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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 […]


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 […]


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 a 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 for […]


What Makes 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 island hopping around […]


The History of Afternoon Tea and Why You Should Indulge In It

“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 […]


10 Reasons to Book Tickets for ObanLIVE

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 the biggest music festival in the Argyll and Bute region! 1) Popularity – […]


5 More Things To Do at Barcaldine Castle

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 […]


5 Things To Do and See When You Stay at Barcaldine Castle – Part 1

It’s all very well coming to stay in one of our elegant and traditional castle rooms, but rooms are just for sleeping in. That’s why throughout February and March we will be sharing our favourite local places to visit and things to do in Oban and Argyll to give you even more reason to book […]


4 Intriguing Reasons to Visit Barcaldine Castle

1) One of the Only Ancient Castles on the Scottish Mainland Open for the Public to Stay! Castles by their very nature hold mysteries and, as one of the only ancient castles on the mainland open on a B&B basis, our very own Barcaldine Castle is bound to have some shadowy secrets of its own. […]


StephieD1, Barcaldine Castle Guest from Florida, Via TripAdvisor

Review Date: The beginning of October Rating: 5/5 “Fabulous Bed and Breakfast” “Lovely castle with a beautiful view of the countryside. Only an easy 20 minute drive to the heart of Oban. The accommodations were great. The bed was so comfortable. The breakfast was delicious. You must try the full Scottish breakfast. A lot of […]