14 Best Airbnb Castles To Stay In Scotland - Updated 2024

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Scotland boasts a very fascinating heritage that is evident in all its ancient fortifications and historic landmarks. If you are in the United Kingdom and need a relaxing break, this country offers you the perfect escape. The vast landscapes from east to west guarantee a compelling change of scenery, beginning with Loch Lomond. This stunning lake is an ideal destination for fishing and other water sports. Moreover, the scenic open spaces are suitable for hiking. Visitors can check out some movie and TV locations as well, not to mention beautiful lochs all around the country. The famed Loch Ness is also worth visiting, especially with the picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle bordering the hillside. For a grand experience of Scottish lifestyle, consider staying in a castle. Check out the best Airbnb castles in Scotland below.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 08, 2024.

1. Dairsie Castle, Fife (from USD 1281)

This self-catering Scottish castle for rent combines modern amenities and the classic features of a castle. Once the site of secret parliament meetings, and sieges, and home to escaping monarchs such as James VI and I in 1583, this castle has a lot of stories to tell. Enjoy the view from the private patio while you sip your coffee or take your breakfast. Take one of the rooms in the tower or one in the cap-house.

On good days, enjoy walks on the 6-acre (2.43-hectare) grounds including a woodland walk to the river Eden, or see what herbs are available in a walled herb garden. There’s also an orchard.

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Fife, United Kingdom
54.63 km (34.0 mi) from Gartmorn Dam Country Park
90 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Castle 10 Beds 14 Guests 6 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our group of 13 had more than enough room and were very comfortable in the expansive castle
all rooms are a combination of grandeur and homeliness very tasteful indeed
Cleanliness:
a wonderfully clean well organised child and adult dream
Host:
the host was very welcoming and organised
and etsuko the host was brilliant
etsuko is an amazing host and our family had a trip that we will remember forever
the owner is fantastic and very accommodating
amazing castle fantastic weekend great host would highly recommend
Location:
beautiful castle in a remote location
beautiful castle and great location for seeing st
superb listing amazing castle in a great location
it’s in a great location with lots of interesting places nearby and is a memorable venue
what a place to stay wonderful castle fantastic location in fact everything was perfect
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2. Spedlins Castle, Dumfries and Galloway (from USD 1217)

Have a true castle experience in this Scottish castle Airbnb with classic castle features such as a drawing room, perfectly trimmed garden hedges, and rooms with four-poster beds. The castle was built in 1450 and is full of historical artifacts and stories. Gather in the great hall, and keep warm by the huge fireplace while playing board games or simply hanging out. Have meals in the elegant dining room or have afternoon tea in the cozy drawing room. You can also have a picnic by the small lake nearby. Explore the castle and make a game of discovering every nook and cranny.

In addition to all these, enjoy modern conveniences such as a fully equipped modern kitchen, a flat-screen TV, and Wi-Fi.

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Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
108.01 km (67.2 mi) from Gartmorn Dam Country Park
68 reviews   Wifi Available
Castle 10 Beds 14 Guests 6 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable warm and cosey
it was warm (even in winter) comfortable and well equipped
the main dining room was excellent and perfect for the numbers (14)
Cleanliness:
the bedrooms were all lovely and very clean as were the bathrooms
Host:
very helpful hosts with all our questions prior to arrival
all staff and amanda are brilliant
the onsite managers were highly responsive with any and all questions
the hosts made everything really easy and were always ready to help with an answer if needed
housekeeping staff and hosts all friendly flexible and very responsive
Location:
amazing building in a wonderful location
good location to explore the area too
spedlins tower was a truly amazing location and we had a great time
spedlin’s tower is a truly outstanding building in a fantastic location
the place is more impressive in person and there is a beautiful river close by
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3. Cats Castle, Cardross (from USD 683)

This five-bedroom castle was built in 1888 and has enough space to fit your entire family. Earlier known as Hazelwood, Cat’s Castle has several cat sculpture references designed for the Sheriff-Clerk of Dunbartonshire. With 12 sleeping spaces and five bedrooms, the castle is spread across 12 acres (4.86 hectares). The living room has a fireplace and the bedrooms have queen and double beds for a comfortable sleep. You can savor stunning river and garden views from your bedroom windows.

