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Aldourie Castle

Loch Ness

A beautiful and historic fairy-tale property and the only habitable castle on Loch Ness. Set in a prime position on the south shoreline, Aldourie offers true baronial luxury for Wildland’s most discerning guests.

Aldourie Castle

Loch Ness

– Luxury castle sleeps 26 (13 double rooms) –

– Exclusive use, private hire and self-catering options –

– 4 cottages (sleeping between 4 and 6) available on an exclusive use or self-catered basis –

– Wedding and events location –

– Traditional stalking, shooting or fishing breaks –

– Private marina –

– 500-acre estate –

This historic castle is only available for exclusive use but it can be booked for the minimum two days, a week, or for as long as you might wish to stay. Whether it’s just for two or for a group of up to twenty six, a corporate team or friends wanting somewhere special to escape to together, the castle is the perfect base. Aldourie is ideally situated for some of Scotland’s very best golf courses, or for traditional stalking, shooting or fishing breaks. And it is of course also one of Scotland’s most exquisite wedding venues. There are quaint holiday cottages hidden away in the grounds and when the entirety of the estate is booked, up to fifty guests can be accommodated at one time. There’s luxury, flexibility and a serene sense of calm to return to at the end of every wondrous day exploring all that Scotland has to offer.

The chef at Aldourie is Michelin trained and expert at creating traditional Scottish cuisine using seasonal and local ingredients. Food is all of the very highest quality and locally sourced, from game to fish and artisan cheeses. A highlight for many guests is a morning spent foraging for wild mushrooms (and other wild foods) and then dining on what’s been found as a part of a traditional Scottish dinner that evening and, if we’re thinking about dinner, let’s not forget some of the finest whiskies in the world are distilled nearby.

Aldourie Castle is the epitome of a perfect events venue where every aspect is fully catered, serviced and staffed. The team of chefs, waiters and housekeepers who deliver such a wonderful job of looking after the Castle’s private guests, enjoy the same unparalleled reputation for attention to detail for events bookings too; nothing you ask for will ever be too much trouble.

The estate has benefited from a multi-million pound restoration project encompassing not just the fabric of the main building but renovating and enhancing beautiful landscapes, which have been designed and re-sculpted across generations and creating a classically styled parterre and walled garden. From mid-October 2018, Aldourie will shut for 18 months for the construction of a top quality guest and commercial kitchen, a bastion and suspension bridge linking the castle to the restored arboretum and the renovation of the classic Italianate steading into amazing new facilities. During this period (October 2018 – March 2020) the previously wholly private Glenfeshie Lodge in our Wildland Cairngorm Estate will be playing a worthy substitute role – to find out more visit here.