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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Scotland: Sleeping in Castles

Who wouldn't want to stay in a castle and feel like royalty if they could? Not only can people visit amazing castles in Scotland- they can also take their pick of castle accommodation in Scotland, stay overnight, and really bring dreams to life. VisitScotland unveils its list of top Scottish castles guests can sleep in when visiting Scotland.

What can be expected on a castle break in Scotland?

· An unparalleled choice of castle accommodation to fit all budgets, from 5-star luxury castle hotels and exclusive use venues to castle campsites and self-catering options
· Serene locations, with some castles tucked away in some of the country's most beautiful landscapes
· Accommodation with a fascinating history, and masses of quirky tales and stories to uncover.

See below for some great castle accommodation in Scotland.

Ackergill Tower

Ackergill Tower is a magnificent 15th century Scottish castle, and is situated just 3 metres from breath-taking waters. Visitors can book individual rooms, or the tower can be booked exclusively, as one of the world's most select retreats located at one the UK's most unspoilt locations. A Scottish castle with accommodation offering unrivalled peace and seclusion, a home beyond 5 stars to spend time with the people that matter most.

Culzean Castle

Just like a storybook castle, this fantastic example of Robert Adam's genius stands dramatically on a cliff with superb views across the sea to the mountains of the Island of Arran. Culzean is in the heart of Burns country, a central base for visiting the poet's haunts. There are also a number of other National Trust for Scotland properties within easy driving distance of the castle.

Dalhousie Castle

Dalhousie Castle Hotel is steeped in a wealth of history - indeed Queen Victoria and Sir Walter Scott have payed visits. The friendly atmosphere of Dalhousie Castle is created by the very special relationship between the staff, management and guests. With the timeless style of the castle, every stay is memorable, and many guests return year after year.

Borthwick Castle

Set amidst stunning rolling countryside only 12 miles from Edinburgh, this majestic and truly authentic castle was built in 1430 and has been carefully refurbished for private hire, corporate events and large family stays on an exclusive use basis. Walk through the arched stone gateway of Borthwick Castle and enter a hidden world of luxury and majestic style, steeped in 600 years of dramatic Scottish history. There are 10 uniquely designed bedchambers with lavish bathrooms, magnificent yet intimate dining and lounge areas, roaring fires, breath-taking views and spiral staircases inviting exploration and adventure. The cottage and Gatehouse bring the total accommodation to 12 bedchambers, sleeping up to 26 guests.

Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle is a fairytale castle hidden on the beautiful Ayrshire coast in Ballantrae, Scotland. Imagine exquisite rooms and outstanding cuisine. Perfect for rest and relaxation. The luxurious, award-winning five star hotel provides an intimate level of service, with genuine attention to detail. It has great beauty in its period furnishings and interiors and through the breath-taking gardens, forest and the seascapes that surround that castle.

Sherbrooke Castle Hotel

The Sherbrooke Castle Hotel has undergone extensive refurbishment to elevate this house to the heights that it warrants. In the most prestigious of residential areas, and set in its own grounds, the hotel is 5 minutes from the City Centre and 10 minutes from Glasgow airport.

Inverlochy Castle

Inverlochy Castle sits nestled amongst the foothills of Scotland's highest mountain - the mighty Ben Nevis - and in some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland. A 19th century Scottish castle hotel that guests will never forget staying in.

Castle Hotel Huntly

Set in 7 acres of parkland close to the ruins of Huntly Castle. Walking distance to town of Huntly and 18 hole golf course. Ideally situated for salmon and trout fishing. Also on routes of both Castle and Whisky trails. All twin and double rooms are welcome to single occupancy and the exclusive suite room hosts 24 hour internet access with free complementary Sherry. Haste ye back.

Crossbasket Castle

Sensitively renovated, Crossbasket is a stunning 17th century castle transformed into one of Scotland's most luxurious hotel and event venues. Crossbasket Castle has many unique period features inside and out which have been restored to their original beauty using traditional craftsmen and materials. There are nine breathtaking ensuite bedrooms, each decorated in a period style and named in honour of a historical custodian of this magnificent Castle. Every bedroom is finished with stunning period window and bed dressings and complemented with original antique furniture and luxuriously oversized beds, this castle also hold an Albert Roux restaurant.

Fasque Castle

Fasque House is a Baronial Mansion House situated in the heat of rural Aberdeenshire former family residence of Prime Minister Gladstone and the Gladstone Family. A 5* exclusive use venue with sumptuous rooms, delightful touches and splendid surroundings: Fasque Castle knows how to make guests feel truly welcome and comfortable with its range of superb accommodation – 19 bedrooms and cottages around the Estate.

Fonab Castle Hotel and Spa

Located on the banks of Loch Faskally, Fonab Castle Hotel is only a short walk from the heart of the historic town of Pitlochry, allowing guests access to all of the local amenities the town has to offer. Since opening in 2013, Fonab has become a popular destination to enjoy friendly, attentive service, breath taking views, exquisite food and luxurious accommodation.

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