If you are looking to host parties, you can throw one at the Cats Whiskers cottage offered by the hosts. Free parking is available on the premises.

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Cardross, Scotland, United Kingdom
56.83 km (35.4 mi) from Gartmorn Dam Country Park
162 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Castle 6 Beds 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was super fast & sky tv was a bonus
beds very comfortable and wifi was great
the views were stunning as were some of the rooms
really great castle impressive view especially from the 2nd floor room and the big corner room
wifi is v strong and the grounds and location is lovely
Cleanliness:
very clean and so much space
clean tidy and amazing views
very well equipped and very clean
the castle was spotless spacious and perfect for the wedding morning
it is a very clean and spacious property allowing us all to have our own space
Host:
the caretaker who greeted us was very friendly
Location:
we hired a car from glasgow airport which was under 20 mins away perfect location
an extra special location
amazing place such an incredible setting and location
a fantastic property in a great location close to loch lomond and perfect for big groups
a very nice house/castle and in an ideal location for exploring loch lomond and the surrounding areas
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4. Laird’s Retreat, Arden (from USD 192)

Laird’s Retreat is a two-bedroom rental located in Lomond Castle in Arden. The rental offers sweeping views of Loch Lomond and is a romantic escape away from the crowded city. The kitchen on-site is a fully equipped space to cook meals. The living area features a cozy couch, a small dining area, and a flat-screen TV for entertainment.

The patio is a great place to savor al fresco meals while relishing the surrounding views. Guests also enjoy easy beach access, convenient when they want to unwind near the water.

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Arden, Scotland, United Kingdom
55.38 km (34.5 mi) from Gartmorn Dam Country Park
101 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful apartment with access to a small beach and wonderful views from the lovely gardens
lovely access to gardens from the patio doors in the living room
we stayed in the apartment for a short holiday of 4 nights
Cleanliness:
spotlessly clean and well equipped
place was very clean and comfortable
lovely clean accomodation and excellent location
nice place well equipped and very clean
it was spacious clean and had everything we needed
Host:
jenifer was a courteous and helpful host
jenifer was very helpful and everything was provided that you could need
jenifer is a great host - super helpful and responsive
jenifer was a great host and would recommend to anyone
beautiful home in beautiful surroundings jenifer was the best host we have had and always responded
Location:
good location on west side of lake
fantastic location and great value for money
great location for all things around loch lomond
wonderful location breathtaking scenery in the grounds
a lovely apartment in a fantastic location overlooking the loch
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5. The Great Hall in Dollarbeg Castle, Clackmannanshire (from USD 341)

Rent a castle Airbnb in Scotland for family holidays! Dollarbeg Castle was established in the late 19th century as the last gothic baronial style building of its kind ever constructed. One part of the castle, The Great Hall, was restored in 2007 to provide contemporary accommodations at the heart of Dollar. Nonetheless, many original features remain, such as the vaulted ceilings.

The rental has a private entrance for guests. If you are bringing a car, you may take advantage of the complimentary on-site parking.

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Dollar, Clackmannanshire, United Kingdom
5.87 km (3.7 mi) from Gartmorn Dam Country Park
145 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Castle 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed linen mattresses and duvets were all very high quality and the beds very comfortable
fabulous apartment great location with stunning views
Cleanliness:
very clean spacious & has everything you will need for a comfortable stay
Host:
the extra touches from the host were very much appreciated too
they were excellent hosts replying to us within minutes and providing us with great local tips
Location:
what an amazing place and location - just stunning
an incredible space in a beautiful location
stunning place which looks even better in real life than in pictures
amazing location if driving and the property is stunning definitely would visit again and have already recommended to others
beautiful place in a very stylish grounds
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6. The Pavilion in Foulis Castle, Highland Scotland (from USD 448)

Housed in Foulis Castle, this luxury Airbnb is a self-catered wing. Beautifully nestled in Highlands, this 14-century castle is only a few minutes away from Dingwall. The castle was restored in 1746 and has since had a change of use. The tranquil surroundings guarantee a nice breather. This rental has a front door opening onto stunning landscaped gardens and the scenic inlet of Cromarty Firth.

