Welcome to Kilmartin Castle

A place where the present and past reconcile. Love for art, architecture and history exist together in Kilmartin Castle.

New memories are made within these old stone walls.



Join us for a warm welcome, a fabulous breakfast and as much countryside fresh air as you can pack into a day on the stunning West Coast of Scotland!

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Kilmartin Castle is an imaginatively restored 16th-century Scottish castle situated in wild and unspoiled Argyll on the breathtaking West coast of Scotland. Twenty-nine miles from Oban and six miles from the Crinan Canal, also known as Britain’s most beautiful shortcut.

Kilmartin Castle has stood at the top of Argyll’s ancient Kilmartin Glen, surrounded by standing stones, hill forts, and burial cairns for almost 500 years.

Stef & Simo travelled around Scotland in 2014 and could not find a castle to stay in, that ‘felt like a castle’ once inside. When they found Kilmartin Castle in 2015, they left their jobs and set about creating the Scottish castle experience they had hoped to find as travellers themselves. They completed their exciting restoration in July 2019, and now offer a bed and breakfast experience unlike any other.

All of the bedrooms at Kilmartin Castle have private en-suites with walk-in rain showers. Some rooms have handcrafted copper baths and others their own wood-burning stove. An eclectic mix of antique furnishings, well-considered new and old reclaimed materials, as well as original art pieces, create a very authentic, yet soft and welcoming castle interior.

There are many ways to spend your time whilst staying at Kilmartin Castle with stunning walks, historic ruins, paddle boarding, kayaking, wild swimming, fishing, mountain bike trails, eating out, distillery tours, and even island hopping.

The Kilmartin Museum celebrates the many ancient treasures found in Kilmartin Glen with archaeological digs and events happening all year round. Having just received a £6m grant to expand, Kilmartin Museum will be under refurbishment from Winter 2020 for 2-years. The cafe and their fabulous cakes will temporarily move to a new building during the works.

Kilmartin Castle is the ideal stop for cyclists on ‘The Caledonian Way’ – National Route 78 of the National Cycle Network passes through the village.

Kilmartin Castle gardens are currently under development and due to be finished in June 2021. Please follow us on Instagram if you are interested in watching our grounds evolve.

Contact us by Email: [email protected]  or call +44(0)7507 038893

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What our guests say

I have traveled to almost every corner of Scotland and Kilmartin Castle has to be one of the best castle stays you will ever find. From having the entire, handsome building to yourself to the authentic castle feel mixed with the quirky, modern stylings in the interior, you’ve got a really special place on your hands. That it stands in the incredibly ancient Kilmartin Glen is icing on the cake. One of the unexpected highlights for me was the crate of incredible records! Get the fire roaring and throw on some vinyl. You’ll never forget it.

Keith - Airbnb

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