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Castle rentals in Scotland

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Castle in Clackmannanshire
DOLLARBEG CASTLE - The Tower - luxury 3 bed rental
DOLLARBEG CASTLE is a unique castle vacation location in Scotland. This luxury apartment has 3 themed bedrooms, a cinema room & tower, with private rooftop terrace and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside & the Ochil Hills. The Tower apartment at the unique & historic Dollarbeg Castle has been fully refurbished & is presented to a high standard, with luxury furnishings. It retains great character throughout, with turreted corners in several rooms & outstanding views from every window.
$455 per night
Castle in Portpatrick
Stay in Castle: Royal Apartment on Seaside Estate
This is a private and self-contained apartment inside an Edwardian historic castle. Lovingly restored to the highest specs, but with all the charming original details: the art deco spiral staircase, blond wood floor, and classic windowpanes. Flooded with lights, full of modern comforts (speedy wifi, Smart TV, biomass heating) 2000 acres of glen walks, forests, beaches, lochs, gardens & waterfalls to explore. Vast lawn for games & courtyard for BBQ. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8 comfortably.
$360 per night
Castle in Cardross
Cats Castle
Built in 1888, Cats Castle sits in two acres on the seaward side of the A814, just beyond the western edge of Dumbarton. The property has wonderful views down the Firth of Clyde. Cats Castle is close to Glasgow, Helensburgh, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. The castle comprises three reception rooms, all with working fireplaces, a family kitchen, pantry, and five bedrooms, including the turret bedroom on the top floor. Suitable for family holidays or special occasions.
$566 per night

Vacation rentals in Scotland

Rental unit in Arden
The Laird’s Retreat Lomond Castle
$182 per night
Cabin in Aberdeenshire
Amazing Views @ The Off Grid Cabin
$141 per night
Castle in Angus
Balintore Castle Kitchen Wing
$339 per night
Cabin in Milltown of Rothiemay
Designer A-Frame Cabin, with Hot Tub, Mayen Estate
$221 per night
Condo in Cargill
The Apartment at Cargill House
$167 per night
Tiny home in Scottish Borders
The Little Eco-Lodge at Berryhill
$107 per night
Cabin in Northumberland
The Drey; Luxury Holiday Cabin With Hot Tub & Fire
$208 per night
Barn in Strathdon
Couthie Cooshed in the Cairngorms
$141 per night
Tiny home in Draperstown
The Black Shack @ Bancran School
$133 per night
Shepherd’s hut in Northumberland
Stylish secluded shepherd hut. Perfectly offgrid
$250 per night
Cabin in Strathdon
The Wee Love Nest with wood burning hot tub
$184 per night
Cabin in Saint Cyrus
Glamping Pod with Private Hot Tub (Pod 2)
$157 per night

Home rentals in Scotland

Home in Stronachlachar
Lochside House—haven of tranquility
$369 per night
Home in Brig o'Turk
Unique Scottish Country House Trossachs,Callander
$770 per night
Home in Cumbria
New 2 Bedroom Barn conversion in the Eden Valley
$123 per night
Home in Kinloch Rannoch
$209 per night
Home in Penrith
Troutbeck Cottage nr Ullswater with Spa Facilities
$136 per night
Home in Aviemore
Spectacular Modern House
$338 per night
Home in Cumbria
Wythop School, Lake District
$221 per night
Home in Argyll and Bute Council
Luxury Loch Views Cottage & Hot Tub Retreat
$423 per night
Home in Alston Moor
Mount Hooley Lodge
$645 per night
Home in Netherthird
Rural retreat with fabulous panoramic views
$369 per night
Home in Warkworth
Rural 2 bedroom cottage, 3 miles from the coast
$148 per night
Home in Aberdeenshire
Beautiful large house, idyllic woodland garden
$422 per night

Your guide to Scotland

Welcome to Scotland

Every corner of Scotland seems to have a dramatic story to tell: This is an ancient landscape marked by crumbling castles, green hillsides where clans once battled, and, of course, deep lochs said to hide at least one mythical monster. The northernmost country in the United Kingdom claims rugged mountains, craggy shores, and cities that look like medieval fantasies. Yes, you’ll probably notice a few kilted street performers puffing on bagpipes as you explore heritage sites like Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, the historic heart of the regal capital. But there’s a lot more to this proud nation than its most visible clichés.

In the Lowlands, the majority of the Scottish population resides in Edinburgh and Glasgow, the largest city. Together they form an area known as the Central Belt. Where Edinburgh delivers on Scottish landmarks and grandeur, Glasgow gives you counterculture hot spots. As you move into the Highlands, some of Scotland’s most romanticized vistas come into view, with villages wedged into narrow valleys and towering mountains like Ben Nevis reaching monumental heights. As you explore the mysterious ruins, misty islands, and sprawling national parks, you’ll find Scotland retains some of Western Europe’s wildest and most remote places.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Scotland

Scotland is a country known for its internationally famous festivals, culminating in August with the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe taking over the capital for a month of performances and events. Summer is also the warmest and driest season, when Scotland’s northerly position makes for long, sunny evenings and a festive vibe wherever you go. Crowds are noticeably thinner in spring and early fall, when you can experience the major cities and tourist sites more like a local. Winter gets unrelenting rain and occasional snow, but you’ll still find plenty of cozy indoor hubs, historical and otherwise, where you can stay warm.

Top things to do in Scotland

Glasgow’s West End

Glasgow’s fashionable and leafy West End comprises several low-key neighborhoods filled with art museums and galleries, locally owned shops, and some of the most celebrated Scottish restaurants. Take a gander at Argyle Street or duck in cobbled Ashton Lane to get the pulse of Glasgow’s resurgence as a cultural epicenter. This is also home to one of the city’s favorite greenspaces, Kelvingrove Park, where you’re treated to views of the iconic gothic architecture of Glasgow University.

Eilean Donan Castle

Cross a stone bridge to a tiny tidal island, where several castles have stood guard since the 13th century. In the early 20th century, reconstruction efforts turned the foreboding ruins into one of the most photographed landmarks in Scotland. Its scenic position at the meeting point of several sea lochs makes Eilean Donan Castle alone worth the detour to the Western Highlands to witness the sight for yourself. It’s a popular stop on the way to the nearby Isle of Skye, a magical place with several of its own photogenic castles as well as the iconic Fairy Pools, a series of waterfalls in the Glen Brittle forest.

North Coast 500

From Inverness, take one of Scotland’s most scenic drives along the narrow, twisting roads looping through the lesser-traveled North Highlands. The 516-mile (830-km) trip, designated as a touring route in 2015, passes some of the United Kingdom’s most remote fishing villages and harbor towns. You’ll see barren beaches, jagged coastal cliffs, and islands just offshore. While you could drive the North Coast 500 in a day, take a slower roll and give yourself several days to sightsee castles, trek natural trails, and maybe even spot the Northern Lights here at the tip of Great Britain.