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New York Times named Kilmartin Castle 4th Best Place to Visit in the World in 2023.

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!

Exclusive use self catering | Licensed luxury bed & breakfast, it’s always smart to book direct.

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.

WE travelled around Scotland in 2014 and could not find a castle to stay in, that ‘felt like a castle’ inside.

When we found Kilmartin Castle in 2015, we left our jobs and set about creating the Scottish castle experience we had hoped to find as travellers ourselves. We completed our exciting restoration at the end of 2019, and now offer a Scottish castle 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 received a £6m grant to expand, Kilmartin Museum is under refurbishment, expected to re-open in March 2023. The cafe and their fabulous cakes are open during the works.

Kilmartin Castle is yours to rule exclusively!

Kilmartin Castle is the perfect choice for your small elopement, birthday celebration, or family holiday. It is also an ideal luxury stop off for cyclists riding The Caledonian Way. National Route 78 of the National Cycle Network passes through the village of Kilmartin.

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

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What our guests say

Dream Intimate Wedding Venue! I don’t think there’s much more we can say about Kilmartin Castle except that it’s ABSOLUTLEY INCREDIBLE! Every single detail of the castle is incredibly well thought out, and everything just works. It feels cosy, warm and familiar and also interesting and stimulating. Stef and Simo were incredible hosts with and a fun, relaxed style of communication.
The castle worked as a great base for our wedding, and if very small and intimate is what you’re looking for, then Kilmartin Castle more than fits the bill. For the wedding we worked with their recommended florist, chef and celebrant to create our perfect wedding day. We also hired their old Land Rover, Bruce, to drive around the Glen in which was a great touch.
We enjoyed all parts of the castle including a long soak in their deep copper baths; BBQing outside on warm (mostly midge free!) summer evenings under their festoon lit pagoda; a dip in their swimming pond; grinding fresh coffee beans for long brunches and a whiskey and records next to the fire in the grand hall.
Stef and Simo are currently doing incredible things to their garden and we can’t wait to come back and experience it all again! We would definitely recommend a stay here and having seen all of the bedrooms, any one of them would be a total treat to stay in. Check out this place!

Ollie B - May 2021

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