Top 5 Exclusive Use Venues!

It is really hard to narrow down the top 5 entire castles to rent, as we have such a fantastic range of options. Below are my current top 5 recommendations to whet your appetite!

Aldourie Castle – Loch Ness – sleeps up to 29 GUESTS


Aldourie Castle is a beautiful historic castle situated on the southern shore of Loch Ness. Aldourie offers grandeur, comfort, beauty and the best of tranquillity in a breathtaking setting! 


Aldourie is the only habitable castle on the shores of Loch Ness and has occupied this site for hundreds of years. Although less than five miles from Inverness, the estate seems in a world of its own, with an unforgettably atmospheric sense of calm and tranquillity that will soothe the mind and energise the spirit. 


Whether you are looking for a few days away with the whole family or a magnificent wedding to remember, Aldourie Castle and its team have it all! 


Borthwick Castle – Edinburgh – sleeps up to 30 guests

From personal to corporate and everything in between!


Borthwick Castle is a magnificent history-filled property located just 12 miles outside Edinbugh city centre. This luxury castle has everything to offer a true Scottish castle experience to anyone who walks through the door. It has been spectacularly restored and it oozes 600 years of Scottish history!


Borthwick Castle is available for luxury exclusive-use events, whether that be for an overnight stay or a week-long hire. To be honest, you won't want to leave!



Blairquhan Castle – Ayrshire – sleeps up to 30 guests



Blairquhan Castle is a luxury 5 star exclusive-use castle, situated in the heart of the Ayrshire countryside. It is a magnificent example of stunning regency architecture, which is completely part of Scotland's rich heritage! With its well established grounds and beautiful walled garden, Blairquhan is the perfect choice for all occasions.


The castle boasts 15 fully renovated bedrooms; each has been individually designed in a sumptuous yet elegant fashion. You have the choice between one of the five grand rooms, which have original two or four poster beds to welcome you, or the ten other deluxe bedrooms!




Lismore Castle – sleeps up to 27 guests


Lismore Castle in Ireland truly offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The castle oozes unique charm and appeal in a magnificent setting. With accommodation for up to 27 people, the elegant rooms reveal a past that includes many families' histories. The stunning décor and rich furnishing are complemented by the staff's impeccable attention to detail. 



Lough Cutra Castle – Outside Galway – Sleeps up to 18 guests


Lough Cutra Castle is slightly different to my other suggestions, as the castle does allow you to self-cater but also gives the option of full catering. This Irish castle is located close to Galway and conveniently located near to Shannon Airport, meaning the castle is the ideal property for a holiday with friends and family, while offering the luxurious facilities to meet the needs of private parties, gala dinners, weddings and much more.



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