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The Traditional Scottish Wedding Dress

A wedding is a momentous occasion that celebrates love, unity, and heritage. When it comes to Scottish weddings, the traditional wedding dress plays a significant […]

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Why American Travellers Love Our Scottish Castle

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 […]

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The Traditional Scottish Breakfast

The traditional full Scottish breakfast is not so different from the more well-known full English breakfast. It includes such familiar ingredients as bacon, sausage, eggs, […]

Men in traditional Scottish wedding kilt attire

Scottish Wedding Kilt Etiquette

So, you’re planning a wedding in Scotland (or attending one), and you plan to wear a kilt? Good choice! The wedding kilt is a staple […]

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4 Intriguing Reasons to Visit Barcaldine Castle

1. Ancient, but Still Open Castles, by their very nature, tend to hold mysteries. As one of the few ancient castles on the mainland that […]

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Hogmanay Traditions to Celebrate the New Year

It’s that time of year again! After another long year, it’s nearly time to celebrate Hogmanay. Out with the old and in with the new. […]

10 Things to Do in Argyll

It’s all very well coming to stay in one of our elegant and traditional castle rooms, but rooms are just for sleeping in. That’s why […]

Scottish wedding at Barcaldine castle

Scottish Wedding Traditions

Do you dream of having a traditional Scottish wedding? There’s a lot to Scottish culture when it comes to getting married, and there are plenty […]

Dunstaffnage Castle: Historic Places to See in Oban

4 Historic Places to See in Oban

When you come to stay in Scotland, you come for our historic sites and breath-taking scenery. Although our view of Loch Creran and the Glen […]

Party Themes: A Night at Barcaldine Castle

Party Themes: 5 Events Worthy of a Castle

Got any special occasions coming up? Any cool party themes in mind? If not, why not?! Nothing adds to the fun of a party like […]

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5 Reasons to Rent a Castle

Who doesn’t love a castle? We’ve all heard of Camelot, Castle Dracula, Sleeping Beauty’s castle, Hogwarts, and other impressive buildings of fiction. It’s always nice […]

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10 Tasty Places to Eat in Oban

After a lovely breakfast at Barcaldine Castle, wandering and seeing the sights nearby can work up quite an appetite. When it isn’t time for afternoon […]

Scottish wedding at Barcaldine castle

Do You Want the Perfect Scottish Castle Wedding?

Naturally, you want to feel like royalty on your wedding day. Everyone dreams of a fairy-tale setting, and what could make it more magical than […]

oban Island hopping

Why is Oban Island Hopping Such an Adventure?

While many seasoned travellers and new experience seekers enjoy island hopping in exotic locations like Thailand or Mexico, our very own Oban boasts its island […]

Indulge in Afternoon Tea

Why You Should Indulge In Afternoon Tea

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” – Henry James (1843-1916) said in […]

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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