Guestbook

Rachael and Andrew Jones

“A Perfect place for a fairytale wedding”

rachael-andy1-300“Perfect place for a fairytale wedding. Right from the start of planning our wedding, once we had secured that barcaldine castle was to be our venue Liz and Ronnie were so supportive and ensured that everything was exactly as we planned.
We live in the south of England so everything was organised by phone and email and we arrived to perfection. The castle is stunning and saying our vows in front of the roaring fire in the grand parlour was magical.

They had taken the time to organise the room beautifully and fresh flowers were everywhere.
We were lucky enough to have a beautiful sunny day and the grounds were stunning for our photos. We had a party of 9 altogether and had champagne and canapés after the photos which far exceeded our expectations.
We stayed 2 nights in a room right and the top of the castle and it had its own little turret, even more magical for a wedding day! The finishing touches to the room are nothing but beautiful and the breakfast was truly scrumptious.

We would love to return one day not just to reminisce but also to say thank you once more.

Rachael and Andrew Jones


Mr and Mrs Anderson – Grooms Parent

“Everything was just perfect!”

getting married in a scottish castle“A wonderful experience – Ian and I would like to thank you very much for all you did to make the marriage of our son, Douglas to Hayley, a wonderful experience.
Everything was just perfect! – not often one can say that!
The rooms, the service, the setting, the staff and the band – all a great success – oh and of course the piper. Please can you pass on our thanks
You, yourself, made everything gel together and made us feel ‘at home’ – a wonderful gift.

We wish you every success with the castle. It is a wonderful place in a beautiful setting.

Thank you so much once again.

Angelica and Ian Anderson


William G

“Awesome, individual wedding…”

Cannot fault the place; Liz and Ronnie were ace, ensuring our wedding was tailored to our needs.
Castle and surroundings are fairy-tale style; we will definitely be coming back!

Breakfasts were the best Scottish breakfasts we have ever had!

William


Kimberly S

“Beautiful venue for a Fall wedding”

Such an interesting place to stay. I loved exploring and looking for secret passages. A hearty breakfast was made to order and the staff was extremely accommodating! My room was cozy with a gorgeous view, yet somewhat eerie (what castle doesn’t have some history? )

It was the perfect setting for a small intimate wedding…and I can say “I stayed in a castle!

Kimberly


Mr and Mrs Gibb

“The best day of our lives”

barcaldine castle and gardens“The best day of our lives – From our initial enquiries to our booking of the venue to our visit to the castle prior to our wedding, to the day of the wedding, to the day we checked out, Ronnie and Liz Alexander could not have been more helpful, caring, considerate, or understanding, and were fantastic hosts.
As we wanted a quiet, intimate, personal day we chose the castle based on your website, its location, and Sam’s connection to the local area. The whole ambiance of the place, when we visited initially, ticked all the boxes, and Ronnie and Liz’s personality and professionalism came across instantly. This gave us a huge reassurance that this was the venue we were looking for.

On the run up to the “big day” we obviously wanted to check everything, make sure everything was arranged, paid for and ready and Liz was fantastic in reassuring us (Sam in particular!!!) that everything would be fine.

From the second I arrived with my best man and was welcomed by Liz, to the moment Sam and I checked out as husband and wife EVERYTHING was fantastic, with Ronnie and Liz there in the background ensuring all that needed to be done was done, without us having to think about a thing, other than the fact we were marrying each other. This was exactly what we had hoped for, and we can’t thank them enough for that.

We stayed the night in the castle and the room was stunning, perfect luxury and peace. Breakfast the next morning was really good too and a great way to finish our stay.

We will be recommending, to everyone we know, how wonderful your location and staff made our day go.

Thank you to Ronnie and Liz once again and thank you for having such a beautiful, romantic, setting for such a great day!”

Andy and Samantha Gibb


Mr and Mrs Smith

Married February 2012

marriage in a scotland castle“I just wanted to say we had a magnificent time, the wedding was wonderful, the castle was like a dream come true for Pete and myself and the hosts were absolutely fantastic and made our day and our stay at Barcaldine Castle a wonderful experience.

