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Scottish Highlands

Scottish Highlands in Lonely Planet’s Top Regions

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019 is here! And we’re delighted that our nation is on the Top Regions list for the beautiful Scottish Highlands and islands! Ladies and gentlemen, this is Region No. 5. The popular travel guide has listed its “ten regions that are ready for the spotlight”. As usual, Lonely Planet has […]


Party Themes: A Night at Barcaldine Castle

Party Themes: 5 Events Worthy of a Castle

Got any special occasions coming up? Any cool party themes in mind? If not, why not?! Nothing adds to the fun of a party like a gripping theme and an interesting venue. We’d love to hire out our castle for an evening and give you full and exclusive use of this historic building. But what […]


Dining at barcaldine castle

Barcaldine Castle Welcomes New Chef John Larkins

If you follow our blog or social media or if you’ve treated yourself to a stay at our luxury castle you’ll know that we have you spoilt for choice in the food department – offering delightful Afternoon Tea sessions, and hearty Scottish breakfasts (or lighter alternatives, including a Gluten Free menu) to keep guests going […]


Rent a Castle - Barcaldine Castle

6 Reasons to Rent a Castle

Who doesn’t love a castle? We’ve all heard of Camelot, Castle Dracula, Sleeping Beauty’s castle, Hogwarts, and other impressive buildings of fiction. It’s always nice to visit a real castle to recreate the mystical feeling that we often associate with our favourite stories. Plus, they can teach us something about our country’s history. There are […]


10 Tasty Places to Eat in Oban

10 Tasty Places to Eat in Oban

After a lovely breakfast at Barcaldine Castle, wandering and seeing the sights nearby can work up quite an appetite. When it isn’t time for afternoon tea at the castle, a nice meal out should do the trick … and if your adventures take you to the charming town of Oban, you’ll be spoilt for choice. From […]


perfect Scottish castle wedding

Do you want the perfect Scottish Castle Wedding?

Naturally, you want to feel like royalty on your wedding day. Everyone dreams of a fairy-tale setting, and what could make it more magical than having the perfect Scottish castle wedding? From the breath-taking scenery of the West Coast of Scotland, to the elegant rooms we have to offer, Barcaldine Castle makes the perfect venue […]


Oban island hopping

Why is Oban Island Hopping Such an Adventure?

While many seasoned travellers and new experience seekers enjoy island hopping in exotic locations like Thailand or Mexico, our very own Oban boasts its island gems which are just as unique and picturesque. With a multitude of regular boat tours departing from Oban every day, our guests often love the adventure that Oban island hopping […]


Indulge in Afternoon Tea

Why You Should Indulge In Afternoon Tea

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” – Henry James (1843-1916) said in his book “The Portrait of a Lady”, published in 1881 and we couldn’t agree more! Quintessentially English, the tradition of enjoying dainty sandwiches, delectable scones and piping hot tea from […]


ObanLIVE

ObanLIVE 2018: 10 Reasons to Book Tickets

ObanLIVE 2018, the biggest music festival in the Argyll and Bute region! With Barcaldine Castle being nestled in a breath taking and picturesque landscape just 9 miles north of Oban, we thought we’d share ten reasons why you should add Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June to your summer calendar so you don’t miss ObanLIVE […]


5 More Things To Do In Argyll

As we mentioned last month, although our rooms are luxurious, and our castle grounds are beautiful, it would be a waste to visit Oban and not venture out and visit new places. Following our February Part 1 Guide of things to do and see when you stay at Barcaldine Castle, here are even more ideas […]