Top 4 Castle Hotels Near Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Kim Raya C.
Kim Raya C.  
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Aberdeen is a city in Scotland that is well known for its granite quarries, historical landmarks, and climate that’s perfect for alpine and subtropical vegetation. It garnered the title, “Offshore Oil Capital of Europe”, due to oil deposits around the area. If you’re into sightseeing, local attractions such as St. Machar’s Cathedral, Aberdeen Art Gallery, and Cruickshank Botanic Gardens will definitely captivate you. If you want to venture outside the city, don’t miss Crathes Castle, about a 25-minute drive from the city center. This city has no shortage of things to do. Due to its efficient rail network, it won’t be a problem to reach any of these sites. Do you want to enhance your experience by staying at one of the many historical spots the region features? Feed your curiosity by checking out these castle hotels near Aberdeen, United Kingdom.

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 February 08, 2024.

1. Leslie Castle

This castle-turned-luxury hotel near Aberdeen, Scotland, is owned by the Baron of Leslie and dates back to the 12th century. Located 28 miles (45 km) from the city of Aberdeen, this castle hotel has spacious rooms that retained their original design. The management continuously invests in maintaining the state and cleanliness of the hotel. At Baronial Hall, the common lounge, and Old Kitchen, the breakfast hall, you will feel the grandness of the structure to its fullest. While here, don’t forget to go hiking on the nearby Whisky Trail and Castle Trail.

Only the best selection of local produce is served to satisfy your appetite. The owner will certainly welcome you with facts about Scottish culture and recommend activities for you to do to pass the time. The property also entertains public tours and events.

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Leslie Castle

Address: Leslie
49.59 km (30.9 mi) from Dunnottar Castle

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
oh and in a castle a bed comfortable for for a king
the staff was most helpful; the meals were excellent
the owners are very kind and excited to own this castle
the family who own and operate the business are very friendly and happily showed us around
owner explained about the history of castle which was great
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2. Lickleyhead Castle (from USD 917)

This castle from the 16th century is the perfect accommodation for people who wants to stay in a grand castle but still feel at home. It has big and soft sofas perfect for just relaxing, a cozy box bedroom, and five fireplaces to curl in front of while reading a book. You can enjoy the sound of running water and animals which provides a serene ambient sound.

You could also enjoy a walk on the 11-acre (4.45-hectare) castle grounds. On the grounds, you can find streams, rope swings, or watch birds at a bird hide. You can also host a wedding on the property. Getting married at an old Scottish castle may be one of the most romantic things to do in Aberdeen.

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Insch, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
47.11 km (29.3 mi) from Dunnottar Castle
19 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Castle 9 Beds 16 Guests 8 Bedrooms 8 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
our hosts were lovely - we loved the homemade jam thank you so much for an unforgettable stay
otherwise it was a fabulous stay with lovely hosts
the host communication was excellent
there are some great trail walks from the castle around bennachie and plenty to see in the area
it’s a fantastic place and we are thinking of making it an annual trip
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3. The Tower, Thornton Castle (from USD 221)

This majestic accommodation located south of Aberdeen is traditional in style. Featuring stone, spiral stairs and an ancient-looking facade, this castle dates back to the 13th century, but the main guest room was built in 1531. Spacious plains with thriving greenery surround it. They have two bedrooms equipped with home appliances and basic toiletries, ideally for four people.

During your leisure, you can choose to enjoy the surroundings from the balcony or make use of facilities which include tennis courts and croquet lawns. If you prefer indoor activities, there is also a billiard table on the ground floor. With all these amenities, you’ll feel like you’re staying at a 5-star hotel near Aberdeen. Breakfast is provided by the hosts. Plus, if you love animals, they have pets of their own!

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Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
22.82 km (14.2 mi) from Dunnottar Castle
380 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Castle 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent and expansive breakfast
the included breakfast was ample and delicious
loved the english snooker table
and her breakfasts are delicious with lots of variety
the space is lovely and large with a very comfortable bed
absolutely amazing griselda was so sweet and we loved our stay here clean comfy and breakfast was amazing
she is a wonderful host
gracious host who made us feel welcome in her home
great hosts and we loved the castle
griselda is an amazing host
griselda and her husband are amazing hosts who provided us with lots of good local tips
the location is perfect for seeing the countryside with several historical castles nearby
amazing experience to stay in a genuine castle and walk the grounds
if you are planning in staying in a castle while in scotland thornton castle is a great place
this is quite possibly the most interesting place i've ever spent a couple of nights
thornton castle is a delightful and beautiful place to stay
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4. Macduff Tower

One of the places to stay near Aberdeen, Scotland, this property is the definition of luxurious yet traditional. It features a fully functional kitchen and dining area, an ornate living room with a fireplace, and an elegant bedroom. Don’t forget to check out the garden and outdoor furniture for barbecue parties.

This estate has been home to the owner’s family since the 1400s. Besides the stunning interiors, the ground also houses a wide variety of wildlife. You can go fishing in the unfenced lake or just enjoy leisurely strolls around. Sweat it out by playing some tennis or going cycling. It’s all up to you!

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Angus Council, Scotland, United Kingdom
36.34 km (22.6 mi) from Dunnottar Castle
25 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
apartment was really clean and equipped
staff are very friendly and had a really clear welcome pack
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Go back in time at Aberdeen

With these castle hotels in Aberdeen, you’ll get the best of both worlds - the magnificence and splendor of truly historic buildings as well as the luxuries of modern living. You can get your choice of beautiful cottages, historic castles, or five-star hotels in or near Aberdeen. Considering what this city has to offer, it will definitely be an experience worth traveling for.

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Frequently asked questions about castle hotels near Aberdeen, United Kingdom

1. Which castle hotels near Aberdeen are suitable for families?

Explore Aberdeen with your family! Lickleyhead Castle provides books and toys for children and have tons of outdoor space for your family to enjoy. There’s even a bird hide so you and your children can enjoy bird watching.

2. Which castle hotels near Aberdeen have parking?

To fully enjoy Aberdeen and other nearby places, a car would be very useful. You should check out properties such as Lickleyhead Castle and The Tower, Thornton Castle, both with parking available so you don’t have to worry about where to secure your vehicle.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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