Romantic Castle Stays in Scotland

Scotland is a country full of history, myths and legends with picturesque scenery and of course magical castles. With Valentine’s day less than a week away here are some of the romantic Scottish castle hotels in Scotland.

Romantic Scottish Castle Hotels

Dalhousie Castle

Enjoy a romantic break at Scotland’s oldest inhabited castle. Dalhousie Castle is located on the outskirts of Scotland’s capital – Edinburgh. Envelop inside the Ramsay family castle with history dating back 850 years, overlooking the River Esk.

A warm and friendly champagne welcome awaits you before being escorted to your themed four poster bedroom, within the castle. Feel relaxed and rejuvenated after an hour long treatment at the Aqueous Spa. In the evening dine like royalty with a three course meal in the 2AA Rosette Awarded Dungeon Restaurant. Package subject to availability from £300.00 per couple.

Please contact the Dalhousie Castle to request additional treats such as seasonal fresh flowers and exquisite mouth watering chocolates.

Romantic Scottish Castle Hotels: Dalhousie Castle
Image © Dalhousie Castle

Melville Castle Hotel

Located on the doorstep to Edinburgh lies Melville Castle Hotel with history dating back to 1155. At one time the hunting seat of Mary Queen of Scots then in 1842 to host Queen Victoria while on her first tour of Scotland. The Queen was said to have enjoyed the beautiful and tranquil character of the estate during her stay. Sir Walter Scott was also inspired to write of ‘Melville’s Beechy Grove’ in his work ‘Grey Brother’. During your visit and stroll among the secluded 50 acres look out for the Spanish Chestnut – castanea sativa planted as a symbol of love by Seigneur David Rizzio to Mary Queen of Scots and the 5 trees along the drive that she had planted in response. Some 450 years later these declarations of love go on.

Valentine’s Day packages are available from £149 per couple subject to availability.

Romantic Scottish Castle Hotels: Melville Castle Hotel
Image © Melville Castle Hotel

Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel

Set in the idyllic Scottish Borders stands Barony Castle, a 16th century tower house within 25 acres of rolling countryside. Once home to Sir Alexander ‘The Magnificent’ who used to enjoy lavish house parties. Don’t miss the rediscovered grade B status, Great Polish Map of Scotland built in the gardens between 1974 – 1979.

Valentine’s Day packages at the Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel are available from £155 per night subject to availability.

Romantic Scottish Castle Hotels: Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel
Image © Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel

Knock Castle Hotel & Spa

Winner of ‘Romantic Hotel of the year 2014’ award, the 4 star Knock Castle Hotel & Spa is ideally situated within a few minutes walk from Crieff Town Centre. The Victorian Baronial mansion provides a home away from home with panoramic views of beautiful woodlands and the Perthshire hills of the Strathearn Valley. The spa offers a wide range of specialist treatments or for the more adventurous chocolate treatments.

Valentine’s Day Package available from £349 subject to availability.

Romantic Scottish Castle Hotels: Knock Castle Hotel & Spa
Image © Knock Castle Hotel & Spa

Dornoch Castle Hotel

Set in the historic town of Dornoch in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. The 15th century castle exuding in character and warmth. The restaurant has held a rosette status for the past six years. When not dining in the Garden Restaurant which overlooks the formal walled garden there are a number of activities in the area. Such as Dunrobin Castle with its many formal gardens and falconry displays or perhaps you might like to visit the Glenmorangie Whisky distillery.

Valentine’s Day Packages at Dornoch Castle Hotel from £159 subject to availability.

Romantic Scottish Castle Hotels: Dornoch Castle Hotel
Image © Dornoch Castle Hotel

Other Castles

There are a number of other Scottish Castles including Inverlochy Castle located just outside Fort William and the famous Skibo Castle that hosted Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s wedding back in 2000

All of these magical romantic Scottish castle hotels are best accessed by car rental, book in advance to avoid disappointment.

We would love to hear if you have any special plans this coming Valentine’s Day. Please comment below. Ladies don’t forget its a leap year!  Wherever you are on this romantic holiday, “Love Conquers All” Virgil.

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