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

Welcome to Kilmartin Castle

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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, some wild swimming, and as much countryside fresh air as you can pack into a trip to the stunning West Coast of Scotland!

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 £8m grant to expand, Kilmartin Museum is under refurbishment, expected to re-open in September 2023.

Kilmartin Castle is yours to rule exclusively AS A FAMILY OR GROUP OF FRIENDS!

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

We just got home from the most magical, beautiful stay at Kilmartin Castle. We rented it exclusively for 8 nights to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. When we arrived, we just knew it was going to be epic! From the beautiful wild landscaping, to the two al fresco eating areas, the gorgeous swimming pond, and the outdoor fire pit, we didn’t know how we were ever going to want to leave!! Stef and Simo have created this magical oasis that is so welcoming and beautiful yet feels like the most luxurious five star hotel. Once inside, we were blown away by all the small touches throughout the castle that really make it feel like home. Plush bathrobes, thick towels in beautiful colours, soft sheets, the best quickest blow dryers and hand held steamers in all the bedrooms. We loved hanging out in the Great Hall, listening to music on the ipad that they provide full of awesome playlists, with a cozy fire in the stove. It couldn’t really get any better! Except it did… Ali is a local chef, who along with Jo, cooked us some fabulous dinners that we enjoyed in the barrel vault dining room. They really went out of their way to make our anniversary dinner so special. We cannot say enough about those two ladies, and how awesome and sweet they were. It honestly was the most wonderful place, and if you are looking for somewhere to stay on the West cost, this is it! We will definitely be going back in the future with our kids and their mates. Thank you Stef and Simo!!

Aimee C - August 2022

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