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Forter Castle

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Folda, Glenisla PH11 8QW Scotland See on map
AMENITIES
Public Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Pets Allowed
Banquet Room
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked up a last minute booking over New Year thanks to a cancellation from an American group. Their loss was our gain!! We were in a group comprising friends from all over the UK. Having visited before we more or less knew our way...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank cameramel
Response from DanVoyce, Manager at Forter CastleResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon, Thank you very much for your review and for coming back to Forter castle. We are pleased that you noticed and liked some the changes in the last three years like the new cashmere lined walls that help insulate the rooms, and we...More

Reviewed 26 November 2018

We spent a marvellous week end with 12 friends in Forter Castle in novembre This is a scottish heaven : scenic nature, incredible comfort and design. We loved it ! Hope to be back soon we recommend the activities of archery with Charles, it was...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from DanVoyce, Manager at Forter CastleResponded 27 November 2018

Good Evening Thank you very much for your time in reviewing your stay at Forter Castle. We are especially pleased you booked and enjoyed the extra activity with Charles who provides the archery, axe throwing, air rifles, and cross bow in the grounds. We hope...More

Reviewed 11 November 2018

Having looked for a small intimate venue to hold a very private wedding ceremony, we found Forter Castle and after viewing the introduction video on the Forter website, felt we had found the perfect place. Having now stayed there, I cannot tell you how well...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from DanVoyce, Manager at Forter CastleResponded 12 November 2018

Good Evening Thank you very much for taking the time to review your time at Forter Castle. We are all delighted that you had a nice stay and look forward to welcoming you back some time in the future. Best wishes Forter Team

Reviewed 8 November 2018

Forter Castle met all of our expectations as the weekend home for our U.S. families during our wedding in Scotland.  The beauty and feel of the castle and the surrounding country side was inspiring to all.  The Great Hall was exceptional for our wedding dinner...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from DanVoyce, Manager at Forter CastleResponded 9 November 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Forter Castle. We are delighted to hear that you have had a lovely time. We hope you may come back in the future to celebrate perhaps your wedding anniversary. Best wishes Forter team

Reviewed 4 October 2018

We held a writers' retreat at the castle. Very nostalgic atmosphere and lovely countryside. The suites are beautifully appointed and the kitchen is well-stocked with dishes, pots and pans so we could provide a 5-star dining experience for our writers.

Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from DanVoyce, Manager at Forter CastleResponded 5 October 2018

Good Afternoon Thank you for taking the time to review Forter Castle. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that you might come back again sometime in the future with another writing group. Best wishes Forter Team

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About
Description
This beautiful Scottish castle is available for long or short breaks in the highlands of Scotland. Ideally situated for all types of holidays. A magnificent setting for a wedding, Forter also has its own chapel. More The Pooley family home is convenient for Mount Blair, Glen Isla and Glen Shee. Available for Summer, Winter, Spring and Autumn breaks. Local activities include walking, hunting, shooting, fishing, skiiing and flying. Forter Castle is also perfect for romantic luxury breaks.Surrounded by Glenisla's stunning scenery, Forter Castle was originally built in 1560 and enjoys a history as rich as the countryside in which it sits. Destroyed by the Duke of Argyll in 1640, it has been completely restored using traditional materials.Interior Designer Katharine Pooley has transformed the interior into one of luxury and comfort. Forter boasts all modern amenities and occupies five floors, each reached by a stone spiral staircase. There are 7 luxurious bedrooms sleeping 12-16 comfortably. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Also Known As
Forter Castle Hotel Glenisla
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Forter Castle Glenisla, Scotland
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Angus > Glenisla
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Also Known As
Forter Castle Hotel Glenisla
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Forter Castle Glenisla, Scotland
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Angus > Glenisla
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Dining (12)
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830eileend
9 May 2016|
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Response from DanVoyce | Property representative |
Hi the nearest pub is the Glenisla Pub approximately four miles away. The best way to stock up for food is as you drive up from Blairgowrie which is 30 minutes away and has a large Tesco's. Also a lot of people arrange... More
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830eileend
16 September 2015|
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Response from DanVoyce | Property representative |
Hi the nearest pub is the Glenisla about 10 minutes drive. The nearest shops are in Blairgowrie about 45 minutes drive or Alyth about 30 minutes drive. We normally get deliveries directly to the castle from the normal large... More
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Room Tips
"If you need en-suite only 2 out of the 7 rooms have this facility"
cameramel
1 week ago
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"All the rooms are excellent. Some rooms are more excellent than others, to mis-quote George Orwell's..."
Korosten
5 Jun 2018
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"The main bedroom is brilliant"
NobleOne1
8 May 2018
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"They're all stunning - access is via winding narrow stone staircase - as you would expect from a castle..."
58Fox1
5 Mar 2018
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