Begin with luxurious accommodation in an historic family castle that has been restored to include the most modern conveniences; choose from a plethora of activities ranging from tennis, boules and spa treatments to picnicking on the estate’s 32-acre grounds or abseiling down its castle walls; add a healthy dose of Scottish hospitality and and introduction to the history of its noble ancestry, and you have a holiday fit for a king—or a queen.

Founded in 1852 by Thomas Hutchison, an Edinburgh-based wine merchant and Provost of Leith, Carlowrie Castle remained in the Hutchinson family for 130 years. When the founder’s intriguing granddaughter, the explorer and botanist Isobel Wylie Hutchison, passed away in 1982, the property was acquired by the Marshall family. Andrew Marshall took the helm in 2012, overseeing the development and restoration of the property and transforming it into the spectacular venue it is today.

For a truly unique experience, the nine-bedroom luxury castle can also be privatized, with a team of talented private chefs and welcoming hosts at your disposal. Tennis court, manicured gardens, and 32 acres of complete relaxation and seclusion offer an unbeatable stay experience, just minutes from Scotland’s glorious capital city.

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