Barcaldine Castle Benderloch, Oban, Scotland, UK

Castle overview

The historic Scottish "Black Castle" offers luxury bed and breakfast facilities with beautiful surroundings.

Set on the peaceful shores of Loch Seran, Barcaldine Castle is an ancient castle in Argyll. Built in 1609 and restored in 1897, the castle has a rich history and a haunted past. Aside from the historic importance of the castle hotel, it is also quite famous for its thrilling and exciting stories. Known as the Black Castle of Argyll, the castle offers breathtaking views of the countryside, the loch, and the snow-capped Glencoe mountain beyond. Dine at the castle’s restaurant or get an Afternoon Tea or simply experience the great outdoors, there are plenty of things to do and experience at this luxury hotel.

Castle Highlights




1 / Design

Each room is elegantly and traditionally designed, complete with lovely decor, rich fabric, dark wood furnishings, and old paintings.

2 / Dining

With elaborate wood furnishings and decor to set the mood, dining at Barcaldine Castle is a unique culinary experience.

3 / Location

Located near the shores of the Loch Creran, the castle is surrounded by the scenic surroundings of Oban on the West Coast of Scotland.



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Barcaldine Castle

Benderloch, Oban, Scotland, UK

services & amenities

Film and TV Package

The historic castle offers a special package for photography, filming, and TV projects. Their location hire services include paranormal, music videos, photo shoots, events, documentary, and feature films.

Afternoon Tea Tours

Aside from an Afternoon Tea at the castle or its grounds, guests can also opt for an Afternoon Tea Tour. The tour gives you an authentic, unforgettable Scottish experience.

Barcaldine Castle Restaurant

Enjoy an unforgettable culinary experience at the Barcaldine Castle Restaurant. They serve breakfast, afternoon tea, and snacks as well.

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