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Scottish castle for sale

A hotel that was formerly a castle has gone on sale for £2.5 million. 

Dornoch Castle, Sutherland, was last used as a main residence in 1947.

Located in the Scottish Highlands, the 22-bedroom grade-B listed castle is certainly a sight for sore eyes. 

The 15th century castle has been in its current owners’ hands for the past 22 years and, in this time, all of its original features have been retained and restored, including a five-storey turreted tower, exposed stone walls and wooden beams.

And thanks to its use as a hotel, the castle, which sellers say would make an ‘incredible family home,’ has loads of fun features, such as a restaurant, a whiskey bar with a range of rare and premium Malts from all over the globe, and a distillery which produces whiskey and gin. 

It even has a vaulted cellar, which has been turned into a private dining room.

Surrounded by lush greenery, a 13th century cathedral and the Royal Dornoch golf course, the location is difficult to pass up. 

Plus, there is potential to add an extra 10 bedrooms for buyers looking to get into the hotel business. 

Owner David Britton said: ‘It’s one of a kind.

‘It’s stunning and a real privilege to get the opportunity to sell such a historic building.

‘It’s an outstanding property that the owners class as a cosy castle and after a short stay I then understood exactly what they meant.

‘I am very confident that we can find a buyer that will love this piece of history in the same way that the current owners have for the last 22 years.

However, we would like to add that the current use as a hotel is wonderful and, with consent for a further 10 bedrooms, could expand an already very healthy turnover.

‘But as the castle was a private residence until 1947 it should also be considered as having residential potential in a stunning highlands location.’

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Eilean Donan Castle tours

Eilean Donan Castle Tours

Private tours of Eilean Donan Castle and the Highlands from Edinburgh including a visit to Glencoe & Buachaille Etive Mor. We take you to the best spots for taking pictures of the beautiful scenery of the Highlands.Phone +44131-549-9785 for booking

Private tours of Eilean Donan Castle and the Highlands from Edinburgh including a visit to Glencoe and Buachaille Etive Mor .

Take an epic journey through the Highlands to the iconic Eilean Donan Castle . Where are the top three locations for pictures of Eilean Donan Castle ? Your guide will take you to the best spots for taking pictures of the castle and the beautiful scenery of Glencoe and the Highlands . Whatsapp +447305294773 , phone +44131-549-9785 for more details and availability or contact us online .

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  • professional guide
  • private tours – only small groups up to four people
  • Scottish music – TV / film themes and Scottish artists
  • photography – we help customers to take the best possible pictures on their trip
  • information about Scottish culture and arts

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This photo tour is ideal for beginners/ intermediate photographers . Your photo guide will offer assistance as required with taking pictures. Shore excursions– all of our tours are available as shore excursions from the Edinburgh ports South Queensferry, Newhaven and Rosyth . Daytime phone number +44131 549 9785.

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  • Glencoe
  • Eilean Donan Castle
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  • Private tour of the Highlands
  • Photography tour
  • Tour of the Highlands from Edinburgh 

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle is the stunning Highlands castle set on an island in the middle of three lochs. The castle is the most photographed castle in the UK and it featured in the films Highlander and James Bond . Your tour guide will take you to the three best locations for pictures of the castle .

Eilean Donan means Island of Donan (a religious figure from the 12th century). Eilean Donan was Clan MacKenzie’s most important stronghold from the 13th Century until it was destroyed in 1719.

Robert the Bruce was given refuge in Eilean Donan Castle by John MacKenzie, Second of Kintail when he was being hunted by the English .

In 1719 three English frigates sailed into Loch Duich and bombarded the castle with cannon fire until a direct hit on the arsenal left it in ruins. The castle them lay in ruins for nearly 200 years. In 1911 John MacRae-Gilstrap bought the castle and spent 20 years restoring it .

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30 Scottish castles re-open on 30 April

Historic Environment Scotland ( HES ) have made the announcement we have all been waiting for – the Scottish castle drawbridges will be opening on 30 April . Edinburgh Castle , Striling Castle and Linlithgow Palace are among the most popular castles ready to re-open . WhatsApp +447305294773 for Scottish castle tours or be book online .

Following the First Minister’s welcome announcement that COVID-19 restrictions are expected to relax with the arrival of spring, HES can now announce that 26 of staffed sites and hundreds of open air, free-to-access sites will be ready for you to visit again from Friday 30 April. 

All visits must be booked in advance .

Castle reopening plans

HES are opening over 250 sites in phases over the coming months.Read our press release

Plan a spring visit  

Between now and the end of April, HES teams are working hard behind the scenes to get everything ready for your visits to Scotland’s iconic sites. 

On Friday 30 April, you can book tickets to visit:

Aberdour CastleFort George
Arbroath AbbeyGlasgow Cathedral
Blackness CastleHuntly Castle
Caerlaverock CastleInchcolm Abbey
Craigmillar CastleJedburgh Abbey
Dirleton CastleLinlithgow Palace
Doune CastleMelrose Abbey
Dryburgh AbbeySkara Brae
Dunblane CathedralSt Andrews Castle
Dundonald CastleSt Andrews Cathedral
Dunfermline AbbeyStirling Castle
Edinburgh CastleTantallon Castle
Elgin CathedralUrquhart Castle

Tickets must be booked in advance. 

HES are closely monitoring Scottish Government plans and considering the circumstances in each local area. If anything changes after you’ve booked tickets, we’ll automatically cancel and refund bookings within 30 days – there’s no need to contact us.  

Please always check the Scottish Government’s latest advice before you travel. 

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