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Ackergill Tower Hotel: Scottish Highlands

25th January 2017 |By | Be the first to comment

Dating back to the 15th century, Ackergill Tower is now a five-star hotel with stunning sea views. Discover the castle with all the 21st century luxuries you could wish for; even a lavishly furnished treehouse in its grounds; and find out how it won ‘Wedding Venue of the Year’.

Ackergill Tower Scotland | Confetti.co.uk

Scottish Highlands Location

Set alongside seven miles of private beach in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, Ackergill Tower may be remote but it’s also easily accessible. The grand 3,000 acre private estate includes a heart-shaped garden, sundial lawn and walled garden. It’s a beautiful contrast to the rugged coastline and seven glorious miles of private beach the tower overlooks.

Ackergill Castle Scotland | Confetti.co.uk

Local activities include speedboat rides, archery, clay pigeon shooting and fishing adventures in the private loch and bothy. You could also look out for local wildlife, from birds of prey to otters and seals. The views are quite simply breath-taking.

Ackergill Tower Scotland | Confetti.co.uk

Function Rooms

Award-winning service and a choice of 12 distinctive function rooms mean this venue has something for everyone whether you’re having a small, intimate wedding or a grand celebration for up to 200 guests. Your guests will marvel at the high-beamed ceilings and impressive grandeur of the Great Hall, the rustic rafters of Sinclair Palace and the more intimate Smuggler’s Inn.

The Great Hall at Ackergill Tower Scotland | Confetti.co.ukBride and groom by the open fire at Ackergill Castle Scotland | Confetti.co.ukBride and groom marry at Ackergill Castle Scotland | Confetti.co.uk

Ackergill Tower is famous for its fine dining and offers a choice of set or tailor-made menus. The stunning sea views and the splendour of the formal gardens provide an impressive backdrop for your everlasting wedding photographs.

The Great Hall Ackergill Tower Scotland | Confetti.co.ukWedding reception at Ackergill Castle Scotland | Confetti.co.uk

The Treehouse

In the castle grounds there is a wonderful treehouse, carved into a secluded 150-year old sycamore tree. A haven of peace and tranquility with 180 degree views of the surrounding woodland. Luxuriously furnished, warm and comfortable, the treehouse features a large circular bath and sumptuous 7ft round bed with a glass ceiling above, from where you can gaze up at the stars shining through the branches. At certain times of the year you can even drift off to sleep as the remarkable northern lights dance in the night sky above you.

The treehouse at Ackergill Castle Scotland | Confetti.co.ukThe treehouse at Ackergill Castle Scotland | Confetti.co.uk

Exclusive-Use Venue

You can have the castle and formal grounds entirely to yourself and leave behind the outside world for the duration of your wedding. Let your imagination run wild and leave the rest to the wedding planners at the venue who will help you with every tiny last detail right through to your choice of finishing touches.

Bride and groom at Ackergill Castle Scotland | Confetti.co.ukThe gates of Ackergill Tower Castle Hotel Scotland | Confetti.co.uk

Luxury Bedrooms

The 34 luxury bedrooms, many with a sea view, are all complemented by antique furniture and en-suite bathrooms. You could even spend the night in a stunning four poster bed. There are also six secluded luxury self-catering cottages in the grounds of the extensive 3,000 acre private estate.

Luxury bedrooms at Ackergill Tower | Confetti.co.ukLuxury bedrooms at Ackergill Tower Scotland | Confetti.co.ukLuxury bedrooms at Ackergill Tower | Confetti.co.uk

Ackergill Tower

Ackergill Tower won ‘Wedding Venue of the Year’ (North East) at the annual Scottish Wedding Awards. You can book directly through AmaZing Venues or find out more about Ackergill Tower in The Directory.

Northern lights around Ackergill Tower Castle Hotel Scotland | Confetti.co.uk

Written by

Kate Thompson is a widely published wedding expert and lifestyle writer who has made several television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.

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