Strathdon Castle makes a wonderful baronial retreat for those who wish to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Scottish Highlands and the Cairngorms National Park. The 17th century mansion makes a luxurious base with plenty of attractions to visit and outdoor pursuits to participate in, right from the front door! Set within eighteen acres of grounds, guests will have complete privacy and tranquillity while the major towns of Aberdeen and Inverness are just an hour away.
In recent years, Strathdon Castle has undergone major renovations and refurbishments and today seamlessly blends its rich history with updated interiors and furnishings. The main house can comfortably accommodate up to twenty-four guests across twelve individual and well-appointed bedrooms, each boasting an en-suite bathroom, luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding and L’Occitane toiletries.
On the ground floor is the elegant entertaining space which comprises of opulent drawing and dining rooms as well as a contemporary, fitted kitchen. The whisky library makes a wonderful place for the adults to retreat to in the evenings, followed by a game of snooker in the billiard room, after busy days spent exploring the remarkable highlands. On the first floor are the nine of the bedrooms, while on the second floor are the remaining three bedrooms. Four of the bedrooms are double rooms while the rest are either king or superking, three of the bedrooms can be made into twin rooms making them ideal for children or friends to share.
Strathdon Castle’s real wow factor can be found outside in the impressively expansive grounds, guests have access to eighteen acres of private woodland and manicured lawns, including a Victorian walled garden and a private lochan which is fed by the River Don. There are outdoor dining facilities and a barbecue, perfect for warm Summer evenings as well as a children’s play area, excellent for keeping the little ones entertained.
*For those in larger parties, an annex with two en-suite bedrooms is available for an additional charge, use of this raises maximum capacity to 26. We advise that these rooms are best suited to a nanny, chef or additional staff. To make use of these rooms, please enquire at time of booking.
*There may be reduced rates for those in groups of less than 6, please enquire for information.
Strathdon Castle holds a wonderful location, nestled within the beautiful Highlands and makes a luxurious base for those who wish to explore the remarkable Cairngorms.
Guests of Strathdon Castle will enjoy the opportunity to unwind in complete tranquility, while being just an hour from Aberdeen and Inverness.
There is plenty to see, do and explore in the surrounding area, including visiting the Queen's Balmoral Castle, tasting whisky at one of the numerous excellent distilleries or enjoying an outdoor pursuit of your choice.
Places to visit within 50 miles (or a 1 hour drive) from Strathdon Castle:
- Corgarff Castle
- Balmoral Castle & Estate
- Craigievar Castle
- Royal Lochnagar Distillery & Visitors Centre (17 miles)
- The Glenlivet Distillery (25 miles)
- The Glenfiddich Distillery (36 miles)
Outdoor pursuits in the local area:
- Cycling & mountain biking
- Hiking & walking
- Horse riding & pony trekking
- Off-road driving experiences
- White-water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, gorge swimming & river tubing
Catering at Strathdon Castle
Strathdon Castle's very own chef can provide full catering for approximately £150+ VAT per adult per day, for all meals, snacks and staffing. *This is only an approximate price as all menus are tailored to the client.*
All wines and spirits are additional, and all soft drinks, water, tea/ coffee are inclusive. Guests are welcome to have their own wines shipped to Strathdon Castle prior to the event.
Activities available at Strathdon Castle
Please note that all activities will incur an additional charge and are suibject to availability.
- Bomb Disposal
- Clay Shooting
- Fire brigade challenge
- Land Rover Navigational Challenge
- Whisky Tasting
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!