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“A treat to stay in a castle!” 5 of 5 stars
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Barcaldine Castle
Benderloch | By Oban, Benderloch PA37 1SA, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Benderloch B&B and Inns
New York City, New York
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“A treat to stay in a castle!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

We were so excited to stay in a castle, and we weren't disappointed. Secret passages, dungeons, ghost stories, and beautifully appointed bedrooms and fabulous baths. Liz and Ronnie were the perfect hosts, generous with their time and hospitality. We were sad we were only there for a night, as the grounds were beautiful, the view breathtaking, and it was perfect for our son to run around and explore. Everything you would want a castle to be.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    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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Dundee, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

Just spent a wonderful long weekend at Barcladine Castle. Beautiful setting, elegant newly refurbished room complete with turret and bath with a view.
Castle is romantic and fascinating complete with secret passages and ghost tales!
Breakfasts kept us going each day until nearly 8pm.
Would definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2011

We had our wedding here, as well as staying for 2 nights and were so lucky that we did! All we can say is a big thank you to the owner, David and managers- Liz and Ronnie who ensured the most perfect stay and wedding that we ever could have had. Rooms are all beautiful and our breakfasts in the Great Hall a fantastic start to each stay. To those who are thinking of booking a wedding here- do it! Liz and Ronnie could not have been more helpful! To those who are booking a stay here-definitely- a beautiful place where you really do feel like the Laird and Lady of the castle!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scotland, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2011

What a fantastic place to stay. The castle has been recently refurbished with bedrrooms that are fabulously furnished with uber comfy beds. Balcardine Castle is a real hidden gem and a very special place to stay. Our hosts, Liz and Ronnie, couldn't have been more welcoming - we wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2011

On our honeymoon, we splurged a couple of nights and stayed at Barcaldine Castle, just outside of Oban. Wow!!! Beautiful location, fabulous food, terrific hostess, and wonderful period room with great beds and the most luxurious towels. :)
We were greated by the gracious hostess with sherry in the Great Room late afternoon and heard all about the history of the castle and its ghosts.....topped off by being shown the secret passage way that started in the Great Room and ended up in our bathroom! The castle has all kinds of other wonderful features too: library to relax in, huge leather couches and giant fireplace for evening drinks, country roads to wander down, windy staircases and the original metal gate door to prevent intruders. So much fun!
We can't speak highly enough about our stay.....wish we'd gotten there earlier and weren't heading out so quickly in the morning.....our only regret. We will definitely be back for an anniversary!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2010

We had an excellent stay at the castle,we stayed there for 2 days for a friends wedding which was at the castle. The hospitality was excellent, so warm and friendly! The rooms are spacious and cozy and the food was was amazing. The owners really made us feel welcome and catered to all our needs. I really can not say enough good things about the 2 day experience we had at Barcaldine Castle! I would definetely recommend a stay here to anybody that wants a trully unique experience, and i will be returning again at the next opportunity! thanks, Jim!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2010

A proper castle, with history seeping out of the walls.

Stunning rooms with the best hospitality tray I've ever seen! Although the bathroom wasn't ensuite, it didn't matter as we were the only ones using it.

Just a lovely place to stay. Perfect!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Benderloch | By Oban, Benderloch PA37 1SA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Benderloch
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Benderloch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Barcaldine Castle Benderloch, Scotland

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