waters of Girvan, Blairquhan Castle enjoys a secluded environment while being within easy reach of all major transport links, as well as those attractions which make Scotland and its history so appealing to the outside world.

In 1970 Blairquhan opened its doors to paying guests for the first time and in Year 2005 were delighted to host the Oscar winning motion picture ‘The Queen’, starring Helen Mirren, filmed at the Castle.

Blairquhan Castle will spoil you with choices and offer you an unforgettable exclusive experience for many years to come.

Stay in a Castle in Scotland – Top 4 to inspire you
Photo: Blairquhan Castle


For more information and inspiring ideas visit susanreid.co.uk

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