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THE THUNDERDICES SCOTTISH CASTLE STAYS

CASTLE STAYS IN UNFORGETTABLE LOCATIONS

From simply renting a castle for you, to building a full itinerary and arranging transport, catering, fire breathers, falconry and many more activities, our experienced advisors will sit with you to provide you with the perfect tailored holiday to discover Scotland while having fun.

PRIVATE 1 DAY ADVENTURE IN A CASTLE NEAR EDINBURGH
THE MEDIVEAL HIDEOUT

Discover this impressive 11th century castle, lost in the country side. Enjoy discovering the secrets of the 15m well at the centre of the castle, its hidden trap doors, wide open gaming spaces with open beam ceiling, and  fire place. This castle used to create the bows and arrows  for the French army - climb to the top of the castle walls for a stunning view of the Scottish country side and nearby rivers,  and watch-out for any approaching dragon or enemy!

The castle sleeps two in the gorgeous bedroom where Mary Stuart Queen of Scots lived and comes with a fully furnished kitchen for groups wanting to stay only the day. Up to 70+ people can game in the different rooms of the castle, and nearby  hotels are available to accommodate large groups. We can create for you a bespoke experience including catering in the tapestry room with a full medieval banquet, exciting activities (see our catalogue below), and transportation from Edinburgh.

Price: On-demand, starting at £1250+VAT in low season with exclusive use of the castle

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PRIVATE 1 WEEK STAY OR WEDDING IN A CASTLE NEAR GLASGOW
THE LAIRD'S HOME

Spend an unforgettable holiday in this 15th century castle, lost in the countryside, yet only 1 hour from Glasgow, and 2h from Edinburgh. Built as a wedding anniversary for Princess Mary, the eldest daughter of James II of Scotland, this haunted castle features antique furniture and a pit prison behind a flagstone trap door. 

The  Castle welcomes up to 14 guests and features 6 bedrooms with intricately hand carved four poster beds, linked by  a beautiful stone  staircase, and 3 bathroom. You will have full access to the castle's kitchen.

The castle is available for a 1 week rental which will give you plenty  of time to discover Edinburgh, Glasgow, Loch Lomond, the Isle of Arran and many more beautiful Scottish landscapes.

We can create for you a bespoke experience for your stay including guided tours of the highlands and Glasgow, catering, exciting activities (see our catalogue below), and transportation from Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Price: On-demand, starting at £2900+VAT in low season for a 1 week stay with exclusive use of the Castle. Do you wish to have a shorter stay? Contact-us and we may be able to accommodate on a per case basis.

PRIVATE 2-3 NIGHTS HOLIDAY OR WEDDING IN A CASTLE 2H FROM GLASGOW
THE DRUID'S DEN

Escape to a 500 years old castle hidden in nature, 2h from Glasgow. The castle used to be the home of John Carswell, the tutor of the 5th Earl of Argyll and was held  by the Campbell Clan. Enjoy the loch by the Castle, go on a boat ride in a local fishing boat, visit the local standing stones and castles, and get ready to game in the large common room with painted beams. 

The  Castle welcomes up to 10 guests and features  2 double rooms and 3 ensuite kingsize rooms.

You can bring your own food and drinks to the castle's fully furnished kitchen, or a chef can create for you a delicious private dinner based on local food.

Price: On-demand, starting at £550+VAT in low season for 2 nights for 1 bedroom, or £2550+VAT for 3 nights with exclusive use of the castle

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PRIVATE 3 NIGHTS BREAK OR WEDDING IN A CASTLE 2H FROM EDINBURGH
THE HIGHLAND FORT

Only 2h from Edinburgh and deep in the highlands, this castle is the perfect place to live your Outlander Laird dream. Built in 1560, you can see on the painted ceilings the story of how the Ogilvys of Airlie created the castle in 1560, then lost it during a devastating battle in 1640. The castle is ideally located by the Cairngorm National Park and you can easily enjoy between games scenic walks by the river or hikes in the  park, or visit whisky distilleries or Balmoral Castle, the residence of the Queen.

The  Castle welcomes up to 12 guests and features  6  rooms with doubles. The Laird's bedroom even has its own turret.

You can bring your own food and drinks to the castle's fully furnished kitchen, or a chef can create for you a delicious private dinner based on local food.

Price: On-demand, starting at £3700+VAT in low season for 3 nights with exclusive use of the castle

PRIVATE ESCAPADE OR WEDDING IN A CASTLE 30mn FROM EDINBURGH
THE LUXURY CITADEL 

Only 12 miles from Edinburgh, relax in a hidden world of luxury and exquisite opulence. In the Grand Hall, join an extravagant medieval buffet with delicious carved roasts and local drinks. Sleep in 12 grand bedroom with historical double beds. In the reception room, taste delicious local whisky or read a book next to the large open fire. Enjoy the castle's domain and get ready for activities such as potion making in the large stone chapel at the top of the Castle.

In this 15th century keep, you will live history. Built in 1430 by the earl of Borthwick, the castle was Mary Queen of Scots' refuge in 1567 after she fled Holyrood. In 1650, Oliver Cromwell attacked it, and you can still see where his canons hit the outer walls. Now it stands as an iconic citadel, fit to welcome new Lords for a night or a week escapade.

Price: On-demand, starting at £20,000+VAT in low season for 1 night with exclusive use of the castle

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BUILD WITH OUR ADVISORS THE PERFECT HOLIDAY IN SCOTLAND

When you reach-out to us, you do not speak with an automated tour platform, but with Marie or Althea, local advisors dedicated to you and your dream trip. Whether you plan to stay for a day or weeks, want to drive yourself or travel with a tour guide in a luxury car, or prefer nature to old stones, we will create for you the perfect  holiday itinerary to discover Scotland.

DISCOVER OUR CATALOGUE OF ACTIVITIES

Do you want to bring spells and magical surprises to your Castle adventure? We work with a network of carefully selected artists and craftsman to bring to you exciting activities.
Do you want something not included there? Don't hesitate to contact us and we'll likely be able to help!

2h Tour - The Edinburgh of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes
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2h Tour - The Edinburgh of JK Rowling tour
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2h Tour -  Discovery Tour of Edinburgh
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Game Master
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Private tour of the Highlands from Edinburgh
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Private driver
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Catering
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Whisky or Gin tasting
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The Potion workshop
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Escape Game
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Fire breathers
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Scottish NPCs
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The Clan
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Ghost Hunt
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Ceilidh Workshop
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Live tavern band
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Bagpipe Workshop
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Falconry with owls and bird of prey
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Full Highland Game
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Archery
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