This castle is steeped in history – just look at the stone in the library fireplace which reads 1663 or the crest on the exterior wall with the Latin inscription that reads “Peaceful but Prepared for Battle” as a reminder of the area’s turbulent past in the days of Highland clan wars.
If you want to visit Achnagairn you can choose to book a stay, or alternatively treat yourself to an amazing dining experience in the newly opened and acclaimed Table Manors Restaurant (http://www.perfect-manors.com/achnagairn-estate/food-drink/table-manors-restaurant-bar/) which serves delicious Scottish food cooked with flair using amazing fresh locally sourced ingredients.
Want to visit Aldourie? It’s a great place for a wedding or family house party – with it’s opulent interiors and 500 acre estate to explore. Image: Dave Conner used under licence
Still a private residence, Dunrobin Castle is open to the public from April to mid-October, allowing visitors an opportunity to explore the historic building and beautiful seaside gardens. There are daily falconry shows which are popular with all the family as well as an interesting museum to natural history located within the grounds. Image: Paul Wordingham under license
Eilean Donan Castle
The Castle is open to visitors from February to December and there is a visitors’ centre on site.
Image: Diliff under license
Try afternoon tea by the log fire in the Kincraig Lounge (booking is advisable) or treat yourself to an a la carte evening experience from award winning chefs in the Alexander Restaurant. Alternatively, book a room and sit back to enjoy the fine selections of whiskies on offer in the Turret Bar! Image: Geoff Gill under license
This medieval fortress site has seen 1,000 years of Highland history and is now managed by historic Scotland with a visitor centre on site offering a find day out for all the family. Keep an eye open for special events throughout the summer season and don’t forget to stop in the tea room for coffee and cake!