Meanwhile, the kitchen has lovely views of the courtyard and gardens, which you can enjoy while dining. Additionally, there is a dining room with an eight-seater dining table overlooking the courtyard.

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United Kingdom
172.9 km (107.5 mi) from Gartmorn Dam Country Park
844 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Castle 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities were great and the kitchen and baths had everything we needed
this also had a washer and separate dryer unit which was great for our laundry needs
the bed was comfortable and the living room was nicely decorated
i highly recommend staying at any of the apartments or cottages at foulis
Cleanliness:
clean and full of character
the pavilion was clean and well stocked
so clean spacious and comfortable that we immediately felt like we were invading someone else's home
the space is comfortable clean and exceptionally well appointed as a home away from home
beyond having the clean bedrooms and bathrooms; there is a library/sitting room for conversation and reflection
Host:
she was helpful and responded quickly to any questions i had
emma was a great host
emma was a great host
the grounds host and pavilion were all great
wonderful place and host definitely recommend
Location:
this is an amazing location
the location for exploring the highlands was good
such an amazing and unique experience space and location
there is ample shopping in dingwall and a great local shop at the storehouse nearby
the location is near strathpeffer which has a great lunch place called the deli
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7. The Bakehouse in Foulis Castle, Highland Scotland (from USD 641)

This Airbnb castle to stay in Scotland is housed on the north/east wall of the 14-century Foulis Castle, which is beautifully tucked in the Highlands. Wi-Fi and parking are offered for free.

During your stay here, you are welcome to stroll the spectacular outdoor area with landscaped gardens and access the surrounding ponds. There is a walled arboretum nearby where you can pick fruits in the summer months. You can take a stroll on the estate and also spot local wildlife.

Stayed at this property?
United Kingdom
172.93 km (107.5 mi) from Gartmorn Dam Country Park
286 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Castle 6 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
outstanding place very spacious nice and toasty with under floor heating beds are comfy would recommend
the beds were comfortable the baths luxurious (and plenty of hot water) and great amenities
huge living room area
Cleanliness:
great space cleanliness and facilities
the apartment is so comfortable (especially our bed) sparkling clean and had a well stocked kitchen
plenty of space clean great location
Host:
and emma very kind always answering our questions
emma is a great host
fantastic host and great accommodation
emma is a fantastic host
emma is a sweet host
Location:
beautiful location and charming character
quiet location very peaceful
beautiful place and great location
great location scenery and autumn walks
amazing location and place to stay good open space and parking and places to walk
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8. The Bridge House, Perth and Kinross (from USD 320)

Sleeping a maximum of four people, this unique Airbnb is a two-bedroom castle perched on a bridge above River Ardle. Originally constructed in 1881, it has many original features that still exist today, such as the stone spiral staircase, traditional Scottish timber-clad walls, and pine floors. The location by the river ensures a quiet vacation experience.

You’re free to roam around the stone walkways and admire the river below. There is also a veranda with seating tucked in the castellations.

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Ballintuim, Scotland, United Kingdom
62.57 km (38.9 mi) from Gartmorn Dam Country Park
526 reviews   Wifi Available
Castle 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all the mod cons you need to make your stay comfortable
Cleanliness:
clean comfortable and cosy
clean and had good character inside
the bridge house was even better than we expected super clean and had everything we needed
the bridge house is spacious and comfortable on the inside and very clean
Host:
hosts very welcoming and friendly
mimi is a wonderful host
our host was super responsive and helpful highly appreciated
mimi was a great host
good contact from host and smooth check in
Location:
comfortable and close to conveniences
beautiful unique property in an amazing location
amazing location i would definitely recommend this property
my wife and i found that this location was very beautiful and relaxing to stay in
this is the most interesting place we have ever stayed
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9. Balintore Castle Kitchen Wing, Angus (from USD 359)

Set in Angus, Balintore Castle boasts a secluded location in Great Glen. It provides direct access to many outdoor activities, such as hill walking, mountain biking, and shooting. This castle has been welcoming guests since the mid-19th century.

