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Barcaldine Castle

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is our second visit to the fabulos Barcaldine Castle, and we'll defintly be comng back, as its such a great place to stay. The bedrooms are very comfortable, furnished to a high standard, and beautifully designed. You'll recive a warm welcome from Ronnie, Liz, Gavin & Adelle, who serve delicious, locally sourced, freshly prepared food, and l can highly...

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Little Castle Barcaldine is a beautiful little castle in Argyle, surrounded by spectacular scenery. Many of its ancient features have been retained which gives it character and substance. On entering, the proprietor warns you that stairs are uneven. A sturdy rope acts as a handrail to help you climb the winding staircase. Our room and bathroom were generous in size...

Thank _sorayajones31
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

We usually stay in modest accommodations for much of our trips but splurge for one or two nights for a unique experience. This certainly qualified in the latter category. There are a ton of castles converted to hotels, B&Bs, and airbnbs in Scotland. Some of the hotels appeared to house you in newer buildings nearby a castle, and that's of...

1Thank Kevin D
Liz A, Manager at Barcaldine Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and photos of Barcaldine Castle. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you back again soon!

Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't say enough about this fantastic Castle stay. Rooms are well appointed and spacious. Decor is historic with modern features blended in with the historical features. The hosts are wonderfully charming. They will show you some of the hidden pleasures of the castle including several hidden stairwells. The castle and the Oban area have been the highlight of my 10...

Thank Jon C
Liz A, Manager at Barcaldine Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of the Black Castle, Jon. Glad to hear that you got to see the secret staircases! You were a pleasure to have and we hope to see you back the next time you are in Scotland!

Simi Valley, CA
Reviewed 20 April 2017

What a lovely property. The rooms are all special and the Great Room is a delight! I loved my stay here. Be sure to ask the innkeepers various details - I found out why one window in the Great Room is larger than the others, why two deer heads that used to hang by the fireplace were moved, about the...

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Liz A, Manager at Barcaldine Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of Barcaldine Castle and we hope to see you again soon in the future!

Hamilton, Bermuda
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A spectacular way to complete my first trip (certainly not my last) to Scotland by staying the night in a castle hundreds of years old! Liz and Ronnie were amazing hosts from start to finish, though the booking process and then alterations twice to our reservations, they made it work. The grounds were stunning, the stories were amazing, the rooms...

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Liz A, Manager at Barcaldine Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for such a positive review! We are glad that you enjoyed our breakfast, your room and the hard work our hosts put in at Barcaldine Castle. You were a wonderful guest to host and we hope to see you again soon in the future!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We stayed here for two nights. My husband booked it as a surprise. Where do I start? The room was gorgeous. The bed was huge and comfy. You felt like you melted into it when you went to bed. Our hosts were wonderful. They were friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were amazing with everything freshly made and served at your...

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Liz A, Manager at Barcaldine Castle, responded to this review

Hello Karyn, Thank you for taking the time to review Barcaldine Castle - we really appreciate it. We are glad that you had a relaxing stay and would consider staying with us again in the future - we look forward to welcoming you again!

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We have just had a wonderful evening in barcaldine castle, we stayed in the breadaldine suite with the four poster jakobeen bed, the room was wonderful, the hotel was wonderful, restored to the highest of standards and all there were very freindly and very informative about the history of the castle. We hope to visit again and wish we could...

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Liz A, Manager at Barcaldine Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind feedback Nicola. We are glad you are as enthusiastic about the four poster bed as we are, not only is it comfortable but the ornate carvings are beautiful! We also hope to see you again in the not too distant future!

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful stay - Quaint ancestral home of the Campbell Clan and Black Duncan Campbell. Full disclosure: my wife is a Campbell. Room from top floor lovely (no "lift"- elevator in the US). Liz and Ronnie make this place EXTRA special. Castle only has 6 double rooms, so full occupancy is 12 guests. Quaint restored Great Hall for breakfast which was...

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We stayed here on the last night of a trip showing two American friends around some of Scotland. We wanted to finish with something special and Barlcaldine Castle delivered in spades. Lovely authentic building offering fantastic bedrooms with excellent facilities and gorgeous views. Our two rooms had views over Loch Creran and the mountains beyond, one with a 17th century...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Barcaldine Castle offers something truly beautiful. A Scottish Castle set on the shores of Loch Creran with breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains of Glencoe in early Spring to the golden colours of Autumn - a memorable experience awaits you.The sumptuous interiors are carefully designed to encourage our guests to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of relaxation. Unobtrusive and calm, we aim to make your stay as memorable as possible. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barcaldine Castle

Address: Benderloch | By Oban, Benderloch PA37 1SA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Benderloch
Price Range: RM642 - RM1,144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcaldine Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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