If you are planning a visit to Perth or a weekend away why not ensure that your trip becomes an experience by soaking up some history in one of many luxury castle hotels in the area? Sleep like a King or Queen then explore all that Perth and Perthshire has to offer. Here are some suggestions for the perfect place to stay.
This high-end 1871 manor hotel with Tummel Valley views is 1 mile from Pitlochry train station and 25 miles from Perth City Centre
Elegant, individually designed rooms have scenic views, free WiFi, TVs, and tea and coffee making equipment. Turret suites add living areas. A separate manor house can be rented by the room or as a whole. There are also individual lodges; some with full kitchens.
A Scottish restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, and there’s a bar, too. The spa includes a gym, treatment rooms and an indoor pool. There are extensive gardens and the conference facilities can hold up to 400 people.
Contact: 01796 472400
26 miles from Perth and nestled in the heart of Highland Perthshire, Fonab Castle is a truly unique five star hotel. Lovingly restored, it draws inspiration from its historic past and breath-taking surroundings whilst adding the odd contemporary twist. It really is ‘beyond the ordinary’.
From an evening tipple at the Gin Bar to 3 AA Rosette awarded fine dining at Sandeman’s, Fonab Castle has a setting for every mood.
The Brasserie offers laid back loch-side cuisine, perfect for leisurely lunches or a great spot for whiling away the hours and The Spa offers the ultimate relaxation experience.
Contact: 01796 470740
If you are looking for great Scottish hospitality, award-winning food, stunning countryside and a luxurious country retreat, Knock Castle has it all. You could be in search of a quiet meal out together, a weekend break in the heart of Scotland, an unrivaled wedding venue or a great place for business – you’ll find they offer exactly what you require with real value for money.
Knock Castle is an imposing place, but it’s there to be enjoyed. You are encouraged to relax and to feel totally at home – with the hope you’ll come back time after time. There are many regular guests who treat Knock Castle as a home from home – that’s a real measure of their success.
Attention to detail is everything: with dedication to service and the wish that you experience only the very best. Whatever you want, just let them know ahead of your arrival and they will make it happen for you.
Contact: 01764 650088
Dating back to 1510, Dalmunzie Castle enjoys magnificent mountain scenery, Dalmunzie is a classic country house hotel located in a hidden part of Highland Perthshire, just an hour from Perth City. Peace and tranquility are a feature of life at Dalmunzie with fires & lounges contributing to a relaxing haven from the outside world.
For the more active the first tee of Dalmunzie Golf Course is only thirty yards away. Set among stunning scenery, it was built for the private use of the Laird and his guests in the 1920’s. Full details of this fun but challenging course can be found on their website. In addition there is a tennis court, numerous hiking trails, fishing and mountain bikes available.
Contact: 01250 885 224
Fingask Cottages are set in 100 acre’s of the historic gardens and woods of Fingask Castle, enjoying southerly views to the Firth of Tay and the hills of Fife beyond. The half mile long drive curves up through the wooded glen and crosses Fingask stream on a high arched stone bridge overlooking St Peter’s Well in the dell below. Fingask is truly a magic place!
Teaming up with local restaurateur Tim Hardie from the Tufted Duck in Rait. He will,with prior notice, provide good food at a reasonable price to guests staying at Fingask. It is a pleasant 8 minute walk between tall hedges and fields down the private Fingask back drive to the village – or a two minute drive to the eatery, where parking is available – follow the signs. Children most welcome.
Contact: 01821 670 777
Stay at Scone Palace and enjoy a unique and memorable experience. Located in the North West aspect of the Palace, this beautifully appointed Balvaird apartment provides 5 star, luxury accommodation for up to 6 guests. Just 10 minutes from Perth it is the perfect base to explore whether it is for golfing breaks, country sporting holidays, wedding parties and short and weekend breaks.
The apartment sleeps up to six guests in 3 beautifully decorated, en-suite bedrooms. Relax in the comfortable sitting room with magnificent views over the Parklands to the river Tay or make use of the Sky television, wifi facilities, or take a tour of the Palace and Grounds. There is a fully equipped and spacious dining kitchen, we can arrange for bespoke welcome packs, picnic lunches or even arrange a private cook for you. A maid service can also be arrange on request.
Contact – 01738 554932