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Folda, Glenisla PH11 8QW Scotland
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Updated 15/05/20


Travellers' Choice
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. 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.
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Free parking
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
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Self-serve laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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robertemmaw wrote a review Apr 2022
Gloucester, United Kingdom15 contributions2 helpful votes
Booked Forter Castle as a party of 16. The location is Scotland on a post card and the castle itself is superb. The bedrooms are very well decorated, comfortable and large. The master bedroom is essentially a flat. The majority of our weekend was spent in the hall with its log fire, comfortable seating and large dinning table. The room is so well presented that I felt guilty we did not hire a chef to produce higher quality meals. The kitchen certainly provides the potential to create high quality meals. All 16 of us had a great time and I would defiantly come back again.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Phone signal is poor as is 4G. Wifi in the castle which is ample for routine internet usage and...
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AliB141 wrote a review Apr 2022
Aberdeen, United Kingdom14 contributions26 helpful votes
We spent a wonderful week at Forter relaxing with our 3 sons, their lovely wives & 3 young grandchildren. The kitchen is very well equipped including children’s plates & bowls, coffee machine, food mixer. All of the bedrooms are beautiful with very comfortable beds. Good water pressure in the showers. The Great Hall was perfect for playing board games by the fire once the little ones were in bed. Good wifi meant the child monitors worked well. The enclosed grounds allowed the children and dogs to play safely. We even found some sledges when we woke up to snow. Lovely local walks. Dan and his team provided excellent pre-arrival information and promptly answered any questions we had. We all loved our week at Forter and hope to return some day.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
astone_eyeofthetiger wrote a review Feb 2022
Raleigh, North Carolina2 contributions
Forter Castle gave me my dream wedding in the Scottish Highlands. Nestled among hilly farms and a rocky mountain, the castle has been renovated with luxurious creature comforts while staying ancient and magical in feel. Hundreds of years old furnishings, art and history surround you and there is something new to discover around every bend. The winding castle staircases transport you in time and the fire place in the Great Hall brings everyone together. The owners are very nice and excellent with communication about the property. They and all the vendors that work with them went above and beyond to make sure our wedding was beautiful and everything we wanted. We fell in love with Forter and plan to return as much as possible.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Kelly wrote a review Jan 2022
4 contributions
An absolutely idyllic setting and wonderful accommodation. Pictures do not do the place justice. The bedrooms are amazing and the beds super comfy. The entertainment packages on offer are a great addition to the holiday. Highly recommend doing a ceilidh! Would definetly visit again.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Daniel Voyce, General Manager at Forter Castle
Responded 24 Jan 2022
Thank you for taking the time to submit this review. We hope you come again sometime soon. Best wishes
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Jrnosrac wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions13 helpful votes
We had a truly unforgettable stay at Forter Castle. The location means you have to ‘switch off’ which is ideal for a relaxing break. The scenery is stunning and we enjoyed exploring the local walks. We were lucky enough to also get involved in a ceilidh plus do some shooting and Highland games but even without any activities it was wonderful to just cosy down in the luxurious castle interiors. Can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
Response from Daniel Voyce, General Manager at Forter Castle
Responded 24 Jan 2022
Thank you for taking the time to submit this review. We hope you come again sometime soon. Best wishes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Forter Castle
What are some of the property amenities at Forter Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, babysitting, and a banquet room.
What food & drink options are available at Forter Castle?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Forter Castle?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Forter Castle?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.