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Forter Castle

Folda, Glenisla PH11 8QW, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked Forter Castle for 7 nights for the second week of August 2014. We stayed there with 10 guests, consisting of family and closest friends. We stayed Friday to Friday but had planned our wedding mid week on Tuesday, the 'Glorious 12th'. What a fabulous time we had through-out. The castle is absolutely amazing with great rooms, the highest... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We visited Forter Castle as part of a group for a family wedding and had an absolutely wonderful time. The castle itself is beautiful and decorated in a way that feels appropriate to the setting. Yes there are a lot of spiral stairs (especially when you're in the top room as we were) but hey, it's an old castle, we... More 

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Ajijic, Mexico
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Stunning views of the peaceful Scottish countryside. Quiet, pastoral, fabulous hiking. This castle is perfectly situated for a dream holiday. Lovingly appointed with personal photos made me feel like family. Gorgeous beds to sink into. Newly remodeled bathrooms with "rain" showers. Stunning great hall with hand-stenciled ceiling. Complete kitchen. The castle was built in the 1500s, burned in 1640 and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a real castle complete with stone everywhere and a giant great room with huge fireplace. A few technical issues were quickly overcome by our host. The staff cook prepared an incredible meal of langoustines (half crawfish half lobster creature) and haggis as the distant baa of sheep could be heard over the (very) late summer sunset. The facilities... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Stunning on approach...stunning inside..everything you expect a 600+ year old castle to be. So sympathetically renovated. ..Yes the spiral stairs are narrow. .but that is exactly how they were..check Glamis Castle and you see the same. Peaceful..views to die for. Lovely to see the fact it is a family home in the photos etc. It is a real castle, with... More 

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Yelverton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We got married at Forter Castle in August this year and were truly blown away by the experience! Living in Devon and not having visited Forter Castle prior to our big day, we were a lightly apprehensive about what to expect but we certainly need not have been as everything was perfect! The castle is in a truly stunning location... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

12 of us stayed there for a week and couldn't have loved it more. breathtaking views. all the rooms are beautifully decorated in keeping with a property like this. The only downside was the overbearing amount of family photos. on one day, to celebrate my father-in-laws 70th birthday we had a chef come to the castle and cook for us... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Forter Castle gave me and 11 friends the most magnificent, relaxing and magical holiday we have ever been on. The owners of the castle have clearly thought about every little detail in the castle and provided us with anything we could hope for. Each bedroom had its own character, with something to suit everyone and all the quirks that you... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Pooley family and in particular Katharine for a once in a lifetime opportunity to stay in their magnificent residence. The long weekend we spent in Forter Castle offered our group an experience that I doubt we could get anywhere else in Europe, and certainly not here in the United States.... More 

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Royal Leamington Spa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We visited for a week as part of a group. This review covers the experience of my wife & I. The room we had been allocated had been dressed to the point where it appeared cluttered. It had plenty of lights but somehow ended up being poorly lit. The room description on the Forter Castle website placed it at the... More 

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Address: Folda, Glenisla PH11 8QW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Angus > Glenisla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Forter Castle Hotel Glenisla
Forter Castle Scotland/Glenisla

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