Britain is one of the States that I love most and in which I always go back very willingly, also because it has so many different things to offer to a traveler who is never bored.
Among the most fascinating areas in which I have been there is undoubtedly Scotland with its marvelous capital Edinburgh, with the boundless territories of the Highlands and with its numerous lakes and castles.
If you want to experience a real Scottish experience, of those unforgettable and to do at least once in your life, here are some ideas that will help you to crown your dream.
Castles in Scotland To Stay
About an hour’s drive from Edinburgh, and in Berwickshire (Scottish Borders), is this fabulous 14th-century castle surrounded by an estate of about 500 hectares.
It has 12 rooms all different from each other, six cottages scattered around the estate, and lounges equipped with the most modern comforts that coexist perfectly with tapestries and ancient paintings.
A 10-minute walk takes you to the village of Duns where you can have lots of outdoor activities.
Those who do not want to rent a car can reach the castle by public transport.
To find out more connected to the official Duns Castle website.
In Fort William, in the western Highlands, and right at the foot of Britain’s highest peak (Ben Nevis), is this exquisite hotel with a private lake.
It has 17 rooms decorated in the traditional style of the country castles in Scotland but equipped with all modern comforts.
Queen Victoria said she “never saw a more delightful and romantic corner” than Inverlochy Castle.
Guests can delight in the dishes prepared by the chefs Albert and Micheal Roux Jr. and can enjoy the many activities organized by the property such as rafting, mountain biking or golfing.
It is a three-hour drive from Edinburgh.
To find out more, check out the official website of Inverlochy Castle.
On the banks of Loch Castle, a twenty minute drive from the town of Oban and about two and a half hours from Glasgow, is this small castle dating back to 1609.
It has five rooms with private bathroom – some with stone fireplace and four-poster bed – free wi-fi, and dressing gowns to relax.
The atmosphere is particularly impressive thanks to the large fireplace, dark wood walls and tartan fabrics.
Official website of the Barcaldine Castle.
It is the oldest inhabited castle in all of Scotland.
It is located in Bonnyrigg, in the Midlothian – just thirty minutes by car from Edinburgh – and lies on the banks of the South Esk River.
Dalhousie Castle also hosted Maria Stuarda “Queen of Scotland” and it is possible to sleep in her room with a four-poster bed.
It has 29 rooms, a spa, falconry with eagles, a restaurant that serves both traditional Scottish and French dishes, and the Orangery where you can enjoy a more casual dinner at the Orangery.
To find out every details related to the official Dalhousie Castle website.
On a cliff overlooking the sea at Maybole, in the Ayrshoire, and surrounded by 250 hectares of woods and gardens, you will find this fairytale castles in Scotland.
It has six apartments that in 1945 were owned by General Dwight Eisenhower (34th president of the United States of America) and that he used as a holiday residence.
It is just over an hour’s drive from the city of Glasgow.
In Ballantrae, in Ayrshire, this 19th-century country house is furnished with period furniture, warm fabrics and antique fireplaces, and is surrounded by gardens and woods, where Winston Churchill even stayed here in 1944.
It has 17 rooms including suites with four-poster beds, and offers guests the opportunity to practice outdoor activities such as trout and salmon fishing thanks to the rental of boats and fishing rods, and to play tennis or croquet in his internal fields.
It is less than two hours drive from Glasgow.
Here you find the official website of Glenapp Castle.
They are wonderful, are not they?
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