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Aldourie Castle, external view, scotland flag

Aldourie Castle is a beautiful and historic fairytale property and the only habitable castle on the famous Loch Ness – an ever-present backdrop to your stay. Nestled within a 500-acre private estate, it boasts beautiful gardens, woodlands, and a gentle lawn sloping down to the Loch, offering an oasis of tranquillity and privacy.

Undergoing an extensive refurbishment and redesign, the restoration of the castle involved antique and fine art specialists who worked to curate the individually-styled rooms. Each of the 12 bedrooms are unique, with views of either Loch Ness or the castle gardens. With a mixture of traditional and cosy furnishings and modern fittings, the bedrooms are all luxurious and spacious, each featuring an en-suite bathroom, also styled in keeping with the historical elements of the castle.

Aside from the castle bedrooms, within the grounds of the estate is a collection of cottages sleeping between four and six guests each. With a maximum of 22 people in total, these charming cottages are the perfect addition to house extra party guests or for those looking for a little more privacy.

During your stay, enjoy traditional Scottish cuisine with a modern twist, featuring seasonal and local ingredients, meticulously prepared by Aldourie’s in-house team of expert chefs and staff. With rooms for all occasions, enjoy formal banquets in the Dining Room, laid-back lunches on the Terrace overlooking the Loch, or a post-dinner whisky with a roaring fire in one of the Drawing Rooms.

At Aldourie Castle, the experience is not limited to the grand interiors; the 500-acre estate offers a plethora of activities for guests to enjoy. Join the estate’s Head Gardener, Elliot, for a personal tour of the idyllic gardens, designed by Tom Stuart-Smith, and learn about the conservation efforts in the Scottish Highlands that go beyond the castle walls. 

For outdoor enthusiasts, the estate is a wildlife haven, offering activities such as wild swimming or exploring the shores of the Loch by boat, picnics in the castle grounds or in the striking Boathouse, and a range of other outdoor pursuits. Beyond, the Scottish Highlands beckon, with opportunities for guided fishing of the Ness on the Dochfour and Laggan combined beats, or Munro bagging on nearby mountains, guided by a local expert.


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