Stay at a Scottish castle on a budget with AirBnB

The stunning Dairsie CastleThe stunning Dairsie Castle
The stunning Dairsie Castle
IT’S the perfect holiday for heritage buffs - staying at a historic Scottish house or castle.

At some stunning properties, guests can live like a lord for as little as £40 a night.

We have teamed up with AirBnB. who have hand-picked a selection of the top Scottish castles and manors listed on their website:

Dairsie Castle, Fife:

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Aikwood Tower in the Scottish BordersAikwood Tower in the Scottish Borders
Aikwood Tower in the Scottish Borders

First sited in the 12th century, Dairsie has been the location of secret Scottish parliaments, military sieges, and provided a safe haven for escapee monarchs.

Explore Dairsie Castle’s dungeon, great hall, master bedroom and tower rooms for a unique royal getaway.

Illieston Castle, Edinburgh:

Illieston Castle and the land around it was once a Royal hunting seat and visited by the Stuart Kings of Scotland in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Dairsie Castle in North-East FifeDairsie Castle in North-East Fife
Dairsie Castle in North-East Fife

Having been restored in the mid 1850s, it now boasts a delightful romantic family home, rich in history.

Melville Castle, Midlothian:

Set within a 50 acre estate of wooded parkland on the picturesque banks of the river North Esk, this castle has thirty two stylish en-suite bedrooms. At one time the hunting seat of Mary Queen of Scots, the Castle is the ideal luxurious getaway, perfect for celebrations and entertaining on a grand scale.

Scone Palace, Perth:

A truly unique location, once the crowning site of Scottish Kings and the home of the Stone of Scone.

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Guests can enjoy the 100 acres of beautiful grounds and a personal tour of Scone Palace.

Aikwood Tower, Scottish Borders:

You can enjoy peace and tranquillity in the country, while living like a king - and the roaring fire is not to be missed!

Kilmartin Castle, Kilmartin:

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Cosy up in this Scottish castle retreat, ideal for walkers, nature lovers, families and friends.

Fenton Tower, Dirleton:

Fenton Tower, built in 1570, is a magnificent fortified tower located just 20 miles from Edinburgh.

Meticulously restored to provide luxury accommodation for up to 12 people, you are promised a unique place to stay.

Set amongst rolling countryside, its location is the perfect base for country sporting activities, golfing trips, and even business meetings!

Brodie Castle, Forres:

Fine art, antique furniture and centuries of history make this huge apartment a splendid place to celebrate family occasions or spoil your visiting guests.

The apartment has all the comforts of a luxury modern home, while being spread across three floors of magnificent turreted castle.