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Barcaldine Castle

Sitting on the shores of Loch Creran, Barcaldine Castle is one of few ancient structures in Scotland that welcomes visitors to stay amongst its historic halls. The 4-star guesthouse enjoys a prime location just 9 miles north of Oban, and with stunning views of the snow-capped mountains of Glencoe during the spring or warm autumnal colors in the fall. Barcaldine Castle was first built under the rule of “Black” Duncan Campbell in 1609 before being restored in 1897. Today the stone-clad towers offer a unique romantic escape to the Argyll region in Scotland. Popular for intimate retreats and larger celebrations alike, Barcaldine Castle can even be reserved for private use with 6 inviting bedrooms and a Great Hall and Laird’s Parlour. Whatever the occasion, Barcaldine Castle promises you a memorable visit filled with history, relaxation, and breathtaking scenery.

Rooms & Amenities

The elegant and traditional room designs at Barcaldine Castle will take you back in time. Rich fabrics set again dark wood furnishings conjure the opulence of a bygone era with no two rooms looking alike. The rooms occupy the second and third floors of the castle and offer views from every space, some looking north to Glencoe and Loch Creran, while others gaze south to the Loch Dhub and the ancient scots pines beyond.

All Guestrooms Feature:

  • Complimentary WiFi Internet Access
  • Plush Towels, Bathrobes, & Slippers
  • Hospitality Tray
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Complimentary Water
  • Hairdryer
  • Luxury Toiletries


A delightful breakfast is available every morning from 7.45am – 9.00am. Continental and full Scottish breakfast options are available, both featuring fresh and seasonal ingredients. For those looking for a heartier start, try their traditional dish of haggis, eggs, sausage, black pudding, tomatoes and more. To ensure that every guest can enjoy a proper meal, vegetarian and gluten free options are also on offer, making breakfast at Barcaldine Castle the perfect way to begin your day.

After a long day of sightseeing, Barcaldine Castle is proud to offer you their Black Castle Restaurant. A full à la carte evening menu serves fresh, seasonal dishes carefully created by their talented chef, John Larkins. All ingredients are sourced by local farmers and fishermen to ensure meals of the highest quality. To name but a few of the mouthwatering fares, keep your eye out for their Loch Linnhe Smoked Salmon, Venison & Juniper Stew, or Argyll Pork.