Glengorm Castle, also known as Castle Sorn, is a 19th-century country house. The Mishnish estate was purchased in 1856 by James Forsyth of Quinish. He cleared the existing township of Sorne to make way for the new house, which was completed in 1860. The house was designed by Kinnear and Peddie in a Scots Baronial style. It is now operated as a guest house and wedding venue, with a cafe and shop in the former stables. The castle is located on a headland and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. On a clear day the Outer Hebrides and Islands of Uist, Rùm and Canna can be viewed from the castle.

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Founded: 1860
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in United Kingdom

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Andy Shillam (11 months ago)
Only went for a walk and to use the tea room, but it is a really smashing place for both. We walked for a couple of hours, down to the shore below. There were some great views of the coast and back towards the castle itself, which is self catering apartments. The tea room was a bit limited, because of Covid, but, although we only had coffee, the food coming out for others looked very nice. Will definitely return.
Amrit Jagpal (12 months ago)
We had such a magical stay at the castle. The grounds are beautiful and the breakfast was delicious.
Kiran Payne (12 months ago)
Lovely Guest House style accommodation in a unique building and location. We stayed here for 2 nights and really enjoyed our stay. The owner has a collection of whiskeys that you can try which is really useful if you want to work out what you like before you buy anything at the local distilleries. The rooms are very comfortable, clean and decorated well. The breakfast was great - there's a nice option of hot options and cold options. They also accommodate for dairy intolerance. The views from the castle in the morning and evening are spectacular, I'd highly recommend spending an evening in one of the lounges watching the sunset.
Alessandro Baldini (13 months ago)
Magic place. We really enjoyed our stay, despite the weather. Great breakfast, unfortunately no dinner was available. Dining options in the near Tobermory are not up to these standards.
Tom Hewitson (14 months ago)
Unique and atmospheric B&B. We only spent one night here but we stayed in the super spacious Mingary room (seriously, it's bigger than some flats I've seen) with stunning views on two sides. The decor is 'homely' and perhaps a little old fashioned but suits the building well and frankly if it was renovated they could easily charge twice the price. I very much enjoyed the breakfast using ingredients from their farm and the surrounding local businesses. Top highlight was exploring the castle's amazing grounds including a neolithic stone circle and a medieval fort. Also the free range cows are super cute.
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