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The largest portion of overseas visitors to Scotland are tourists from the United States, making up 18.2% of visitors, according to VisitScotland. From our stunning mountain views to our rich history, it’s easy to see why so many Americans enjoy a Scottish vacation in a beautiful castle. Here are a few reasons why:

Why You Should Stay in a Scottish Castle

1. Scotland’s Rich History

Scottish castles are steeped in history, grandeur, and architectural beauty, appealing to the romantic sensibilities of many American tourists. Each one of them telling their own story, there are plenty of historical sites in and around Oban for travellers to enjoy.

Not only that, but our own castle has its own rich background (and a ghost, if you believe in such things). Stay in our Lochnell Room, and you’ll be sleeping in a stunning 17th-century Jacobean bed. And if you stay in our Breadalbane Room, you’ll be sleeping in the very same four-poster bed that was commissioned and owned by famous Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.

2. Culture and Heritage

Staying in a Scottish castle allows American visitors to immerse themselves in Scottish culture and heritage. Enjoy a full Scottish breakfast, explore the local area, and connect with our proud traditions, ancestry and folklore.

3. Location and Scenery

Set against the picturesque snow-capped mountains of Glencoe, Barcaldine Castle provides a breathtaking view of the Scottish countryside for visitors to behold. For any American tourists who love to connect with nature and want to see the natural wonders of the world, you cannot beat the romantic views of the Scottish Highlands.

4. Scottish Hospitality

Scottish folk are renowned for our warm and friendly hospitality. At our castle B&B, we always make our guests feel at home during their stay.

So what are you waiting for? Start planning your next adventure with a vacation in the Highlands and come stay in our authentic Scottish castle. It’s an experience you’ll never forget.