Located near Stirling in Central Scotland, Culcreuch Castle Hotel has been the ancestral seat of the Scottish Clan Galbraith for over 700 years. Culcreuch Castle is one of Scotland’s oldest hotels, with the main hotel building dating from the 14th century. Set in the beautiful countryside of picturesque Scotland, and the centerpiece of 1,600 acre Culcreuch Estate,, Culcreuch Castle is also in close proximity to top-quality shopping in nearby Stirling, or the major Scottish Cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. All the hotel public rooms are decorated in period style and furnished with antiques, giving the aura and grace of a bygone age of Scotland’s past. Log fires create warmth and intimacy and the candlelit evening meals in the paneled hotel Dining Room make for a most romantic occasion, well complimented by freshly prepared local produce and a carefully selected wine cellar. A full Scottish breakfast is included with your stay, and is an experience in itself, being served in Culcreuch Castle Hotel ‘s Dungeon Diner within the 700-year-old vaults.
Culcreuch Castle offers ten individual bedrooms within the main Castle building, each furnished and decorated with traditional Scottish taste. Most rooms command unsurpassed views over the lawn, loch, 1600 acre Culcreuch Estate and beyond to a kaleidoscope of hills, moorland, lochs, burns and woods comprising the Endrick Valley with Campsie Fells above.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- HD TV with Free-Sat TV Channels
- Internet Access
- Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray
- Ironing Facilities
- Room Service
Fine Dining Restaurant:
Culcreuch Castle Hotel’s first floor Fine-Dining Restaurant features elegant candlelit à la carte dining.
Back when the chiefs of the Clan Galbraith called for victuals, kitchen staff had to make do with whatever simple ingredients they had at hand. But that included fresh salmon and trout, all manner of game, rich tangy cheeses and, in season, wonderful vegetables, wild mushrooms and berries. Fresh Scottish produce is still the basis of what is done at the castle today, although your meal is served with rather more imagination, and much better manners!
The Dungeon Diner:
The Dungeon Diner Restaurant at Culcreuch Castle Hotel is located within the original Tower itself and is a great place to eat out if you are looking for somewhere unique in Central Scotland, within an easy drive from Glasgow or Stirling.
With its burnished stone walls and despite the name, it is a very atmospheric, warm, friendly place, with a full and varied bar meal menu to suit all tastes. It is an especially cozy proposition in Winter, with an open fire blazing in the Bar. Truly a Scottish experience to remember and to tell your grandchildren some day!
The City of Stirling:
On The Map: Stirling is located in Central Scotland, less than 45 minutes on the M80/A80 from Glasgow to the southwest & 1 hour on the M9 motorway from Edinburgh to the southeast.
Stirling is a taste of both the Lowlands and the Highlands. It is packed with castles and tales of people who are larger than life, and it is blessed with awe-inspiring, natural beauty. “Hold Stirling and you control the entire country…” This simple strategy has ensured that a castle, or some sort of fortification, has existed here in Scotland since prehistoric times. Stirling is associated with King Arthur and some believe it was the locale for Camelot. In recorded history, we know that Alexander I dedicated a chapel here. Below the castle, Old Town Stirling is protected by the 16th century walls built to keep Mary, Queen of Scots, safe from Henry VIII. And, it was here, that the infant James VI was crowned in 1567. This area was also the home of Rob Roy, whose exploits still echo through the Highlands. There is something about Stirling that feels like a fairy tale. Its sense of time is similar to Edinburgh, but the hustle and bustle is turned down. The atmosphere is easy to absorb. With its winding cobblestone streets, and the old town clinging to the slopes beneath the castle, you can feel the layers of time and heroism. Take a quiet walk in the moonlight on Stirling’s magic streets. It’s an experience to be savored.