Barcaldine Castle occupies a magnificent position, just 9 miles north of the bustling town of Oban, and 1.5 miles from the cute village of Benderloch. Barcaldine offers something truly beautiful – a Scottish Castle set on the shores of Loch Creran. In winter, breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains of Glencoe are a sight to behold, while in early Spring, the castle’s surrounds are resplendent in the golden colours of autumn. Whatever the timing of your visit, a memorable experience awaits. The castle’s sumptuous interior has been carefully designed to encourage guests to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of relaxation. Unobtrusive and calm, your hosts aim to make your stay as memorable as possible.
Rooms at Barcaldine are elegant, opulent and romantic. Each has been furnished with rich and luxurious fabrics, to create a traditional look and a deeply relaxing, romantic ambience. No two rooms are identical in size, shape or aspect.
Each room has a luxurious king size bed with either loch views or views of the open countryside to the front of the castle. Rooms are furnished with luxury bedlinen and pure new wool throws.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Flat Screen HD TV
- Blu-Ray/ DVD player
- Available Selection of Movies, Games & Magazines
- Tea/ Coffee Making Facilities
- Mini Hospitality Hamper
- Bathrobe & Slippers
- Luxury Toiletries provided by Arran Aromatics
At Barcaldine, great pride is taken in using local, fresh produce for its top quality Scottish Breakfast. Breakfast is served from 8.00am until 9.30am. Alternate breakfast times can be accommodated by prior arrangement. Your hosts can provide a tray continental breakfast for you to enjoy in your room, or alternately a packed continental breakfast is available to take on the road.
- A choice of fresh Fruits Juices
- Scotch Porridge Oats with a variety of toppings (Served with a choice of
- Raisins or Whisky with Brown Sugar or Honey and Berries)
- A selection of Cereals
- Variety of Fresh Fruits
- Selection of Fruit Yogurts
- Full Scottish Breakfast:
- (bacon, pork sausage, haggis, black pudding, potato scone, mushrooms, tomatoes, eggs any style)
- Full Scottish Vegetarian Breakfast:
- (mushrooms, tomatoes, vegetarian sausage, vegetarian haggis, beans, eggs any style)
- Scrambled eggs and Scottish smoked salmon
- Smoked Haddock, black pudding and bacon
- Famous Loch Fyne Kippers
- Scotch Pancakes served with maple syrup ( and bacon)
- Granary and Farmhouse Breads with a selection of Preserves
- A selection of Coffees, Teas and Herbal infusions
On The Map: Oban is located on the west coast of Scotland. It’s protected from the Atlantic by the famous islands of Mull & Iona, which lie just off the coast. Given the amount of ferry traffic from Oban to the various surrounding islands, it’s often referred to as ‘The Gateway to The Isles’.
Your first view of Oban is one you are unlikely to forget. From the north, you glimpse this bustling port from the top of the ‘Bealach-an-Righ’. As you sweep down the hill towards the expanse of the bay, the view opens up before you and one begins to appreciate why Oban has developed into Scotland’s most popular west-coast holiday town. Oban ‘The Seafood Capital of Scotland was a late starter, existing only as a small fishing and trading village until the steamers of the early Victorian era started arriving in the early 1800s. The town lies in a crescent that occupies the hills surrounding Oban Bay, which is protected from all but the most severe of weather by the northern tail of the island of Kerrera. Oban’s most outstanding feature is McCaig’s Tower, more usually and descriptively called McCaig’s Folly. This is the Colosseum lookalike that stands above the town and features in many of the postcards you will find for sale in the shops on George Street. Other notable attractions include the Waterfront Centre, the Cathedral of St Columba, the Oban Distillery & Dunollie Castle.