Barcaldine Castle is a 17th-century tower house castle built by Sir Duncan Campbell, of Glenorchy, between 1601 and 1609. The castle fell into disrepair in the later 19th century, when Barcaldine House became the principal residence of the family. It was restored between 1897-1911 and now operates as the Barcaldine Castle bed & breakfast hotel.



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Founded: 1601-1609
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom


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par walk (2 months ago)
Awesome place to stay. The staff was very friendly and helpful with everything. Rooms can be tricky to get too if you have trouble with stairs.
Joshua Start (2 months ago)
Amazing staff, from when we first arrived They gave us a grand tour and explained all the history to tie the place together! Our room was beautiful and the great hall was perfect to have some champagne by the fire to unwind from the long day. Nothing I could say would do this place justice. Just come and will never forget it!
Andy Noel (2 months ago)
Probably our favorite place to stay in Scotland. The whole team at Barcaldine Castle is incredibly warm and hospitable and they make you feel at home from the moment you walk in the door. My wife follows a gluten free diet, and they drove 20 minutes into Oban just to find gluten free bread for her—we didn’t even ask, they just did it. We were blown away! She is still raving about the smoked salmon eggs benedict, and we’ve been home for a few days now. The views from the castle are stunning, and it’s an easy drive to all points on the west coast of Scotland: Oban, Fort William, Glencoe, etc. We miss the Black Castle already, thank you for everything—we’ll definitely be back! Tapadh leat! ?????????????????????
B Ritchie (7 months ago)
What a lovely stay booked this last minute. It's a luxury stay that combines history, we spent 1 night and couldn't fault it. The room is cosy and comfortable with a luxury touch on it.. maybe a magic mirror ? the lounge room/ dinning room is what we loved on our nights stay, we sat on the sofa at the log fire with our drinks in hand . The host and staff are amazing and made sure our stay that we were well looked after . Definitely would recommend and come back again, thanks for our wonderful stay.
S Walmsley (8 months ago)
Wonderful welcome on arrival. The castle is small but stunning. Stayed in the Caithness room. Very characterful - loved the turret room. Beautiful views. Enjoyed sitting by the open fire in the evening, and chatting to another couple of guests. Breakfast was enjoyable. Didn't see, or hear any spooks, but I'm sure they're about. Thoroughly recommend a night or two here. Take a bottle of wine, a book, and walking shoes.
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