7 of Scotland’s most romantic fairytale castles

If you’re considering a Scottish fairytale castle wedding for your special day then check out the National Trust for Scotland‘s magnificent seven stunning castles.

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BRODIE CASTLE, FORRES

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You’ll love Brodie Castle’s atmospheric library

Dating back to the 16th century, Brodie Castle is an iconic Scottish tower house set amidst beautiful parkland. Renowned for its elegant interiors, intricate ceilings and a world-famous art collection, the castle offers a romantic location for intimate weddings.

The converted Stable Block offers additional flexibility for receptions and dances, whilst the manicured parkland offers options for larger marquee weddings. The seven-bedroom Laird’s Wing offers luxury self-catering accommodation for up to 14 guests within the castle.

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CASTLE FRASER, INVERURIE

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Castle Fraser is set in open woodland with a colourful and fragrant walled garden.

The Great Hall with its high vaulted ceiling, grand open fire and large south facing windows offers a bright and flexible space for ceremonies, receptions and dances.

Venture to the top of the round tower for spectacular views of the estate!

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CRATHES CASTLE, BANCHORY

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What could be more romantic than an idyllic Scottish castle with winding staircases, turrets and towers set in manicured grounds with an enchanting walled garden?

Crathes Castle is steeped in history with strong ties to Robert the Bruce.

The recently refurbished Horsemill offers a flexible space for weddings with up to 80 guests.

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CULZEAN CASTLE, MAYBOLE

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Perched on a clifftop with spectacular views of Alisa Craig and the Isle of Arran, Culzean Castle offers a romantic coastal setting for weddings.

The Eisenhower apartment, named after President Eisenhower who stayed here a number of times, located on the top floor of the castle offers exclusive accommodation for up to 12 guests.

Within the estate there are also five beautifully appointed self-catering cottages which can accommodate a further 20 guests.

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DRUM CASTLE, BANCHORY

Have an amazing wedding ceremony in this gorgeous castle chapel

One of the oldest castle’s in Scotland, Drum Castle’s medieval tower, Jacobean mansion house and opulent Victorian interiors combine to offer a dramatic setting.

The 16th-century chapel, nestled in the grounds amongst a copse of yew and holly trees, can hold religious ceremonies for up to 50.

For civil or humanist ceremonies, the fragrant Rose Garden is perfect in the summer months.

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FYVIE CASTLE, ELLON

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Steeped in history, myth and legend, the castle is renowned for its lavish interiors, intricate ceilings and world-famous art collections.

The eight-bedroom Preston Tower Apartment offers luxury self-catering accommodation for up to 16 guests within the castle.

One of the National Trust for Scotland’s most opulent venues – you’ll find you don’t need to spend much on flowers or decorations.

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KELLIE CASTLE, ANSTRUTHER

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Near St Andrews in the charming East Neuk of Fife, Kellie is an enchanting 14th century castle with a beautiful walled garden.

Intimate weddings can be held in the castle itself however most couples choose a marquee on the grounds with breath taking views over the rolling fields to the Firth of Forth.

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