During your stay here, you have access to the entire accommodations wing but not the rest of the castle. Formerly a kitchen wing, this area has been restored to provide modern-day amenities while still maintaining its classic Victorian charm.

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Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom
75.21 km (46.8 mi) from Gartmorn Dam Country Park
453 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Castle 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
underfloor heating kept the place so warm and the breakfast was incredible with lovely hosts
the renovated quarters we stayed in were so comfortable with lovely period furnishings and decorations
comfortable beds and lots of space
the food was delicious and there was even wifi out in the middle of nowhere
the beds were very comfy and we had a great night sleep
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and thoughtfully decorated
david's accommodations are wonderful spacious and super clean
Host:
david is a great host
david is a charming helpful if somewhat chaotic host
a very kind host
our host was so kind and we all admire him tremendously
david was a fantastic host and the roaring fire was a great welcome
Location:
i plan on suggesting this location to anyone looking for a fantastic stay and experience in scotland
outstanding location hospitality and experience
balintore castle is a magical location and the kitchen wing has offered us a wonderfully comfortable stay
a perfect place to stay if you are looking for something different and memorable
the castle he is restoring is in a stunning location with beautiful views over a valley and lake
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10. Countryside castle best for couples, Scottish Borders (from USD 278)

This one-bedroom castle is tucked on River Tweed, offering a nice breather in a lovely countryside setting. The property is only 5 minutes away from Glentress Forest and 45 minutes away from Edinburgh. Heating and firewood are provided by the hosts to keep you warm in the chilly weather.

Pets are allowed in this pet-friendly Airbnb so feel free to bring them during your stay.

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Peebles, United Kingdom
62.49 km (38.9 mi) from Gartmorn Dam Country Park
186 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Castle 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
from the moment you arrive and open the iron 'yett' you know you have arrived somewhere special
Cleanliness:
the place is exceptionally clean and tidy
very clean and comfortable with good kitchen
the tower was immaculately clean and we really appreciated the supplies that were left for our arrival
the castle was very clean and comfortable
Host:
we found folk so friendly and welcoming and with great sense of humour
lulu is an amazing host
Location:
the location is ideal and we loved peebles
it's perfectly situated for a peaceful break and lovely river walks
great location on the tweed river walk; we walked to town on day
it is in a great location for walking and for a day trip to edinburgh
barns tower is a great location for holidaying in the borders
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11. Old Newton, Stirling (from USD 1089)

Ideal for large groups, this ancient, 6-bedroom castle in Doune accommodates a maximum of 12 guests. Originally a fortified house, it features thick walls, spiral staircases, and low doors. This rental is 1 of Scotland’s 3 continuously inhabited castles, with a rich history dating back to as early as the 14th century. Most bedrooms have picturesque views of Doune Castle.

You can bring your pets on while staying here, thanks to the property’s pet-friendly policy.

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Doune, Scotland, United Kingdom
19.46 km (12.1 mi) from Gartmorn Dam Country Park
44 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Castle 10 Beds 12 Guests 6 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kitchen is a fabulous place to meet and unwind
the kitchen and in fact the entire place is wonderfully stocked with everything you need
Cleanliness:
the house was spotless and the gardens beautiful
immaculately clean very well appointed and a total joy from start to finish
an unbelievably characterful and atmospheric property magnificently equipped meticulously clean comfortable and well-functioning
Host:
host was very supportive and everything we needed was there
Location:
we had everything we could have hoped for and location was great too
fantastic location and an amazing characterful property adorned with great facilities
this place was amazing so much character and details in the estate
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12. Duchray Castle, Stirlingshire (from USD 749)

While in Stirlingshire, have a royal stay in a 500-year-old tower house. Duchray Castle - rebuilt in 1825 - is located in Stirlingshire, only 4 km (2.5 mi) away from Aberfoyle. It is the heart of a rural 32.4-hectare (80-acre) parkland, ensuring a beautiful change of scenery.

