Airth Castle overlooks the village of Airth and the River Forth. According to an account attributed to Blind Harry, in 1298 William Wallace attacked a previous wooden fortification on this site to rescue his imprisoned uncle, a priest from Dunipace. A later castle was destroyed after the defeat of King James III at Sauchieburn in 1488. The southwest tower is the earliest part, dating to the period immediately thereafter. An extension was added on the east side in the mid 16th century. Airth Castle was owned by the Bruces, Jacobite sympathizers who were forced to sell after the failure of the 1715 rebellion.

The castle is a major historic building that retains much medieval fabric. As such, Historic Environment Scotland has designated it a Category A listed building. Within the castle grounds stand the ruins of the former parish church of Airth.

The castle is currently operating as a hotel and spa.



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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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Fiona Fletcher (12 months ago)
Had lovely few days Good food lovely grounds for wee walk. Enjoyed time in pool and spa. Staff great will definitely be back soon I hope
joe strachan (12 months ago)
This was the worst experience of a hotel stay I have ever had. The room was awful. Chairs and carpets grubby. Furniture was chipped and scratched. The service in the restaurant was average at best but the food was poor. Even the soup was cold! Breakfast was an unmitigated disaster. I would strongly advise against booking this hotel.
Caitlin Goddard (13 months ago)
Absolutely gone down hill. Everything that could have went wrong did, we spent most of our stay waiting on our food arriving at each meal, it took between 2 to 4 hours to even be served breakfast or tea. The hotel is disgusting, no covid procedures in place or deep cleaning at all. Rooms were disgusting, the poor staff were run off their feet because management had overbooked and under prepared. Ruined our weekend and its impossible to get any kind of compensation, even if you aren't served dinner but have already paid for it you will not get a refund
Alan Bradshaw (14 months ago)
A magnificent building and venue for weddings and similar events. Sadly closed and has been for some time due to Covid. Interesting area to walk in.
Ravinder Bindra (20 months ago)
I am a wedding photographer from Fife and I recently shot a wedding at Airth Castle. The venue itself is very nice. An impressive building and lovely interior. I felt most welcomed by the staff and the food and service was fantastic. I really liked the restaurant and will be back for some more food. I can see the appeal of the venue and would love the opportunity to shoot here again. I have attached some pictures from the wedding.
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