Castle Hotels in Scotland

Scotland is a country jam-packed full of castles, from isolated fortresses in the Highlands to palatial residences on the Borders. In recent years, many of these castles have been converted into hotels and luxury B&B’s, and on this page we’ve attempted to list every last one of them!

For the history lovers out there, the oldest castles on our list include Tulloch Castle in the Highlands (dating from the 12th century) and Mingary Castle by the Sound of Mull. For those of you looking to tie in a castle stay with a trip to the capital, be sure to check out Dalhousie Castle which is situated just a few miles outside Edinburgh.

Finally, those of you searching for a romantic break need look no further than Ackergill Tower, once the seat of the Clan Keith and now a five star hotel with 28 luxurious rooms.

Pictured above: Dornoch Castle Hotel, Highlands

Featured Accomodation

Traquair House

Traquair House, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6PW.

Unique B&B accommodation at Traquair House, in the oldest inhabited house in Scotland.

  • 12th Century

Other Popular Castle Hotels

Castle Venlaw Hotel

Castle Venlaw Hotel, Edinburgh Road, Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH44 6PW.

In a land of castles and country estates, what could be more perfect than a stay in an 18th century country castle? Recommended by Condé Nast Johansens.

  • 18th Century

Comlongon Castle

Comlongon Castle, Mouswald, nr. Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, DG1 4NA.

Steeped in Scottish Border history, this carefully restored 15th century castle has been transformed into a luxurious hotel with 15 individually themed en suite rooms, all with 4-poster beds. The restaurant serves seasonally changing, daily menus.

  • 15th Century

Melville Castle

Melville Castle, Dalkeith, nr. Edinburgh, Midlothian.

Commissioned by the first Viscount Melville in 1791, Melville Castle is peacefully set surrounded by luscious woodlands, just a short drive from Edinburgh. Blending classical style and comfort, there are 32 luxurious bedrooms, a restaurant and cellar bar.

  • 18th Century

Fonab Castle Hotel

Pitlochry, Perthshire, , PH16 5ND.

Newly reopened, Fonab Castle boasts 26 luxurious, individually designed bedrooms, decorated to blend contemporary style with traditional features. The hotel offers a choice of two restaurants and a cellar with a fine selection of wines, whiskies and gins.

  • 19th Century

Castle Levan

Castle Levan, Gourock, Inverclyde, PA19 1AH.

Complete with its hidden turnpike staircases, arrow slit windows, turrets and 4½ foot thick walls, this historic 15th century castle offers unique B&B accommodation in 2 guest bedchambers. Set close to the ferry port of Gourock, a short drive from Glasgow

  • 15th Century

Dalhousie Castle Hotel

Bonnyrigg, Edinburgh, EH19 3JB.

This fascinating 13th century castle is set in wooded parkland on the banks of the River Esk, just 7 miles from Edinburgh city centre and 5 miles from Rosslyn Chapel. Relax in the fabulous Aqueous Spa before dining in our vaulted dungeon. AA 2 Rosettes.

  • 13th Century

Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel

Barony Castle, Eddleston, Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 8QW.

Barony Castle is a beautful 16th century mansion house, set on the edge of the Scottish Borders. Featuring an indoor heated swimming pool, multi gym, sauna and spa bath, there are splendid views of the surrounding Moorfoot Hills.

  • 16th Century

Barcaldine Castle

Barcaldine Castle, Benderloch, Nr. Oban, Argyll, PA37 1SA.

Built in the sixteenth century, Barcaldine Castle offers a truly unique experience. The luxurious bedrooms feature complimentary WiFi, flat screen TV’s and luxurious fabrics. Being set on the shore of Loch Creren, the B&B also enjoys wonderful views.

  • 16th Century

Bunchrew House Hotel

Bunchrew House Hotel, Bunchrew, Inverness, Inverness-shire, IV3 8TA.

Bunchrew House is a 17th century Scottish mansion set amidst acres of beautiful gardens on the shores of the Beauly Firth. The sixteen bedrooms each come with their own unique character and style. The restaurant features 2 AA Rosette dining.

  • 17th Century

Atholl Palace Hotel

Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5LY.

The baronial style Atholl Palace Hotel sits within 48 acres of award winning parkland overlooking Pitlochry and the scenic splendour of the surrounding Highlands. This luxurious 4 star hotel also features an onsite health club with indoor pool, etc.

  • 19th Century

Looking for castle hotels across the whole of the UK? Check out our Castle Hotels in England and Britain page.