10 Best Airbnb Castles In Scotland - Updated 2023


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.

1. The Great Hall in Dollarbeg Castle, Clackmannanshire (from USD 278)

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, has been restored in 2007 to provide contemporary accommodations at the heart of Dollar. Nonetheless, many original features remain, such as the vaulted ceilings. Sleeping up to four people, this rental has two bedrooms and three bathrooms. The master bedroom with a private bathroom has a queen-sized bed, while the other bedroom has a double bed.

If you are bringing a car, you may take advantage of the complimentary on-site parking.

The Great Hall, Dollarbeg Castle
Dollar, Clackmannanshire, United Kingdom
91 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Castle 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
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the bed linen mattresses and duvets were all very high quality and the beds very comfortable
fabulous apartment great location with stunning views
very clean spacious & has everything you will need for a comfortable stay
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
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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2. The Pavilion in Foulis Castle, Highland Scotland (from USD 170)

Housed in Foulis Castle, this luxury Airbnb is a self-catered wing that features two bedrooms and can accommodate up to five guests. Beautifully nestled in Highlands, it is only a few minutes away from Dingwall. 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.

The Pavilion, Foulis Castle, Highland Scotland
United Kingdom
691 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Castle 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

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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
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
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
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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3. The Bakehouse in Foulis Castle, Highland Scotland (from USD 365)

This property is housed on the north/east wall of Foulis Castle, which is beautifully tucked in Highlands. Ideal for families seeking a peaceful country retreat, it accommodates up to eight people. There are four bedrooms, two of which are equipped with a king-sized bed. Meanwhile, one bedroom has a bunk bed, and the other one has two single beds.

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.

The Bakehouse, Foulis Castle, Highland Scotland
United Kingdom
198 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Castle 6 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

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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
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
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
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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4. The Bridge House, Perth and Kinross (from USD 151)

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. This rental offers a master bedroom with a four-poster king-sized bed and a fireplace. Meanwhile, the other bedroom has a double bed.

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.

The Bridge House, Unique 2 bedroom home on bridge!
Ballintuim, Scotland, United Kingdom
366 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
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
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
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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5. Balintore Castle Kitchen Wing, Angus (from USD 316)

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. There are three bedrooms that can accommodate up to six people.

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.

Balintore Castle Kitchen Wing
Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom
269 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
it was very clean and thoughtfully decorated
david's accommodations are wonderful spacious and super clean
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
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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6. Countryside castle best for couples, Scottish Borders (from USD 171)

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. Suitable for romantic getaways and family holiday vacations, this castle accommodates up to four people. The bedroom has a double bed. If you need additional sleeping space, the host may provide two single beds in the seating room, too.

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

Romantic Medieval Castle
Peebles, United Kingdom
160 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
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
we found folk so friendly and welcoming and with great sense of humour
lulu is an amazing host
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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7. Old Newton, Stirling (from USD 839)

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.

Old Newton of Doune: Small Scottish Castle.
Doune, Scotland, United Kingdom
28 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Castle 10 Beds 12 Guests 6 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

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kitchen is a fabulous place to meet and unwind
the kitchen and in fact the entire place is wonderfully stocked with everything you need
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 was very supportive and everything we needed was there
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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8. Duchray Castle, Stirlingshire (from USD 486)

Duchray Castle 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. Featuring four bedrooms, this castle sleeps up to eight guests. Two bedrooms have one queen-sized bed each. The third bedroom is furnished with a king-sized bed and the fourth one has two single beds.

Many child-friendly amenities are provided, such as a cot, a high chair, and children’s books and toys.

Duchray Castle - 16th Century Scottish Castle
Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
22 reviews  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
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
great location very close to loch lomand as well as several other lakes and towns
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9. Kinnettles Castle, Angus

Situated in Angus, Kinnettles Castle is only a few minutes away from Glamis and Glamis Castle. It features two bedrooms, accommodating a maximum of four people. 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.

Gated Lodge Historic Kinnettles Castle by Glamis
Kinnettles, Scotland, United Kingdom
27 reviews  Wifi Available
Castle 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
we were very comfortable with everything we needed
the accommodation was great nice and clean
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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10. Knockderry Castle, Argyll and Bute

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. This castle can accommodate a maximum of four guests as it offers a bedroom with a queen-sized bed, a single bed, and a sofa bed. 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.

Knockderry castle apart 2
Argyll & Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom
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
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
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
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.

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