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Glengorm Castle
Ranked #3 of 27 Tobermory B&B and Inns
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Stayed here 3 days earlier this month and had a fabulous time. Large grounds to explore with many wild and domesticated animals, and even archaeological sites! The castle is actually a working ranch house, but owners Tom and Marjorie were very hospitable. Stayed in Laorin which was very large and had a great view toward the ocean. Breakfasts were huge and offer everything ever served on a Scottish breakfast. Great splurge if you don't already live in a castle. Nice selection of whiskeys in the library. Wi-fi also free!

Room Tip: Laorin was great with modern walk-in shower.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Our castle night was the big splurge of our trip and it could not have been more perfect. We started the day in the morning meeting the Glengorm Estate resident naturalist, Steph, at the Café. She led us on a very comprehensive 7 hour hike of all ecological areas of the estate. We traveled coast, wood and river, all the while having every specimen of flora and fauna pointed out by Steph with explanations on history, how they got their name and how they interact with other organisms in the environment. Steph is a wealth of knowledge. She carried a telescope and helped us see eagles, seals, ocean birds and even a sea otter. Steph answered all of our questions about the history of the estate, it's previous owners and how the landscape had changed over the years. She is a passionate and lovely person and even if you can only drop into the nature lab for a chat or a quick walk we highly recommend it.
It is clear that the estate and castle are a labor of love and those who live and work there have been dedicated to making it a great place for decades. Tom and Pam were very helpful and accommodating, helping us find a high chair for our wee one and permitting us to make the kitchen and laundry room our own. The dining area was grand with a wonderful view and breakfast was delicious - the best cooked breakfast we had during our trip. The library had a great selection of single malts and was a cozy place in the evening. The rooms left nothing to be desired. We ordered up dinner from the Café and were very impressed. Tom and his family have done a wonderful job of making the castle feel luxurious without being cold and impersonal and it adds to the experience to know that a family makes it their home too. Give the two cute dogs a pat when you visit!

Room Tip: Mingary and Laorin both have great views. Love the bath in Laorin.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Stayed here for three nights in September and we were not disappointed. The weather was a bit dull on arrival but sunshine the next day transformed the castle which looks stunning from the driveway on approach. Our room was very comfortable and the owner and staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was a feast with plenty of choice and fantastic views from the dining room. Guests have free use of the seating area in the hall and the library. Both are comfortable with log fires if need be.

The sun shone for us and the car never turned a wheel on the first day. There is plenty to do around the estate and the scenery is simply stunning. We spent an enjoyable couple of hours with Steph on a guided nature walk to Loch Mingary and this was followed by a meal at the coffee shop near the castle. During our stay plenty time was spent relaxing in the library and sampling the complementary whisky. The following day saw a spot of sunbathing at Calgary Bay which is nearby and well worth a visit as is Tobermory.

To sum up this is simply an amazing B&B to stay in, we both loved Glengorm and all it has to offer. It was a privilege to stay here and enjoy this very special place for a few days. But remember this is a B&B not a hotel so if you go expecting the latter you may well leave disappointed which would be a shame. Glengorm Castle, thanks to the approach of the Nelson family has got the balance spot on with a very laid back and relaxed atmosphere. The rest is up to you!

We tore ourselves away but have vowed to return.

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

First time in a castle what a wonderful experience. Massive rooms and beautifully decorated. The best views you will ever have across the fields all the way to the sea. Lovely walks and peaceful surroundings.
WIFI downstairs only but not a problem if you can enjoy it with your complementary whiskey in front of a fireplace.
Great breakfast.
Definitely the place to stay.

Room Tip: Front rooms have the best views
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

We rented the self catering Lodge Cottage on the Glengorm Estate as part of a group of 12 friends for an anniversary.
The cottage was very well presented and equipped, with two good sized bedrooms, a bathroom with bath and shower, a fair sized kitchen and cosy sitting room with woodburner. We were very grateful for the latter as we had rain most days, so it was nice to come 'home' and light the fire.
The estate is huge and has glorious views. We walked most days and saw otters, eagles, seals, curlew etc. Lots of picturesque highland cattle too.
The coffee shop was always a welcome stop for mid morning coffee or a hot soup lunch. They will do takeaways too if you want to order a meal to take back to eat in your cottage in the evening.
Despite the weather the views were stunning and the pace of life slow. It's a 5 mile drive to Tobermory along a single track road but hardly necessary except to explore more of the island.
We hope to be back in the not too distant future.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Stayed att Glengorm castle with my husband and parents in law. Great rooms, stunning views and a really cosy place overall. The library was great ;) Just sorry that we didnt book more than one night! We will be back for sure

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

We visited Tobermory briefly last year and my grandson was so impressed that he asked if he could come back and sleep there. So we booked a few days in Sorne Cottage on the Glengorm Estate. I know the area well and there have been many improvements over the last few years. The cottage exceeded all expectations - fully equipped and comfortably furnished. It had everything you need for a family holiday and made an excellent base from which to explore the estate and re-visit old haunts. One thing, however, hasn't changed - the almost overwhelming sense of peace and tranquillity. It's a real haven and highly recommended!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Glengorm Castle

Address: Glengorm, Tobermory PA75 6QE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Mull > Tobermory
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Tobermory
Price Range: $185 - $457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Glengorm Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the Northern tip of the Isle of Mull near Tobermory, Glengorm Castle overlooks the Atlantic and has spectacular views over the Outer Hebrides. The Castle was built in 1860 and sits at the headland of Glengorm's vast area of coastline, forests, lochs and hills. ... more   less 
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