Aldourie Castle Estate, on shores of Loch Ness£6,000/day
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- Status: For Rent
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14 bed Estate Home in Loch Ness
WELCOME TO THE ALDOURIE CASTLE ESTATE
This historic Castle and Estate is situated on the southern shore of Loch Ness, close to the city of Inverness, capital of the Scottish Highlands. Aldourie offers grandeur and comfort, beauty and tranquillity in a breathtaking setting, which epitomises the timeless magic and heritage of Scotland.
For a truly memorable experience, the Castle and Estate are available for private house parties, celebrations, product launches and other important occasions, on an exclusive basis.
Aldourie is the only habitable Castle on the shores of Loch Ness and has occupied this site for hundreds of years. While less than five miles from Inverness, the Estate seems in a world of
its own, with an unforgettably atmospheric sense of calm and tranquillity that will soothe the mind and energise the spirit. Aldourie offers all the fairytale grandeur and glamour you could
wish for from a Listed Grade A Highland Castle, with turrets, towers, nooks and crannies aplenty. This is a wonderfully authentic and homely place, blazing with warmth and hospitality,
seducing its guests as much with its gorgeous interiors as with its majestic setting.
The Castle has been beautifully restored, from the deepest wine cellar to the tip of its spires, to create a luxurious yet intimate home, in which the attention to heritage and period detail is matched by the quality and comfort of the furnishings. The ambience at Aldourie is warm and welcoming throughout the seasons, in the true, time-honoured style of Scottish hospitality.
The History of Aldourie:
With a heritage as varied as the landscape in which it sits, Aldourie through the generations is interwoven with Scotland’s national history. First recorded as a mansion house
in 1626, with later additions including a wing by the famous Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer, Aldourie is a classic example of Scottish Baronial architecture.
The Castle witnessed the passing of General Wade’s troops; it was a meeting place for the Lovat Scouts and also played an important part in the life of the famous artist GF Watts. In
Victorian times, when aristocrats and industrialists followed the Royal Family north to the Highlands, Aldourie’s unique position as a sporting estate beside Loch Ness, close to Inverness railway station, made it an ideal destination for house parties and holidays.
Today, little has changed, but modern aeroplanes mean you can reach the Castle a great deal more quickly than in the reign of Queen Victoria.
Aldourie Castle Estate is situated on the south side of Loch Ness, approximately five miles from Inverness and a thirty minute drive from Inverness Airport, with connections to London and most British cities.