Lovely at any season, Dalcross Castle’s pink sandstone walls glow in the clear Highland light. Set in an 850 acre private estate, the castle offers tranquil seclusion yet is only a fifteen minute drive from Inverness Airport and Inverness itself, the ‘Capital of the Highlands’. Edinburgh and Glasgow are easily accessible by road, rail and air.

The castle, built in 1620 comes complete with turrets, massive studded oak gates and doors, a stone spiral stairwell, fireplaces, arrow slits and shot holes as well as a magnificent Great Hall ideal for entertaining up to 50 guests. It epitomises the romantic Scottish castle down to its historic associations with two great Highland clans, the Frasers who built it and the Macintoshes who held it during the Jacobite uprising of 1745. (The head of the clan hosted the Duke of Cumberland and his troops at Dalcross on the eve of the Battle of Culloden while the Laird’s wife raised her own troops in support of Bonnie Prince Charlie!)

Dalcross Castle is an ideal location for special events such as weddings or anniversaries or just a truly unique and exclusive holiday in a setting of complete comfort and luxury. The owners have brought the accommodation into the 21st century with beautiful fabrics, superb bathrooms and a spacious state of the art kitchen, while retaining the castle’s special atmosphere with subtle lighting, fine antique furnishings and art works. Guests may linger by the log fires or in the extensive gardens, first laid out in the 18th century and now planted with many rare and unusual specimens. The gardens, including a lovely ornamental pond, are perfect for a wedding marquee and photography. Guests may also explore the estate, woodland home to red squirrels, badgers, deer, owls, hawks, wild duck and song birds.

Farther afield guests may wish to make day trips to the area’s other historic sites including the Culloden Battlefield, the unforgettable ruins of Castle Urquhart on the banks of Loch Ness and Cawdor Castle. Other places of interest include local mountains, lochs and shoreline as well as the whisky distilleries on the famous "Highland Whisky Trail", cashmere mills and championship golf courses.


Ground Floor:

Garden room

Boot Room (with gun safes)

Games room with antique billiards table and equipment.  Can be set up as a board room

Two cloakrooms with WC

Laundry/drying room

Luggage lift

First Floor:

Sitting room with beamed ceiling, panelled walls, casement windows and large fireplace

Great Hall with dining table that can be extended to seat 32, beamed ceiling, tall windows and grand fireplace, oak floor-to-ceiling bookcases

Bar area off Great Hall with bar fridge

Card Room

Kitchen with table for 12 equipped to professional catering standard with all modern conveniences, original large fireplace and beamed ceiling.

Second Floor:

Spacious master bedroom with en-suite bathroom (including steam shower and antique bath) and gas fire

Large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and gas fire

Large twin bedroom with brass beds, en-suite bathroom and gas fire

Third Floor:

Three large en-suite double bedrooms, two with turrets, all with gas fires

Fourth Floor:

Three extra bedrooms (one double, one twin and one single) both with en-suite bathrooms are available in the castle by separate arrangement.

Sitting Room
The Great Hall
Castle guest bedrooms
The Old Nursery
The Pulley Bedroom
The Pink Bedroom
The cottages

Additional accommodation is available on the Estate.  The Coach House and Gate Lodge can be booked either as guest overflow in conjunction with Dalcross Castle or as independent self catering holiday cottages.

The Coach House (sleeps 2)

The Gate Lodge (sleeps 5)

The Coach House
The Gate Lodge

For all enquiries and bookings contact:

Peta May, Estate Manager

Tel:   + 44 (0) 7738 940 015