Dalnaglar Castle is set on a beautiful naturally elevated site in the heart of Glenshee, which is known locally as 'The Fairy Glen'. Originally a 16th century hunting lodge, Dalnaglar Castle was commissioned by Lord Clyde, Queen Victoria's banker, and designed by Her Majesty's architect from Balmoral.
Although primarily a private retreat for the owner, Dalnaglar is open for exclusive rental by a few groups of paying guests per year. It is an ideal venue for intimate weddings.
Each party of guests has exclusive use of the castle and grounds.
Prices include full Scottish breakfast, 4-course evening meal with champagne before, wine during and all soft drinks.
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.
Dalnaglar Castle has recently been extensively refurbished to provide the comfort of 21st century technology whilst retaining the character of a stately home.
Dalnaglar has 10 well-appointed en-suite double/twin bedrooms, as well as modernised accommodation within the Castle grounds for a further 18 visitors.
The property also includes an extremely comfortable and elegant drawing room, library, dining room and reception.
All this comes with in-house staff and regional cuisine, which is freshly prepared using local produce.
The experienced staff at Dalnaglar are happy to organise any addition you may need, such as transport for tours of local places of interest or live local entertainment, including a piper, whisky tasting, guided walks or a story teller, etc. at cost price. Please contact us for an exact price for your requirements.
Situated in one of Scotland's most rugged and spectacularly beautiful glens, Dalnaglar Castle lies above the flat water meadows of Shee Water, which meanders down the wooded vale. No matter which direction you choose to travel in to Dalnaglar, you will find some of the most stunning mountain scenery in Scotland.
The glen provides one of the main routes through the lower Grampians. To the south, just 30 miles away, is the beautiful and historic city of Perth. Also within easy reach, Edinburgh is a mere two hours distant. To the west are Pitlochry and The House of Bruar - known as 'the Harrods of Scotland' - and Balmoral lies to the north.
Indeed, Dalnaglar is ideally situated for visits to many other famous Castles and historic sites.
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 including stalking, fishing, hawks, driven and walked-up shooting.
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.
There is much available within the estate itself where we aim to offer our guests a memorable visit with quality sport in beautiful countryside. Our ghillies are very professional, and can assist the inexperienced, as well as host superb days out for the more experienced.
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.
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. 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.
Please visit the Dalnaglar Castle web site for more information and photos