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Barcaldine Castle

Benderloch | By Oban, Benderloch PA37 1SA, Scotland
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Barcaldine Castle
Ranked #1 of 5 Benderloch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed 2 nights at Barcaldine Castle in the Caithness room. The catle is fairly isolated, so driving there we weren't quite sure what we had gotten ourselves in for. But it was the best place we stayed on our trip around the UK! Liz and Ronnie were very friendly hosts, and our room was beautiful -... More

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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a castle with secret passageways and a dungeon, but renovated with modern amenities in a beautiful setting. If you are looking for a castle experience, I'm not sure you will find a better one. The room - Breadalbane - was large and comfortable with a huge bath. Ronnie and Liz had good recomendations for things to do in the... More

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New York City, New York
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30 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ronnie, manager of Barcaldine Castle on the shores on Loch Creran, was a great host, greeting and talking with us in the lounge, sort of a Knights’ Hall. The master painting paid homage to “Black” Duncan Campbell who built the castle in 1609, since renovated. Ronnie calls it a tower hotel, but it met all our expectations, complete with dungeon... More

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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My wife and I stayed in Barcaldine Castle on 7 and 8 June and overall had a good time. Upon arrival Ronnie showed us to our room and was kind enough to make reservations for us at the near by Hawthorn Restaurant. FYI, the food at the Hawthorn was great! Barcaldine Castle has a lot of history and much of... More

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Barcaldine10, Manager at Barcaldine Castle, responded to this review

We are disappointed to learn that you were not fully satisfied with your stay at The Castle. Experience has taught us that not all of our guests wish to know of the Castle's history. On arrival we show all our guests into the parlour for check-in. We explain that the Parlour and the Great Hall are the public areas available... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

On our 9-day trek through Scotland we had the absolute pleasure of staying here for one night. One of our must-dos for our trip was to stay in a castle with a fireplace. (The castle was recommended by our great tour guide Ian from Straivagin Tours) And this was that and more! Lovely, comfortable, well appointed, cozy. And proprietors Ronnie... More

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Spent 2 weeks in the UK and this was my favorite place to stay. The castle is so much fun and the common rooms are so much nicer than most other B&Bs. My only regret was not booking more nights there! You head up a windy staircase to your room which is very nicely decorated and spacious. The bathroom is... More

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The rooms in this castle are modern and lovely. The care from the proprietors is kind and careful. The breakfast is beyond all expectations. If you are lucky to stay here, you are in for a real treat.

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20 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Liz and Ronnie who run the castle are such lovely hosts and they could not do enough for you. we had the warmest welcome from Ronnie when we arrived who showed us around the castle and to our room, he gave us a really great 'how-to' overview about the room and the castle itself and also recommended a couple of... More

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The castle is situated in the beautiful Argyl countryside; the hosts Ronnie and Liz were friendly and helpful; the rooms are beautifully appointed; and there is a wonderful breakfast. Plus it's in a castle, how cool is that. Our kids had a fabulous visit and we had nice romantic evenings by the fire. They were able to recommend nice local... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Where do I start... it was a most wonderful experience staying at this amazing castle! Firstly, the building is incredible, and it is such a privilege to be able to see inside this gem of a castle, and fantastic to be able to stay here! Secondly, Liz and Ronnie are such great hosts, and add so much to the pleasure... More

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Address: Benderloch | By Oban, Benderloch PA37 1SA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Benderloch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Barcaldine Castle Hotel Benderloch
Barcaldine Castle Benderloch, Scotland

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Barcaldine Castle offers something truly beautiful. A Scottish Castle set on the shores of Loch Creran with breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains of Glencoe in early Spring to the golden colours of Autumn - a memorable experience awaits you.The sumptuous interiors are carefully designed to encourage our guests to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of relaxation. Unobtrusive and calm, we aim to make your stay as memorable as possible. ... more   less 
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