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Castle stay- no car

We would like to stay 1-2 nights in a castle, but are somewhat limited in access due to the fact that we will not have a rental car. Any ideas on castles along or close to the rail lines would be appreciated.

Right now our itinerary is wide open so all areas would be suitable.

Thanks,

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  • HorizonsHorizons Member, VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭✭✭
    How about next to the most famous of all? Eilean Donan castle now has beautiful rooms available next door, some rooms with an uninterrupted view of the castle! Just a £15 cab ride from Kyle of Lochalsh station, the end of one of the best railway journeys in the world.

    If you want to stay inside a castle, without too much distance from Edinburgh, I'd recommend Knock castle in Crieff (train to Dunblane and 1 bus).

    Whatever you pick, make sure your stay does not end / start on a Sunday. The rural public transport is pretty much non-existent on a Sunday so you'd be stranded. :smile:
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  • YourScotlandTourYourScotlandTour Member ✭✭✭
    Hi @billypunk, you don't mention where you are coming in to or leaving Scotland from or your budget? If you're in the Glasgow area - crossbasket castle hotel make be work a look at - it's an expensive and indulgent luxury :-)

     

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  • Thanks for your input. We're flying into Edinburgh (from Canada) and will be in Scotland 3 weeks. We'd like to do a route that includes Pitlochry,Inverness, Mallaig, Oban (with a jaunt to Mull) . We're open to other ideas, but again, as we will have Britrail passes, we're somewhat limited to rail, ferries, and bus routes.
  • VisitScotlandAngelaVisitScotlandAngela Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Hi @billypunk!
    Have a look at the 'Stay in a Castle' section of our website.  There are 148 castles to choose from and they all look amazing!  
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