Many child-friendly amenities are provided, such as a cot, a high chair, and children’s books and toys. If you are looking for groceries or some other amenities, take a 2.5-mile (4.02-kilometer) drive to Aberfoyle.

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Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
43.33 km (27.0 mi) from Gartmorn Dam Country Park
28 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Castle 5 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds are comfortable and the rooms cosy
Host:
she was very helpful
the hospitality from the host was amazing and the response was very quick
amy is an awesome host
amy was very helpful and responsive and made sure that our stay was as comfortable as possible
duchray castle is an amazing place to stay amy and nikita are gracious hosts
Location:
great location very close to loch lomand as well as several other lakes and towns
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13. Kinnettles Castle, Angus

Situated in Angus, the 14-century Kinnettles Castle is only a few minutes away from Glamis and Glamis Castle. The master bedroom comes with a double bed, while the other bedroom features two single beds. Surrounded by mature trees and parkland walks, this castle guarantees a cozy retreat in a quiet neighborhood. Kids and pets are welcome here, so small families will surely be able to spend quality time together.

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Kinnettles, Scotland, United Kingdom
73.67 km (45.8 mi) from Gartmorn Dam Country Park
27 reviews   Wifi Available
Castle 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we were very comfortable with everything we needed
Cleanliness:
the accommodation was great nice and clean
Location:
excellent quiet and secure location
perfect location beautiful home
the location is both peaceful and scenic and not far from a range of good attractions
this is a warm and cosy yet spacious lodge house in a very beautiful location on the castle estate
location was beautiful very peaceful look forward to visiting again soon
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14. Knockderry Castle, Argyll and Bute

Designed by Alexander Thomson in the 1850s, Knockderry Castle sits at the heart of a 4-hectare (10-acre) wild parkland, beautifully overlooking Loch Long. With the stunning outdoor scenery surrounding this property, it’s a good spot for outdoor activities, including biking and strolling uninterruptedly. Pets are allowed here, so you may stay with your beloved furry friends.

For your convenience, complete laundry facilities are available for guests’ use. Moreover, complimentary parking is provided within the premises.

Stayed at this property?
Argyll & Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom
70.08 km (43.6 mi) from Gartmorn Dam Country Park
176 reviews   Wifi Available
Castle 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i recommend taking the ferry to gourock and taking a dip in the warm outdoor saltwater pool
the apartment had a great view of the water and everything you could need is provided
beautiful view from the rooms and walking down to the beach is amazing
the apartment was very spacious very clean had lovely views and was simply perfect
amazing location and beautiful building with a charming apartment - stunning views
Cleanliness:
the place was spotlessly clean
your apartmentis clean with lots of room and a full kitchen
the room was very clean and bed was extremely warm and comfortable
spotlessly clean and the highlight was the bed it was the most comfy we've slept in
it was clean and comfortable and georgio was very nice and helpful throughout
Host:
georgio is a wonderful host
georgio is a wonderful host
thank you to georgio for hosting me and my family
a remarkable host too
good castle experience georgio was a great host and the beach nearby is awesome
Location:
great location lovely walks nearby
location beautiful but not much to do locally
the castle is in a striking location with appropriately old and beautiful grounds
beautiful location on loch long i loved the solace in the area
the castle building is really beautiful and really unusual in a lovely location
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Have an immersive experience in Scotland

Scotland features several resorts and luxury hotels. But for a country known for its castles and fortifications, there’s no better way to visit than by staying in a quintessential Scottish castle. Make sure to book one of these Airbnb castles in Scotland when you plan your trip.

Frequently asked questions about Airbnb castles to stay in Scotland


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