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Dalnaglar Castle
Dalnaglar Castle

Dalnaglar Castle
und Cottages

Seminars, incentives, golf, walking, sight-seeing, hunts, skiing, weddings AND MORE!
Spice your journey through bonny Scotland with a stay in a Scottish castle!
We are too offering comfortable accommodation in our Cottages !
Big range of
activity offers !

Dalnaglar Castle and its surroundings

Blick von der Turmspitze  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 ...

Balmoral Castle  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.

Blick von der Turmspitze  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. 

Der Fluß Tay 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. 

Gästezimmer  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.

Das Stiegenhaus  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. 

Dining Room  The whole property including the very comfortable and elegant drawing  room and the well-stocked library is at your disposal if your group  contains at 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. 

You can book accommodation in the castle for at least 8 persons --- PRICE examples

Our Cottages

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: 

Dalnaglar Cottage    Wester Caiplich   Crowhill Cottage

Dalnaglar Cottage

Dalnaglar Cottage Sleeps 6, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
 Dalnaglar Cottage provides living accommodation for six people.  Arguably the most characterful cottage on the estate it benefits from 4  bedrooms (two single bedrooms as well as a double and twin room) - ideal for families with children who would rather not share a room!! Recently modernised, Dalnaglar Cottage benefits from oil-fired central heating and double-glazing enabling guests to stay warm even in the chilliest weather.

Schlafzimmer im Dalnaglar Cottage  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 kitchen area, although on the small side, is well equipped with a fridge (with integral freezing compartment), oven/hob, automatic washing machine, microwave, toaster and electric kettle. 

Schlafzimmer im Dalnaglar Cottage  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. 

Please 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. 

Dalnaglar Cottage - - - PRICE examples

Tower Cottage

Tower Cottage The Tower Cottage is very spacious and is situated next to the castle. It is suitable for 6 persons. In the entrance hall is a little sitting room which is at the same time a dining room too. Some steps lead up to the comfortable living room featuring a big prominent fire place. The living room can be easily changed into a bed room for two persons.

Schlafzimmer Tower Cottage 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!

Wohnzimmer Tower Cottage 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.

Tower Cottage - - - PRICE examples

Crowhill Cottage

Landscape around Crowhill Cottage The brandnew restored and furnished "Crowhill Cottage" does not stand in the castle grounds. You can find it about 3 miles from Dalnaglar and about 9 miles from Blairgowrie. The owners are very nice and always eager to help. They are living in the neighbouring house. Beside this house there is only a farm house in this aera that is only occupied at weekends. You have to take a narrow forest road for about one mile before you reach the cottage. In the vicinity there is another castle called "Blackcraig Castle". Some 3 miles away is "Bridge of Cally" where you can find a pub, the post office etc.

Bed room Crowhill Cottage 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!

Kitchen Crowhill Cottage Accommodation with self-service.
Parking place, towels and bedding available.

Crowhill Cottage - - - PRICE examples

Our big range of avitvity offers

Der schloßeigene See  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.

Bogenschießen  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.

Am Fluß Spey  You too can go fishing
 We have salmon fishing on a mile of the Shee Water, which is a tributary of  the Tay, and borders part of the Estate. The season runs from mid January  until the beginning of October. If you would like knowledgeable help, (much recommended as salmon are clever creatures!) our Ghillie is also available and can assist up to 3 rods. Salmon fishing rods are available to hire for use on and off the Estate. 

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.

Jagen in Schottland  Hunters are also welcome..
 Offering driven and walked-up shooting we have an extremely high  quality and welcoming shoot offering all types of driven and walked up  game within the Estate, including partridge, pheasant and duck.  Accomodation for either driven or walked up shooting can be within the castle or cottages. As always, we are happy to arrange this for you, or alternatively can help suggest and put you in contact with the relevant people within easy travelling of Dalnaglar Castle.

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. 

Im Winterparadies  Enjoy a real unsual skiing adventure!
 The Estate is 8 miles from the Spittal of Glenshee ski resort, and within  easy reach of fabulous sightseeing and a multitude of other activities. This  way the castle and cottage accommodation not only is of particular interest for the hunter, walker, angler and climber but also for the passionate skier.

Golfspielen  Or perhaps you want to play golf?
 Our local courses are: Braemar (the highest course in Scotland, and possibly the  most breath-taking, with the Cairngorm Mountains rising up each side of the  course), also the Championship course at Rosemount and Blairgowrie, or the  smart professional course at Glenisla. In total there are over 100 golf courses in the surrounding area including Gleneagles (90 minutes) and St Andrews. We are happy to make any arrangements you may need for your golfing needs. 

Don't 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.

Price list (in Euros!):
Booking date Dalnaglar Cottage Tower Cottage
1 week 5.1. - 29.3. €  712 €  686
1 week 30.3 - 5.4. €  774 €  763
1 week 6.4. - 31.5. €  712 €  686
1 week 1.6. - 4.10. €  877 €  836
1 week 5.10. - 20.12. €  722 €  696
1 week 21.12. - 4.1.2014. €  877 €  836

Booking date Crowhill Cottage
1 week 7.1. - 10.6. €  545
1 week 16.6. - 28.10. €  695
1 week 3.11. - 9.12. €  545
1 week 15.12. - 30.12. €  805

Example for 3 days and 8 persons in a double room in the castle from €  399 p.P.
Example for a wedding package in the castle (wedding and one night) from €  222 p.P.

The above price contains (if your party is at least 8 persons!):
  • 3 nights in the castle
  • Full Scottish or continantal breakfast
  • Three-course lunch incl. alcoholic beverages
  • 5 o'clock tea
  • Five-coursse dinner incl. all beverages
  • Butler service

The above price for a wedding party contains:
  • One night in the castle
  • Five-course wedding dinner incl. fine wines
  • Wedding reception
  • Full Scottish or continantal breakfast incl. sparkling wine or champagne
  • All non-alcoholic beverages

Please note:
The price shown above shall only give you a conception about the booking cost. Of course, the real total amount depends on the number of persons, the number of days you want to stay, the travel date and the chosen accommodation. We too have to add a booking fee which depends on the criteria mentioned above.  

The castle is only bookable for groups containing at least 8 persons but everybody (single persons too) are welcome to rent a cottage. 


Just ask for details!
We would be glad to send you a made-to-measure offer according to your special wishes. Please tell us as exactly as possible what you expect of your stay at Dalnaglar! If not we are not able to send you a detailed estimate. Just send us an email by clicking on the carrier pigeon below. 
We will send you full and non-binding informations.