Stayed in Aug. 2011. After traveling around and going to all the "tourist castles", I could tell by the staircases in this on that it was the real deal. It looks like a large mansion on the outside so I really don't know how to designate a castle from a mansion but to me, it was a castle! The owner's son took me around and showed me the inside (I wish I could've seen more!) including the small chapel and then he showed me to my room which had one of those spiral staircases and a rope hanging down the middle as a railing--it was my private staircase and I loved it!! The entire home was very intreging and the gardens outside were beautiful. There was a field with two horses and Sandy the Clydesdale was very friendly. The next morning I went to the kitchen where the large fireplace was (like the tourist castles) except this one had a woodstove. I had the Arbroath smokie (a fish that is smoked a certain way and only done here in the community) and it was served filleted open with the string still attached to the tale) and it was delicious!! I would highly recommend staying if you want the real castle feel. Thanks for sharing this great piece of architecture!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Now under new ownership, Ethie Castle is the magnificent home of the Earl of Wigtoun. We look forward to welcoming our guests and providing them with friendly attentive service and warm Scottish hospitality. Ethie Castle is situated within a lovely peaceful rural area in Angus. We offer bed and breakfast...with a difference. A stay in one of Scotland's magnificent castles, steeped in history. Comfortable rooms with tea and coffee making facilities. Wi-fi and televisions in every bedroom. A comfortable feature sitting room for guests. Use of our all weather tennis court and access to our stunning gardens and grounds. Our breakfasts are not to be missed and include ingredients from our kitchen garden and eggs from our happy hens. We also cater to sporting parties and can provide use as a film location. We also offer the hire of our lovely lawns as a wedding venue location. We can help you arrange marquee and catering arrangements. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ethie Castle Hotel Arbroath
- Ethie Castle Arbroath, Scotland