Barcaldine Castle

The Barcaldine Castle
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Awarded a prestigious 4 stars by the Scottish Tourist Board, Barcaldine Castle is a unique guest house in Argyll. About 9 miles north of Oban and 2.5 miles from Barcaldine village, this historic castle is situated on the banks of Loch Crenan, with spectacular views of the Glencoe mountains.

The castle itself has a rich heritage dating back to 1609, when it was built by “Black” Duncan Campbell. Aside from being restored in 1897 by Sir Duncan Campbell, and being a castle of significance for hundreds of years, Barcaldine Castle is Argyll’s sole ancient castle which offers bed and breakfast accommodation to savvy travellers.

There are 6 luxury rooms from which to choose. Each has its own distinctive style, and no two rooms are the same. However, you will find that most rooms have king-size beds, including Breadalbane room which has a beautiful four-poster bed, formally belonging to Andrew Carnegie, the famous Victorian industrialist. All rooms have en-suite facilities, and are large, stylish, romantic and comfortable. Different features in rooms might play a part in which you choose.

So, if a lofty view of the snowy Glencoe mountains is for you, you might enquire about Caithness or Lochnell rooms which are at the top of the castle and overlook the loch towards the mountains. That’s not to say the other rooms have less inspired views. All rooms have their own wonderful vistas, it really depends on which appeals to you.

In your room you can expect pleasing details, like designer toiletries by Arran Aromatics, as well as bathrobes and slippers. You’ll also appreciate other complimentary items, including bottled water, mini hospitality hamper and tea and coffee making facilities.

Enjoy the two luxurious reception rooms at Barcaldine Castle. One of them is where you’ll be able to savour both your fresh Scottish breakfast, and, if you choose, a truly delightful afternoon tea. Food at Barcaldine Castle is a treat. Expect tempting breakfast offerings like proper Scottish oats topped with whisky or raisins. Perhaps you’ll favour Loch Fyne Kippers over Feochan Mhor smoked salmon, to mention only a few options.

Whether visiting to escape to an idyll of dramatic views and romantic castle living, or perhaps to play golf on one of the many famous nearby courses, or just to walk the many paths, Barcaldine Castle is a special bed and breakfast for discerning visitors.