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

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

Cornhill Castle

Cornhill Castle Hotel, nr. Biggar, Lanarkshire ML12 6QE

Once the family home of a wealthy East India merchant, this stately building sits majestically beside the River Clyde. Built in the French Renaissance style, following careful restoration it now offers guests peaceful and comfortable accommodation, along with a high standard of food and service.

  • 19th Century

Leslie Castle

Leslie Castle, nr. Insch, Aberdeenshire AB52 6NX

Dating back to the 17th century, Leslie Castle now offers delightful adults only, B&B accommodation in 5 beautifully furnished, en-suite rooms. The historic seat of the Clan Leslie, delicious Scottish breakfasts are cooked to order.

  • 17th Century

Mingary Castle

Mingary Castle, Kilchoan, Acharacle, Ardnamurchan PH39 4LH

Lovingly renovated, the 13th century Mingary Castle stands proudly atop its own rocky outcrop above the Sound of Mull. The former seat of the Clan MacIain, it now offers just four individual suites, each with well-appointed bathrooms and four poster beds. Enjoy fine dining in unique surroundings.

  • 13th Century

Faside Castle

Faside Estate, Edinburgh and Lothians, EH33 2LE

Only 8 miles from Edinburgh lies Faside Castle. Faside Castle offers unique bed and breakfast accommodation at the top of the 14th century tower. Some rooms include a 7 foot wide ‘Emperor bed’, stone built fireplaces and stand-alone slipper baths. A steep spiral staircase and a glass walkway over the old dungeon leads up to the roof top walk, perfect to watch the sunset over the Firth of Forth.

  • 14th Century

Kincraig Castle Hotel

Kincraig Castle Hotel, Invergordon, near Inverness, Highlands, IV18 0LF.

The four star rated Kincraig Castle Hotel stands in an elevated position within its own landscaped grounds. Dating from the 1800’s, the building boasts outstanding character and features an award winning restaurant and beautifully appointed bedrooms.

  • 19th Century

Crossbasket Castle

Crossbasket Castle, High Blantyre, Glasgow, G72 9UE.

With parts dating back to the early 15th century, guests at this luxurious castle hotel will enjoy a truly historic experience. Set in beautifully landscaped gardens and parkland, it offers 9 palatial bedrooms, all just a short drive from Glasgow.

  • 15th Century

Carberry Tower Mansion House

Carberry Tower Castle, Musselburgh, Scotland, EH21 8PY.

This magnificent castle hotel has a history dating back to the 1400s, and is only a short drive or train ride from Edinburgh. The property boasts over 30 acres of parkland to explore, whilst the nearest beach is just five minutes from the property.

  • 15th Century

Sherbrooke Castle Hotel

Sherbrooke Castle Hotel, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G41 4PG.

Just a short drive from the heart of Glasgow, this striking baronial building boasts 18 luxury bedrooms, restaurant and bar, all in the magnificent surroundings of Pollokshields. The hotel’s restaurant serves an a la carte menu for both lunch and dinner.

  • 19th Century

North West Castle Hotel

North West Castle Hotel, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, DG9 8EH.

North West Castle was built in 1820 on the shores of Loch Ryan as the home of Sir John Ross, the famous Arctic Explorer. Now serving as a hotel, a warm welcome awaits.

  • 19th Century

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