Carbisdale Castle

A Fairytale Castle and Former Royal Residence in the Heart of the Scottish Highlands

Afternoon Tea Experience With Tours Now Available

A 5 star resort for stay, club, corporate events, afternoon tea experience and tours

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Carbisdale Castle One of the Scottish Highlands most iconic castles

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The Gem of Sutherland

Carbisdale Castle – A gem in the landscape of Sutherland in the Scottish Highlands, and the last castle to be built in the British Isles. When the Duchess of Sutherland lost Dunrobin Castle to her stepson, the fourth Duke of Sutherland, she
built Carbisdale Castle to spite him. She chose a unique, commanding position on top of a rock overlooking a vast surrounding panorama, situated amidst a beautiful
forest, stretching two thousand acres, with its own breath-taking loch, embraced within the majestic Kyle of Sutherland.

Carbisdale Castle

When arriving at Carbisdale Castle, guests will be greeted by our former Royal Butler and his assistant and will find everything they’re looking for in an exclusive private club. Our members come from all over the world to enjoy the grandeur of Carbisdale Castle, its grounds, loch and an array of exciting activities, traditional music and entertainment, with spectacular views from all of its 365 windows.


Now, after extensive renovation, and restored to its former glory, exclusive members of the Carbisdale Castle Club can stay with us and enjoy this unique experience of a traditional country house, where they can get to know one another and relax in this splendid Highland retreat, play a round of golf, clay pigeon shooting, fish for salmon and trout, or enjoy the 4×4 vehicle experience through rugged forestry tracks.

Castle Future

as a Royal Palace

During the Second World War, Carbisdale Castle was used as a royal palace for King Haakon and his son, Prince Olav, who later became the king and father of the current king. During his residence at the castle, he supervised the training of the Norwegian army in Scotland and made international treaties at the castle itself. The castle’s library, with its wealth of books and memorabilia, is named after His Majesty to commemorate his residency at the castle.

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