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.
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.
Top guest reviewsour group of 13 had more than enough room and were very comfortable in the expansive castleall rooms are a combination of grandeur and homeliness very tasteful indeeda wonderfully clean well organised child and adult dream
Host:the host was very welcoming and organisedand etsuko the host was brilliantetsuko is an amazing host and our family had a trip that we will remember foreverthe owner is fantastic and very accommodatingamazing castle fantastic weekend great host would highly recommendRead more reviewsbeautiful castle in a remote locationbeautiful castle and great location for seeing stsuperb listing amazing castle in a great locationit’s in a great location with lots of interesting places nearby and is a memorable venuewhat a place to stay wonderful castle fantastic location in fact everything was perfect
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. 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.
Top guest reviewsvery comfortable warm and coseyit was warm (even in winter) comfortable and well equippedthe main dining room was excellent and perfect for the numbers (14)the bedrooms were all lovely and very clean as were the bathrooms
Host:very helpful hosts with all our questions prior to arrivalall staff and amanda are brilliantthe onsite managers were highly responsive with any and all questionsthe hosts made everything really easy and were always ready to help with an answer if neededhousekeeping staff and hosts all friendly flexible and very responsiveRead more reviewsamazing building in a wonderful locationgood location to explore the area toospedlins tower was a truly amazing location and we had a great timespedlin’s tower is a truly outstanding building in a fantastic locationthe place is more impressive in person and there is a beautiful river close by
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. 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.
Top guest reviewsthe bed linen mattresses and duvets were all very high quality and the beds very comfortablefabulous apartment great location with stunning viewsvery clean spacious & has everything you will need for a comfortable stay
Host:the extra touches from the host were very much appreciated toothey were excellent hosts replying to us within minutes and providing us with great local tipsRead more reviewswhat an amazing place and location - just stunningan incredible space in a beautiful locationstunning place which looks even better in real life than in picturesamazing location if driving and the property is stunning definitely would visit again and have already recommended to othersbeautiful place in a very stylish grounds
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.
Top guest reviewsthe amenities were great and the kitchen and baths had everything we neededthis also had a washer and separate dryer unit which was great for our laundry needsthe bed was comfortable and the living room was nicely decoratedi highly recommend staying at any of the apartments or cottages at foulisclean and full of characterthe pavilion was clean and well stockedso clean spacious and comfortable that we immediately felt like we were invading someone else's homethe space is comfortable clean and exceptionally well appointed as a home away from homebeyond 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 hademma was a great hostemma was a great hostthe grounds host and pavilion were all greatwonderful place and host definitely recommendRead more reviewsthis is an amazing locationthe location for exploring the highlands was goodsuch an amazing and unique experience space and locationthere is ample shopping in dingwall and a great local shop at the storehouse nearbythe location is near strathpeffer which has a great lunch place called the deli
This Airbnb castle to stay in Scotland 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.
Top guest reviewsoutstanding place very spacious nice and toasty with under floor heating beds are comfy would recommendthe beds were comfortable the baths luxurious (and plenty of hot water) and great amenitieshuge living room areagreat space cleanliness and facilitiesthe apartment is so comfortable (especially our bed) sparkling clean and had a well stocked kitchenplenty of space clean great location
Host:and emma very kind always answering our questionsemma is a great hostfantastic host and great accommodationemma is a fantastic hostemma is a sweet hostRead more reviewsbeautiful location and charming characterquiet location very peacefulbeautiful place and great locationgreat location scenery and autumn walksamazing location and place to stay good open space and parking and places to walk
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.
Top guest reviewsall the mod cons you need to make your stay comfortableclean comfortable and cosyclean and had good character insidethe bridge house was even better than we expected super clean and had everything we neededthe bridge house is spacious and comfortable on the inside and very clean
Host:hosts very welcoming and friendlymimi is a wonderful hostour host was super responsive and helpful highly appreciatedmimi was a great hostgood contact from host and smooth check inRead more reviewscomfortable and close to conveniencesbeautiful unique property in an amazing locationamazing location i would definitely recommend this propertymy wife and i found that this location was very beautiful and relaxing to stay inthis is the most interesting place we have ever stayed
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.
