My husband and I booked a room in Ethie Castle on our recent trip from the U.S. to Scotland. We chose it because of its location a few hours north of the Edinburgh airport. Our goal was to stay in castles and explore castles along the way.
Ethie turned out to be the perfect choice for us. It is a very old castle, lovingly restored by its owners. The castle is being treated as a B & B, rather than a large commercial establishment. I believe this adds to the comfort, charm, and personal attention given to all guests.
We were comfortably accommodated in a large bedroom suite. All of the rooms, including sitting rooms, breakfast rooms, and bedrooms, are very charming and unique. As the castle is very old, there are only circular stone staircases. In the breakfast room, each morning, we were greeted by a warm fire built of wood cut from the estate.
Yvonne, the very knowledgable housekeeper, not only cooked for us, and gave us very important information about the surrounding countryside, she also gave us a tour of the castle and taught us about its history. It was wonderfully informative and enjoyable.
The grounds of the castle were the best we visited, including the many historic castles that we toured. The De Morgan family has lovingly re-created a parterre/English garden that incorporates structure with free-flowing beauty within ancient stone walls.
Ethie is situated in the midst of rolling green pasture land, away from cities. For us, this was a big plus.
Ethie is a place we would happily return to stay.
When driving to Ethie, be aware that it is on the east coast near a village called Inverkeillor. The roads, though very charming, are not very well signposted. The castle, itself, is not signed. You have to follow "Ethie Barns" to get there.
- 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