stays in a castle

Jan 11th, 2011, 02:35 PM
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stays in a castle

We are taking our 13 year old granddaughter to Scotland next year and she wants to spend Christmas Eve in a castle in Scotland. Does anyone have a recommendation for such a stay? Looking on the internet, it seems that many of the castle hotels are not open at that time of year.
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Jan 12th, 2011, 03:28 AM
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My daughter got married at Dalhousie Castle outside Edinbugh, and it was good, though this was some years ago.

If your budget could stand it, Roxburghe Castle looks great in photos.
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Jan 12th, 2011, 03:59 AM
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We took our grandson to Borthwick Castle, not far from Edinburgh. I would recommend it.
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Jan 12th, 2011, 04:53 AM
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Check that the "castle" is indeed a castle. Many were built in the 19th century as country lodges for rich people. Both the above were built as proper castles
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Jan 12th, 2011, 05:25 AM
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Go to It's a great starting point for places to stay in Scotland.
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Jan 13th, 2011, 07:55 AM
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suggest you look at this

This one would be on my listbr />

Airth Castle is lovely, but a bit gourmet, maybe.
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Jan 13th, 2011, 09:31 AM
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We are going to Scotland briefly in April, and I would love to stay at Traquair, but we will be staying with friends. Lots cheaper -- even after buying them drink -- but not so picturesque!
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