Dalnaglar Castle and its surroundings
In Dalnaglar Castle you can feel the positive energy of this mystical place. Though built by human beings the marvellous snow-white castle seems to be a genuine part of its wonderful wooded surroundings full of the magic of untouched nature. It´s also the place where romantic tales of fairies, elves and friendly goblins arose from ...
Dalnaglar Castle is set on a beautiful naturally elevated site in the heart
of Glenshee, which translates as 'The Valley of Peace' and is known locally
as 'the fairy glen'. Originally an 18th century hunting lodge, Dalnaglar
Castle was commissioned by Lord Clyde, Queen Victoria's banker, and designed
by Her Majesty's architect from Balmoral Castle. This Victorian
Castle is let as a whole and each party of guests has exclusive use of
a beautiful house with inclusive service.
Let us invite you to a pleasant walk through the wooded hills and glens that surrounds Dalnaglar Castle and get inspired by the magical beauties of the Scottish Highlands like the "Black Mountain" which is close to the castle or enjoy a romantic picnic on the shores of the loch within in castle area.
The castle property contains a very big area covered by old untouched woods penetrated by the nice Shee Water. Marked paths lead through them just waiting for you to walk on them. The entrance to the castle grounds is closed for the public. Intimacy and seclusion create the ideal atmosphere for thorough recreation, an unforgettable wedding or a successful seminar.
Dalnaglar Castle has recently been extensively refurbished to give the complete combination of 21st century facilities and conveniences, including computerised heating and plumbing, while retaining the character of a spacious stately home. The residence has 9 well-appointed en-suite bedrooms for 18 guests and further modernised accommodation available in the four cottages within the castle grounds for a further 20 visitors.
Let the Victorian charms of Dalnaglar Castle overwhelm you! No room is similar to another! You will have to get accustomed to this labyrinth of stairs and corridors discovering new interesting features like precious paintings and furniture almost everywhere. Yes, it´s right! You can feel yourself at home like the owner of the castle as long as you remember that you are not the real owner.
The whole property including the very comfortable and elegant drawing room
and the well-stocked library is at your disposal if your group contains
least 8 persons. Meals are freshly cooked. You can enjoy them in the
festive dining room and discuss important matters in the library afterwards.
Another advantage is that you have both accommodation and seminar rooms
under the same roof and don´t have to leave the castle to go to sleep.
You see, as long as you have booked for a certain date in time, it is no
problem at all to even celebrate an intimate small but princelike wedding
within the castle walls.
Regarding the cottages within the castle grounds there are no group restrictions. Everybody (single persons too!) is welcome to rent one of the following cottages:
6, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
The entire cottage has been decorated and furnished to a very high standard.
The front porch area provides ample hooks to hang coats, hats and other
paraphernalia as well as being the ideal place to keep you wellies and
walking boots. The main living accommodation consists of an open plan sitting
room, kitchen and dining area allowing families or friends to socialise
whilst meals are prepared. This large room benefits from an efficient wood-burning
stove providing an additional source of heat as well as a charming focal
point. A bookshelf houses a selection of books, jigsaws and playing cards.
The bathroom benefits from a power shower over the bath as well as a razor point and heated towel rails. A walk-in drying cupboard is located off the twin bedroom allowing clothes to be dried inside should the weather take a turn for the worse during your stay. As with all the cottages a kettle barbeque is provided as well as garden furniture allowing guests to make the most of all alfresco opportunities. The price of the accommodation includes all heating, electricity, bed linen and towels. Ironing facilities are provided as well as a hair dryer. A cot and highchair can also be provided at no extra cost (subject to availability). Pets are also welcome - provided that they are kept under control at all times.
note that, as with all the cottages on the estate, Dalnaglar Cottage has
been designated as a "No Smoking" cottage. We would ask you to comply with
this request in the interests of all our guests.
The two bedrooms are on the first floor. One has a double bed, the other two single beds. In addition the cottage also contains a new and modern equipped kitchen with a toaster, a refrigerator with freezer, micro wave, stove, extractor and water heater. There are two bathrooms, one on the first floor (bathtube and shower, WC, wash basin) and one down on the ground floor (shower, WC, wash basin). Enjoy the quiet and idyllic surroundings on the terrace of Tower Cottage which is easlier reachable from the living room and containing camping table and chairs.
Tower Cottage is particularly suitable for families!
The accommodation in this cottage is based on self catering. You will find towels and bedclothes. Please bring everything else with you!
Bitte beachten Sie, daß in keinem unserer Cottages geraucht werden darf. Wir werden dies zwar nicht kontrollieren, ersuchen Sie aber im Interesse der nachfolgenden Gäste, außerhalb des Gebäudes zu rauchen.
Crowhill Cottage has two bedrooms (one double bed and one double bed plus one additional bed). It provides accommodation for 5 persons at the same time. The living room is equipped with SAT-TV, Video, DVD and a little electric organ. In the wonderful furnished kitchen you will find a washing machine, a dish washer, a big refrigerator, a bread cutter und much more!
Accommodation with self-service.
Parking place, towels and bedding available.
Our expert staff will be more than happy to arrange the leisure interests our guests may require. A comprehensive range of activities associated with Highland Scotland is available. Just read on or make an enquiry to get all details or to book them.
While we have clay pigeon shooting, air guns and archery available for warming up the experienced shot, or as a 'have a go' for the complete novice, there is also the opportunity to travel 30 minutes through beautiful scenery and empty roads to a nearby family-run country sports venue which offers sporting clay pigeon shooting, quad bikes, archery, reverse steer Range Rover, air pistol range, 4x4 Landrover and abseiling/climbing. For the children there is a purpose-built activities centre within the glen that offers individual and small group activities of climbing, archery, abseiling, air guns, a tree climb and rope ladders as well as orienteering.
You too can go fishing.
Brown trout are plentiful in the scenic estate loch which is surrounded by enormous Douglas Spruce. Some very big fish have been caught and the loch has not been fished heavily for a number of years. You are welcome to fish with or without the boat, the cost per rod per day is £25. Our Ghillie is available to assist. Rods and flies can be hired from the Estate.
Hunters are also welcome..
If you like stalking red stags are available in September - this is the best time as they have no velvet on the antlers. Roe Buck stalking is available from April until October. Hinds/Roe Does are available from the end of October until mid February. This makes for very demanding stalking and is much under estimated.
We are able to offer Harris Hawks and Red Tailed Hawks which clients can fly to rabbits in Dalnaglar Castle parkland. In addition, we can offer the opportunity to see and handle Owls, Kestrels etc. An amazing opportunity to try something new or improve on skills you may already have.
Please email for rates and prices, depending on your requirements.
Enjoy a real unsual skiing adventure!
Or perhaps you want to play golf?
forget, Dalnaglar isn't just for those in pursuit of sport, but also for
anyone who wishes to explore the wonders of rural Scotland and relax in
exquisite surroundings, away from the strains of every day life. Please
feel free to contact us with any questions or queries you may have, we
are always happy to help.
The above price contains (if your party is at least 8 persons!):
The above price for a wedding party contains:
The castle is only bookable for groups containing at least 8 persons but everybody (single persons too) are welcome to rent a cottage.