More sparsely populated than the south of Scotland, the Highlands are where you can find Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, and Britain's largest volume of fresh water, Loch Ness (said to be home to one of the world’s most famous cryptids, “Nessie”).
Aldourie Castle is a luxury 5 star exclusive hire venue, the only place of its kind on the banks of Loch Ness. Its location just 30 minutes from Inverness Airport makes Aldourie easily accessible from anywhere in the UK. The castle itself sleeps up to 30 people, staff are always on hand to fulfil a guest’s every need.
If you’re looking for a short break for more immediate friends or family, you can stay in one of the four individual self catered cottages that are located on the estate
Tulloch Castle is just outside the centre of Dingwall, 15 miles north of Inverness. The castle dates back to the 12th century and has a lively history for visitors to explore. Guests can choose from 19 bedrooms, each uniquely designed, many with four poster beds.
Inverlochy Castle sits at the foothills of Ben Nevis. The castle sits in beautiful landscaped gardens with the Glencoe mountains on one side and a sparkling loch on the other.
Inverlochy has a reputation as one of the world’s finest hotels. The 5 star accommodation consists of 17 individually designed luxury bedrooms.
Dinner is enjoyed in one of three period dining rooms; the cuisine has been recognised internationally, with the restaurant awarded AA 3 Red Rosettes and 1 Michelin Star.
As with much of Scotland, there is a selection of excellent golf courses within easy reach, including the 18 hole Fort William course. Fishing, hunting, mountain biking, clay pigeon shooting and more all take place locally.
Mansfield Castle is located one hour north of Inverness. The castle offers accommodation in 19 bedrooms, the most popular of which is the Tower Suite, which comes complete with 2 bedrooms (great for families!), a lounge area and superb views in every direction.