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The Castle


When you wake up at Aldourie, there’s only one question to ask yourself: what will I do today? The castle, grounds and surrounding countryside offer much to experience, from the comforts inside to the adventures outdoors, playing host to however you take pleasure in spending your time. All made effortless by our family of staff.

A castle made to feel like home

Every meticulous detail of Aldourie has been designed to make our guests feel entirely at home. Our elegant rooms weave together comfort and character while our warm and welcoming team look after all who come through our doors. A stay with us is to experience the epitome of Scottish hospitality.

The castle’s three floors offer rooms for all occasions, from formal banquets in the Dining Room featuring sublime produce handpicked from the garden to laid-back, idyllic lunches on the Terrace overlooking the Loch. If the weather turns, roaring fires keep the cold at bay, perfect for seeing in the night with a game of chess and a whisky or two.

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It’s very much anchored in the classical Scottish country house, but with an influence of Danish heritage.

A thousand spaces, each of them yours

A walk through our gardens and grounds reveals innumerable spaces for breathing in all that Aldourie has to offer. From the uninterrupted Loch views at the Boathouse to the light filled Orangery in the shelter of the Walled Garden, we have a place for entertaining or quiet contemplation to match the prevailing mood of the day.

Outdoors, our gardens are a gentled haven for local flora and fauna, concealing seating areas far from the beaten path which have been sown for serendipitous discovery. Wander out and explore them yourself or ask Elliott, our Head Gardener, for a personal tour.

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We wanted to make it somewhere you could wake up in the morning, and you'd say, what should we go and look at today?

A full itinerary tailored to you

Aldourie is your base for exploring the vast and eternal Scottish Highlands with activities woven throughout our 500-acre estate and far beyond. Go wild swimming in the revitalising Loch Ness or scramble up one of the nearby mountains to bag your first Munro. Hugh, our Caretaker and local guide, knows the stories and places worth discovering.

For those who seek a more bespoke experience, our Castle Manager, Aileen, can arrange for any type of individual activity, from a behind-the-scenes whisky tasting to a lively Highland games.

Relax, take in the views and embrace it all as the laird of the castle, all while the team takes care of your every need.

A place for any occasion

There are those who come here to celebrate life’s most special moments and those who come to unwind from the everyday. Aldourie is a series of thoughtfully curated and characterful spaces designed to host any occasion.

Our dedicated team will help you shape your experience to suit your individual preferences and needs. We believe that no two stays are the same and we take a unique, bespoke approach to every booking.

Aldourie’s landscape, wildlife, architecture, food and people – this is the real Scotland.