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Top 5 Castle Hotels In Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom

Susanna
Published Jul 18, 2018

Stay overnight in a castle from an earlier century in Inverness, Scotland. You can sleep like a king or queen on a four-poster bed in fine bed sheets and linens. Inverness is in the Scottish Highlands, a rocky and mountainous area with a lake that the Loch Ness Monster Calls home. The Highlands is the setting of many famous novels as well. A stay in a Scottish castle hotel means that you can have a romantic holiday where you can hike on the area’s rugged hills and warm yourself by a fire in the hotel’s stately reading room afterwards. You don’t have to inherit a royal fortune to stay in a castle hotel either. Castle hotel stays can fit almost any budget. Each castle is in a beautiful location in the Scottish Highlands and some even have fine dining restaurants at their location that specialise in cooking. Although the castle hotels have their original architecture, they have been modernised to keep guests comfortable and entertained. Read the list below to reserve your room at a castle hotel in Inverness, Scotland!

1. Kincraig Castle Hotel (from USD 235)

King Craig Castle Hotel was built in 1800 and is only a 20-minute drive from Inverness. This hotel is a great starting point for exploring all of Northern Scotland. The historical property has kept some of its original features in the bedrooms, guest lounge, bar, and dining room. Kincraig Castles 2 Red Rosette restaurant serves delicious and fine dining food. This country estate offers spacious rooms, free parking, friendly staff, and a cozy atmosphere to its guests. Kincraig Castle Hotel is near the Inverness Airport, Castle Stuart Golf Links, Inverness Castle, and much more.

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2. Tulloch Castle Hotel ‘A Bespoke Hotel’ (from USD 111)

Tulloch Castle Hotel is a former 12th-century castle located in the rolling hills of the beautiful Scottish Highlands. The hotel rooms feature period decoration. Each room has its own private bathroom, iron, tea/coffee facilities, and satellite TV. The hotel has a bar and restaurant called Turrets Restaurant. A full Scottish breakfast is served each morning at the restaurant that’s made with fresh local produce. The restaurant menu includes traditional Scottish dishes. The hotel offers free parking and Wi-Fi to guests. A popular activity at the hotel is it’s Ghost Tour. The Ghost Tour informs guests of some chilling details of the castle hotel’s past. Tulloch Castle Hotel is near the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, The Nairn Golf Club, and many more attractions including A supermarket, two hospitals, and the University of the Highlands and Islands.

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3. Mansfield Castle Hotel (from USD 87)

This stately Victorian building was built in the 1870s and is only a five-minute drive from the town centre of Tain. The Mansfield Castle Hotel is a nice accommodation for golfers to stay at since it is near some of the Scottish Highlands premiere golf courses. The hotel’s interior has oak panelling that can be seen throughout the building. The hotel’s more superior rooms are located in the castle and its standard rooms are in the Garden Room which is attached to the castle. All hotel guests can you use the hotels reading lounge. The hotel has free parking and Wi-Fi available for guests. The staff at the hotel is very friendly and accommodating. Attractions like the Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Dunrobin Castle, Dornoch Firth, and many, many more are a short drive from the hotel.

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4. Dornoch Castle Hotel (from USD 124)

The Dornoch Castle Hotel is a 500-year-old former Scottish Castle. The hotel is just opposite a 13th-century Cathedral. The hotel space features a lush garden and fine dining restaurant. The Garden Restaurant has its original 15th-century stone walls and wooden floors. It serves traditional Scottish dishes made with local produce such as local seafood, Aberdeen Angus beef, and Highland venison. Each room at the hotel has a TV, tea/coffee making facilities, and a private bathroom. Guests of the hotel do not need to worry about having a vehicle to see some of the most spectacular sights of Northern Scotland since it is only a 15-minute walk to the seashore and a 10-minute walk to the Royal Dornoch Golf Club. For guests wanting to venture farther away from the hotel, Dunrobin Castle is about 12 km (7.8 miles) away.

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5. Inverlochy Castle Hotel (from USD 760)

Inverlochy Castle Hotel is an award-winning luxury hotel and restaurant that is located in a castle built in the 19th century. The restaurant at the hotel cooks up traditional British cuisine. Each room at the hotel has been individually designed with exquisite decor. Every room has a TV, CD player, and a private bathroom. A DVD player and PlayStation 2 are also available upon request. A day at this castle hotel can include recreational activities like tennis, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, or attending a high tea. Fort William’s town centre, West Highland Museum, Steall Waterfall, golf courses, and many other things to see are all a short distance away from the hotel. Guests at this rental will have free parking free Wi-Fi and non-smoking rooms. Pets are allowed at the hotel.

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It's all real

The castle hotels of Inverness and the Scottish Highlands could be the setting of a fairytale or named in a legend about a brave knight fighting to save his lady love. Kings, queens, ladies-in-waiting, and other members of the royal court walked the halls of the castle hotels. These castle hotels are where grand feasts were held, and court jesters entertained important guests at the feasts. You may think you’re in a dream or an enchanting story, but the castles are real hotels in the Scottish Highlands. The Scottish Highlands are mountainous, majestic, and magnificent. The Highlands are part of the history and culture of Scotland. Events that happened in the Highlands are both romantic and terrifying. The Highlands are the settings of battles, romantic adventures and brave quests. As you go to sleep in your hotel room, remind yourself that this is all real. You are creating your own fairytale at a castle hotel in Inverness Scotland. Book a room now!

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Susanna Carlson is a freelance writer from Wisconsin. She enjoys traveling, art, reading, and outdoor activities in her free time.

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