I’ve been part of the Celtic Castles team now for over 13 years and, within that time, I’ve been fortunate enough to visit many of the properties featured on our website. Experiencing the castles for ourselves provides a valuable insight into the type of memories our castles create for our customers. So, with this in mind, I had my latest castle visit this month and I wanted to find out more about what Dalhousie Castle can offer.
As I drove into the castle grounds there was a Hawk Walk taking place on the lawn. The castle have a falconry team based at the property and there are lots of opportunities to fly the birds and learn about them. It’s a popular service the castle offers and was well received by guests when I was there.
After check-in I unloaded my bags in my Themed Double Room, which had a lovely comfortable bed and large en-suite bathroom, and explored the grounds. Despite being just 7 miles from Edinburgh City Centre, Dalhousie has a rural location, set in woodlands and well maintained grounds. After the rain fell, I took shelter in the Library Bar, which has a relaxed and welcoming ambience with its open fire places and range of comfy chairs. This is also the setting for pre-dinner drinks and canapés, which I enjoyed, before being taken for my dinner in the castle's Dungeon Restaurant. The food was a real highlight. With a range of options to choose from on the extensive menu, it was difficult to make a choice, but I did so and thoroughly enjoyed my meal.
The next morning I sampled breakfast in the castle’s Orangery, which is also the location for a more informal brassiere style meal on an evening. After an excellent cooked breakfast, I reluctantly departed from the castle. I hadn’t even had time to sample the on-site spa facilities! The hydro pool, steam room and sauna and the range of treatments available are on my to-do list the next time I visit Dalhousie Castle!
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