There is no shortage of incredible properties here at Celtic Castles, but I think it's safe to say location plays a big part in just how desirable a stay in a castle is. Very few properties can say they're within touching distance of these breathtaking bodies of water, and that's exactly why we're going to highlight a few of those that can.

AMHUINNSUIDHE CASTLE

This castle hotel, located on The Isle of Harris, is well and truly remote, but well worth a visit, given the opportunity. Often seen as an escape from the pressures of the modern world, and renowned for its salmon and trout fishing, the Amhuinnsuidhe Estate sits on one of the most north-westerly points in Scotland and is accessible only via sea or air.

Chateau Rhianfa

A magnificent, Gothic-style, château nestled amongst spectacular gardens on the Isle of Anglesey. This 22 bedroom Welsh castle hotel is ideally located with views of both the Menai Strait and the Snowdon Mountain Range.

If you're looking for something extra special, why not arrive at the château via private RIB or boat and dock at the bottom of the gardens, where the team will be on hand to greet you?

Culzean Castle

Construction of Culzean Castle as we know it today didn't begin until the 1770s, but no expense was spared on this project and, until this day, it stands as a brilliant example of Robert Adam's architectural genius.

Sat atop a cliff on the visually stunning Ayrshire coastline, Culzean Castle is a truly beautiful property that just had to make this list. Sit for afternoon tea in the Round Room and take in the panoramic views of the Firth of Clyde and Arran beyond that.

Mingary Castle

A new refurbished and recently re-opened 13th century castle on the west coast of Scotland, this four bedroom castle operates as a bed & breakfast hotel and a private hire venue.

Mingary Castle overlooks the Ardnamurchan peninsula, a strategic stronghold and a place of great importance when wishing to oversee Mull, Skye and the rugged West Coast. Long after the Vikings left the shores, it has become the perfect starting point for an exploration of everything this unique region has to offer.

Ackergill Tower

With just 3 metres of beach separating this 15th-century tower from the North Sea you'd be hard-pressed to find a castle that deserves the top spot on this list above Ackergill Tower.

With a vast history dating back to the late 15th century, Ackergill Tower has stood in this prime position on the Caithness Coastline, just 20 minutes south of John o' Groats, for well over 500 years and is now operated as an intimate 17 bedroom hotel.

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