Aldourie Castle

Aldourie Castle sits on the shores of Loch Ness, on the southern shore. This wonderful Castle looks so magical; it could be out of a fairy tale, however, you will experience for real the warm and welcoming atmosphere and the amazing experience of staying in an authentic Listed Grade A Highland Castle.

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SLEEPS 28+ GUESTS in SCOTLAND * From £15,000 * Aldourie Castle and the five hundred acre Estate are exclusively yours to enjoy * All bedrooms individually designed * High quality bed linen and thick fluffy towels * A whole range of outdoor activities available on the estate * Full house staff available

Location Aldourie Castle sits in a stunning location on the southern shore of Loch Ness. Inverness is only a five mile drive away and it only takes thirty minutes from Inverness Airport.

The Accommodation 28 guests are accommodated in fifteen bedrooms, of which four can be twin bedrooms. There are also two single bedrooms which interconnect with two of the double bedrooms. 9 of the bedrooms have en-suites. There are four cottages available in the grounds of Aldourie Castle, offering additional accommodation for up to 21 guests.

    Ground Floor:

  • Vestibule
  • The Great Hall
  • Library
  • Red Drawing Room
  • Laird’s Room
  • Dining Room
  • Billiard Room
  • Butler’s Pantry
  • Kitchen

    First Floor:

  • Nine of the fifteen bedrooms are on the first floor and these in general have taller ceilings and larger windows taking advantage of the stunning view across the Loch. Many of the rooms have their own en-suite bathroom and some also inter-connect with other rooms, which works well for family groups
  • FRASER WING – a self-contained apartment, with a sitting room, four-poster bedroom, little study and en-suite bathroom
  • MORRIS – a king or twin-bedded room with Arts and Crafts en-suite bathroom
  • LORIMER – a four-poster room with distinctive Arts and Crafts wood panelling and a large en-suite bathroom
  • LOCH – a delightful four-poster room, smaller in scale, with the Nymph bathroom adjacent
  • GARDEN ROOM – a traditional double bedroom, connecting with the Print bathroom
  • NAPOLEON – a charming single room, connecting with Mackintosh
  • MACKINTOSH – a splendid four-poster room, with en-suite marble shower room
  • LADY GREY – a classic four-poster bedroom, with en-suite bathroom; connects with Peacock
  • PEACOCK – a single room, connecting with Lady Grey

    Second Floor:

  • There are six further bedrooms on the second floor found down a maze of landings, towers, doorways and stone staircases. The bedrooms are cosy, imaginative and as generously proportioned as those on the first floor and are as follows:
  • TWIN CHIMNIES is a king or twin-bedded room, reached by its own stone spiral staircase, with en-suite bath and shower
  • The TOWER ROOM is a classic Elizabethan four-poster and has adjacent stone stairs leading up to the twin-bedded Chinese bedroom
  • CHINESE ROOM, with en-suite bathroom
  • The OLD NURSERY is a king or twin-bedded room, next door to the Nursery kitchen, which offers its own cooking and dining facilities and is ideal for families with children
  • LADY CAMERON is a spacious and beautifully designed king or twin-bedded room, adjacent to the Turret bathroom
  • FOUR IN HAND is a double room, unusual in shape, featuring a large alcove and the adjacent Wildlife bathroom

    The Grounds

  • Extensive grounds with 250 acres of parkland and a further 1500 acres of farm and woodland. Many outdoor activities can be enjoyed including, boat trips on Loch Ness from the estate’s private marina, pheasant, grouse and partridge shooting, salmon and trout fishing, clay pigeon shooting, golf, quad biking, archery, falconry, and dolphin watching. There is plenty of car parking available on the grounds

    Additional information:

  • Different occasions will require different requirements and Aldourie Castle is flexible to suit your needs. There are no permanent staff, as some house parties may prefer to take care of their own arrangements, however, if required, you have the services of a team of chefs, cleaners, managers and facilitators on hand, who can concierge your stay….the choice is yours


  • Aldourie Castle was first recorded as a mansion house in 1626, with later additions including a wing by the famous Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer. Aldourie is a perfect example of Scottish Baronial architecture. The Castle witnessed the passing of General Wade’s troops; it was a meeting place for the Lovat Scouts and also played an important part in the life of the famous artist GF Watts. In Victorian times the castle was used for holidays and house parties by aristocrats and industrialists. The unique position of the castle, beside Loch Ness and close to Inverness railway station, made it an easy destination to get to. This stunning castle is the perfect setting for a family holiday or celebration, and also works well for corporate stays
The Services The following are included in the rent:

  • Toiletries
  • Towels and bed linen

Additional Services The following services are available on request for which there will be an additional charge:

  • Catered lunches, afternoon tea, dinners and suppers

Local Attractions

  • Cashmere Visitor Centre only a short car ride from Inverness
  • Loch Ness Centre Exhibition Experience
  • Inverness Museum and Art Gallery- A gateway to the Highlands
  • The Caledonian Canal Visitors Centre
  • Highland Life Weaving Exhibition

Pubs and Restaurants

  • Loch Ness Inn
Price – Prices below are for accommodation and exclusive use of the castle

SPECIAL OFFERS – 2 night Castle accommodation – £10,000 for all 2 night stays taken in February and March 2016 ( excluding Easter) Full catering £150 per guest per day (Breakfast, Light Lunch, Afternoon Tea & Dinner)

  • £15,000 for 2 nights
  • £20,000 for 3 nights
  • £25,000 for 4 nights
  • £30,000 for 5 nights
  • £35,00 for 6 nights
  • £40,000 for 7 nights

    Additional Information

    There are four cottages available in the grounds of Aldourie Castle at an extra charge, offering additional accommodation for up to 21 guests.

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