About Teaninich Castle

Castle Experience

Once you set foot at Teaninich Castle you will be transported in time and enveloped by the romantic magic of the building and its grounds. Pass through the wrought iron gates, slow down, take your time down the winding driveway, take-in the sight of the majestic yew trees with the yellow sandstones of the walls behind. Listen to the birds and imagine the distant sound of the bagpipes. Depending on the light and time of day, the sandstones will either glow golden or a reddish color exuding a positive energy which is unusual for buildings of that era. Admire the turreted walls and original lime mortar. Some stones have inscriptions dating back prior to the Battle of Culloden. When you pass the heavy oak doors and enter the lobby, look up, see the detailed original crown molding, the arches and the lions. Sit by a roaring fire in the game room on your right or sip a whiskey and read a book by the fireplace in the drawing room on your left. Enjoy the private bar with your family and friends or have an unforgettable candle light dinner under the 17th century golden wooden chandeliers. Once you are ready to go to bed, retreat past silken curtains to your comfortable four poster bed for a restful night of sleep. In the morning, wake up to the sound of chirping birds, enjoy a hearty breakfast in the sunshine sitting in our comfortable white cast iron garden furniture. Then get ready to explore the highlands or simply enjoy the grounds and surrounding area. At Teaninich Castle, you decide what you do and when you do it. It is your holiday, your event, your unforgettable Castle experience. Make every moment count.

Our Gardens

The gardens are an integral part of the magic of Teaninich. The writer Francis Burnett is rumored to have been a guest here and to have found inspiration for her book The Secret Garden at Teaninich. When you stroll through the 8 acres of gardens, take your time, enjoy the moment. From the front entrance you will pass the large rosebushes on both sides of the gate and see the large old stump around which the rabbits tend to gather in the evening. You will pass along the winding driveway next to a large beech tree. Enjoy one of the swings there and look across the front lawn towards the four Irish yew trees. They are said to be hundreds of years old and among the largest in Britain. Behind, you will find a giant Monkey Puzzle tree in a very unusual shape and holly bushes stretching high. There are ancient Elm trees and Scots pine and giant redwoods in the path behind the castle that will take you along the old stonewall. In summer enjoy the blooming cherry trees, crabapples, rhododendrons and azaleas, pick up some flowers for a bouquet from our cut flower garden or select some herbs from our biodynamic celtic herb garden in the back. Slow down, take your time. Allow Teaninich Gardens to engulf you in their magic

More About Us

Teaninich Castle is a historic and magical place located in the Scottish Highlands. It is available for exclusive use and special occasions. With 9 en-suite bedrooms, it comfortably sleeps 18 or more guests (see amenities for more details). It is perfect for a group of friends, large families, bridal parties or intimate weddings. With 2 ballrooms, 2 drawing rooms and a private bar, it is great for entertainment and relaxation. Sit by a roaring fires to read a book, enjoy a glass of whiskey, or play board games with your family and friends. Stroll through our mature gardens while listening to the birds that nest in the area, look for rabbits and hedgehogs or simply sit back and relax in one of our cast iron garden chairs. Play badminton or basketball or borrow one of our bikes and cycle to the shores of beautiful Cromarty Firth. If you are interested in Whiskey tasting there are two whiskey distilleries (Dalmore and Teaninich) within walking distance and many more such as Glenmorangie, Balblair, and Glen of Ord just a short drive away. Golfing, fishing or shooting are also all nearby. Teaninich Castle is truly the perfect base for exploring Scotland whether it is the rugged beauty of the north-west highlands or Skye, or tourist attractions such as Loch Ness, Culloden Moor or Fort George. There are great hiking spots nearby and plenty of castles to visit. We know you will fall in love with Teaninich just as we have!

Teaninich Castle is a historic and magical place. It is perfect for a highland retreat with family or friends. Teaninich will truly be an unforgettable experience.