Top 4 Castle Hotels Near Loch Ness, United Kingdom - Updated 2024

Marie Claire
Marie Claire  
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One great thing about traveling is how some places allow you to enjoy the present while visiting the past at the same time. The region of Loch Ness has a charm of its own, with its large freshwater lake and exceptionally scenic views all around. Its stunning landscape has captured the imagination of poets, composers, and moviemakers for centuries. And whether you’re there to stay at glamping spots in the highlands, to take part in a festival, to catch the Northern Lights, or to indulge in a gastronomic journey, you’ll surely have a great time. It also boasts numerous castles that have stood the test of time and serve as reminders of Scotland’s glorious past. You can even stay a night or two in some of them. Continue reading to learn about the top castle hotels near Loch Ness, 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 April 13, 2024.

1. Tulloch Castle Hotel ‘A Bespoke Hotel’ (from USD 159)

If you want to see if the Loch Ness monster is real or check out the town hall where The Beatles played before their rise to fame, consider staying in the 12th-century Tulloch Castle Hotel ‘A Bespoke Hotel’. Located just a five-minute drive away from the town center of Dingwall, it provides easy access to everything you want to see and do in the town.

Aside from the delicious in-house Turrets Restaurant, the hotel boasts spacious bedrooms with four-poster beds in some of them, a bar, a garden, and smoke-free premises. Many of its original features have been retained, including the 250-year-old paneled Great Hall, stone fireplaces, and antique furniture. Best of all, its friendly staff will also give your furry friends the warm welcome they deserve.

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Tulloch Castle Hotel ‘A Bespoke Hotel’

Wifi Available

Address: Tulloch Castle Drive
31.64 km (19.7 mi) from Urquhart Castle

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden

2. Glengarry Castle Hotel (from USD 252)

Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway with your special someone, a magical adventure with the whole family, or just looking for accommodation on your way to the Isle of Sky, Glengarry Castle Hotel is a great place to stay in Loch Ness, Scotland. If you’re a history buff, you won’t have to look very far since the ruin of Invergarry Castle is right on the grounds of the hotel.

Built in the 19th century, it is set in an ideal location for exploring the beautiful nature in the Highlands. This pet-friendly, non-smoking hotel features a tennis court, a library, and 26 individually furnished bedrooms. Some of them have four-poster beds and some feature half-tester beds.

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Glengarry Castle Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Glengarry Castle Hotel
34.85 km (21.7 mi) from Urquhart Castle

Parking Restaurant Tennis court Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Free parking Internet services

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3. The Highland Club (from USD 247)

This beautiful castle is perfectly situated on the shores of Loch Ness, set within 20 acres (8.09 hectares) of private grounds. One of the best features of this mezzanine apartment is a cathedral window that provides a wonderful view. Staying in this rental also gives you access to the features of the club such as the gym, pool, sauna, steam room, and lake.

If you don’t want to cook in the fully equipped kitchen, you can also visit the club’s restaurant, The Boathouse Restaurant, and enjoy locally sourced food.

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Saint Benedicts Abbey, United Kingdom
24.42 km (15.2 mi) from Urquhart Castle
322 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
if you’re travelling without data the small village offers free wifi which helps with the check in
nice amenities such as a game room pool & sauna
the apartment was nicely arranged with a stocked kitchen
the rooms were beautiful clean comfortable and spacious and came equipped with all the amenities we could need
the apartment was set in a gorgeous spot and had everything we needed
apartment was very clean and warm
the apartment was clean spacious and had everything we needed for a great stay
the unit was clean and ready for us with a well-equipped kitchen
the unit is spacious modern comfortable and clean
baljit was super easy to communicate either and the on-site management were friendly helpful and professional
mike the agent was very thorough helpful and responsive
the locals are friendly
julie who is your main contact while you are at the abbey is so attentive and helpful
great location and wonderful apartment
can walk to downtown easily
great location and beautiful property
beautiful location in a great area to get away from the hustle and bustle
beautiful grounds and in walking distance to the town
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4. Lentran House (from USD 231)

This property was once the home of the Lord of Inverness but has since been converted into luxury apartments. The space features 14-foot (4.27-meter) ceilings, white oak flooring, a chandelier, and beautiful bay windows. The property has Wi-Fi, a dedicated workspace, and a fully equipped kitchen. You and your kids could enjoy playing games outdoors in the grass-covered private backyard.

Inverness City is only 5 kilometers (3.11 miles) away, while Loch Ness is 25 kilometers (15.53 miles) from the property. If you’re planning to venture in nearby areas, bringing a car wouldn’t be a problem since you can park on the premises and on the street.

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Inverness, Inverness Shire, United Kingdom
17.28 km (10.8 mi) from Urquhart Castle
230 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
my wife is a fan of relaxing bathes
wifi was reliable and pretty fast
very well equipped kitchen and adorable window nook for morning coffee in the living room
the garden view is amazing and the apartment itself is wonderful
2 bathrooms which is a huge bonus and only 15mins drive from inverness city centre
very clean and well decorated
it was clean and welcoming with a well stocked kitchen
it was clean comfortable and the surroundings were beautiful
aaron’s place was neat clean and comfortable
it was warm and cosy imaculately clean and tidy
host was very responsive to the few questions we had
aaron was a great and communicative host which made it easy to check in
the host is very responsive and spontaneous in his communication
aaron was very responsive and we loved this part of our scotland trip
great spot close to inverness
it is well located and well maintained
the location is an easy 15 minutes from the inverness city center
it was a perfect location to travel into town and to loch ness and the isle of skye
lovely apartment in a beautiful and very quiet location
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Book your ideal hotel near Loch Ness

Stunning landscapes, preserved traditions, and uniquely delicious delicacies will surely make your trip to Loch Ness a memorable one. And what better way to complete your travel experience in Scotland than to stay in a castle? Stay in 5-star castle hotels in Loch Ness or in Airbnb vacation rentals within castle grounds. Book your stay in one of these castles now.

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