Photos courtesy of Ethie Castle
Inverkeilor, by Arbroath
Angus DD11 5SP
Tel: ++44 (0)1241 830434
Fax: ++44 (0)1241 830432
Single rooms: from £94
Double rooms: £119–138
Rates include breakfast
10% surcharge for stays of only one night
No credit cards
Open: all year, but check ahead
The castle is north of Dundee on the coast and just a bit northeast of Marywell on the A96. The nearest train station is at Arbroath.
Nearby: fishing; shooting; golf; hiking; Glamis Castle; Kirriemuir (birthplace of J.M. Barrie); Victorian Trail; ancient carved Pictish stones of St. Vigeans, Meigle, and Aberlemno
The de Morgan family welcomes you to their family home on the coast of Scotland. This is not a hotel but a rare castle bed and breakfast property.
After a days activities what better place to relax but in a cozy den with a roaring log fire to warm things up. Or you might try the Cardinal’s Sitting Room, which features a tiny door that leads to an ancient chapel. An elegant Georgian drawing room hung with fine art is more formal.
Climb to the top of the castle and you’ll be rewarded with fine views of the surrounding countryside from the Tapestry Room.
With only three guest rooms, you have a choice of a four-poster bedroom, a bedroom overlooking the courtyard with a 1920s art-deco bathroom, or a room with a kingsize bed and a sitting room with views of the garden.
An excellent breakfast and home cooked dinner (with advance notice) are served in the Tudor kitchen, where a log fire sometimes blazes in the enormous Inglenook fireplace. Larger groups are accommodated in the castles dining room, which features an ornate plasterwork ceiling and a great table.
Ghost legend. The ghost of Cardinal Beaton (who was murdered by Protestants) is said to walk a narrow stairway to the secret doorway that connects to his bedroom.
Said to be the 2nd oldest permanently inhabited castle in Scotland