Top guest reviewsunderfloor heating kept the place so warm and the breakfast was incredible with lovely hoststhe renovated quarters we stayed in were so comfortable with lovely period furnishings and decorationscomfortable beds and lots of spacethe food was delicious and there was even wifi out in the middle of nowherethe beds were very comfy and we had a great night sleepit was very clean and thoughtfully decorateddavid's accommodations are wonderful spacious and super clean
Host:david is a great hostdavid is a charming helpful if somewhat chaotic hosta very kind hostour host was so kind and we all admire him tremendouslydavid was a fantastic host and the roaring fire was a great welcomeRead more reviewsi plan on suggesting this location to anyone looking for a fantastic stay and experience in scotlandoutstanding location hospitality and experiencebalintore castle is a magical location and the kitchen wing has offered us a wonderfully comfortable staya perfect place to stay if you are looking for something different and memorablethe castle he is restoring is in a stunning location with beautiful views over a valley and lake
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.
Top guest reviewsfrom the moment you arrive and open the iron 'yett' you know you have arrived somewhere specialthe place is exceptionally clean and tidyvery clean and comfortable with good kitchenthe tower was immaculately clean and we really appreciated the supplies that were left for our arrivalthe castle was very clean and comfortable
Host:we found folk so friendly and welcoming and with great sense of humourlulu is an amazing hostRead more reviewsthe location is ideal and we loved peeblesit's perfectly situated for a peaceful break and lovely river walksgreat location on the tweed river walk; we walked to town on dayit is in a great location for walking and for a day trip to edinburghbarns tower is a great location for holidaying in the borders
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.
Top guest reviewskitchen is a fabulous place to meet and unwindthe kitchen and in fact the entire place is wonderfully stocked with everything you needthe house was spotless and the gardens beautifulimmaculately clean very well appointed and a total joy from start to finishan unbelievably characterful and atmospheric property magnificently equipped meticulously clean comfortable and well-functioning
Host:host was very supportive and everything we needed was thereRead more reviewswe had everything we could have hoped for and location was great toofantastic location and an amazing characterful property adorned with great facilitiesthis place was amazing so much character and details in the estate
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.
Top guest reviewsthe beds are comfortable and the rooms cosy
Host:she was very helpfulthe hospitality from the host was amazing and the response was very quickamy is an awesome hostamy was very helpful and responsive and made sure that our stay was as comfortable as possibleduchray castle is an amazing place to stay amy and nikita are gracious hostsRead more reviewsgreat location very close to loch lomand as well as several other lakes and towns
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.
Kinnettles, Scotland, United Kingdom
73.67 km (45.8 mi) from Gartmorn Dam Country Park
Top guest reviewswe were very comfortable with everything we neededthe accommodation was great nice and cleanRead more reviewsexcellent quiet and secure locationperfect location beautiful homethe location is both peaceful and scenic and not far from a range of good attractionsthis is a warm and cosy yet spacious lodge house in a very beautiful location on the castle estatelocation was beautiful very peaceful look forward to visiting again soon
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.
Argyll & Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom
70.08 km (43.6 mi) from Gartmorn Dam Country Park
Top guest reviewsi recommend taking the ferry to gourock and taking a dip in the warm outdoor saltwater poolthe apartment had a great view of the water and everything you could need is providedbeautiful view from the rooms and walking down to the beach is amazingthe apartment was very spacious very clean had lovely views and was simply perfectamazing location and beautiful building with a charming apartment - stunning viewsthe place was spotlessly cleanyour apartmentis clean with lots of room and a full kitchenthe room was very clean and bed was extremely warm and comfortablespotlessly clean and the highlight was the bed it was the most comfy we've slept init was clean and comfortable and georgio was very nice and helpful throughout
Host:georgio is a wonderful hostgeorgio is a wonderful hostthank you to georgio for hosting me and my familya remarkable host toogood castle experience georgio was a great host and the beach nearby is awesomeRead more reviewsgreat location lovely walks nearbylocation beautiful but not much to do locallythe castle is in a striking location with appropriately old and beautiful groundsbeautiful location on loch long i loved the solace in the areathe castle building is really beautiful and really unusual in a lovely location
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 in Scotland
1. Which Airbnb castles in Scotland have cheap rates?
Staying in a castle can be expensive! Luckily, there are also offerings that are relatively cheaper than others. The Bridge House, Perth, and Kinross will cost you 228 USD. This countryside castle best for couples, Scottish Borders is even cheaper at 179 USD.
2. Which Airbnbs in Scotland have parking?
Dairsie Castle, Fife, Spedlins Castle, Dumfries and Galloway, The Great Hall in Dollarbeg Castle, Clackmannanshire, and The Pavilion in Foulis Castle, Highland Scotland all have parking available so you don’t have to worry about it.
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