The castle was immaculate in every sense of the word, well looked after and presented. The rooms were exceptionally clean and tidy with lovely furnishings.
The enthusiasm and care which is taken by Liz and Ronnie in the running of such a beautiful castle is second to none. The food was exceptional. Their enjoyment in what they do is obvious to people such as Pete and I, which makes staying in a beautiful Castle, such as Barcaldine Castle, an enjoyable and worthwhile experience.

We were blown away by our wedding and want to pass our experience of marrying and staying at the castle onto you
I would recommend a wedding to any couple wishing to have a quiet wedding in an atmosphere which can only be created in somewhere as special as Barcaldine Castle and by the people who run it, from the owner of the Castle who obviously cares a great deal about it, to the hosts, Liz and Ronnie, who love what they do and pass that on to people staying.

Many Thanks”

Tereena and Pete Smith

Set in a picturesque location, Barcaldine Castle is on the banks of Loch Creran. There’s so much to do!

Don’t take our word for it, see what other people have said about their stay

Aleksandra Lebedeva
Aleksandra Lebedeva
December 27, 2023.
This is an amazing place to stay for a big group! Normally the castle operates as a hotel, but we got it for an exclusive use for 6 couples during Christmas. Each couple got a separate bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, each offering its unique vibe. There is a large main hall with a long table for your celebration(s) that has a huge fireplace for cozy evenings. Adjacent is a small lounge with a small bar area where you can helpf yourself with a cocktail. The interriors are well maintained and you get immersed into the vibe of a couple of centuries ago. It was also decorated for Chirstmas (incl. a Christmas Tree) which was a nice addition. Before arriving we had expected stone cold castle inside and were prepared with thick sweaters and socks but the rooms were surprisingly warm. The castle is located in a walking distance from a loch surrouneded by farms with cows, chickens and turkeys. It is also a good base for exploring Scotland with an aprox. 1-hour drive to Glencoe or Glenfinnan. The kitchen was professionally equipped (because it is a hotel) and had all the cookware you may ever need for your cooking as well as enough tableware and cutlery for your large squad. Only thing to be aware of is that the kitchen is one floor below the main hall so you will need to do some leg excersice bringing plates up and down.
Manilyn Ritchie
Manilyn Ritchie
November 12, 2023.
An amazing stay where history meets luxury, we stayed at argyll Room, the pillows, and the mattress is very comfortable and had a sound sleep, we also have a nice touch with our disposable sleepers and a bathrobes..complete set of coffee maker. The breakfast is very nice, stayed in the living room with the log fire ? roaring the night before while enjoying our drink.. the staff are very kind and friendly, the room was clean.. so yeah, I would definitely come back and highly recommend the place..
B Ritchie
B Ritchie
November 7, 2023.
What a lovely stay booked this last minute. It's a luxury stay that combines history, we spent 1 night and couldn't fault it. The room is cosy and comfortable with a luxury touch on it.. maybe a magic mirror ? the lounge room/ dinning room is what we loved on our nights stay, we sat on the sofa at the log fire with our drinks in hand . The host and staff are amazing and made sure our stay that we were well looked after . Definitely would recommend and come back again, thanks for our wonderful stay.
Ilja Gellart
Ilja Gellart
October 31, 2023.
Very relaxing place.
S Walmsley
S Walmsley
October 27, 2023.
Wonderful welcome on arrival. The castle is small but stunning. Stayed in the Caithness room. Very characterful - loved the turret room. Beautiful views. Enjoyed sitting by the open fire in the evening, and chatting to another couple of guests. Breakfast was enjoyable. Didn't see, or hear any spooks, but I'm sure they're about. Thoroughly recommend a night or two here. Take a bottle of wine, a book, and walking shoes.
Cole Young
Cole Young
October 9, 2023.
This place is amazing. Hard to put into words.
Steven Hatten
Steven Hatten
October 4, 2023.
The staff at the Castle was amazing. They did a fantastic job making us all feel at home while we were there including going above and beyond in several instances. The castle was beautiful and the views were unbelievable. Highly recommend for anyone looking to get away from it all but still treated like family.
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