Are you still undecided on where to go for your holidays next year? If you want to get away, why don't you take a look at these recommendations for a luxury self-catering castle break?

Craigston Castle

Just 35 miles from Aberdeen, this 17th-century castle offers an ideal base for guests looking to explore the Banffshire coastline or the Cairngorms. During your stay why not visit Royal Deeside - home to Balmoral, the summer residence of the Royal family - look out for Red Deer, Golden Eagles and Red Squirrels in the glens, or find 'The Secret Malts of Aberdeenshire'! The castle is offered on an exclusive use basis, sleeping up to 10 adults in 5 luxury bedrooms.

Forter Castle

A boutique self-catering castle located in Glen Isla, on the borders of the Cairngorms National Park. Guests can enjoy hiking trails or shorter country walks, mountain biking and fishing. The castles location is also perfect for those who are wanting to enjoy a game or two of golf. There are many famous greens in the area.  The castle sleeps up to 16 guests in 7 comfortable bedrooms, each with its own character.

Brackenhill Tower

Set in the once debated lands, with Scotland and England battling for control over the centuries, this Scottish peel tower now stands on English soil, ideally located for visits to the Border towns of Scotland and England, which are teaming with historical tales and folklore. Hadrian's Wall attracts many visitors as does Gretna Green....fancy tying the knot over the Blacksmiths Anvil? Carlisle offers a rich variety of attractions and is just 5 miles from the tower. The castle and cottage together can sleep up to 16 guests, with lots of flexibility for family groups.

Cloghan Castle

Located in the stunning Galway hills, Cloghan Castle offers an authentic, unique castle experience for a relaxing self-catering break for up to 14 guests. During your stay why not visit Coole Park Visitor Centre & Gardens, a nature reserve set in 1000 acres of land, and view the Autograph Tree, a Copper Beech where literary greats of the 19th century were invited to carve their initials.

Dairsie Castle

With easy access to St Andrews and Edinburgh, Daisie offers an ideal location for family holidays. In addition to the opportunity to enjoy these two marvellous Scottish cities, guests can also explore the castle's six acres of land, with meadow, woodlands, orchards and walled herb gardens. West Sands Beach is not too far a drive away and The Deer Centre (deer feeding & adventure playground) is a 'must' for young families. The castle sleeps up to 14 guests in 6 bedrooms; a spacious kitchen and The Great Hall act as a hub for relaxation and entertaining.

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