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  • You know what they say: “When you’re on the cover of China’s most prestigious travel magazine…”

    20th July 2018

    Did we mention that there was a glossy 8-page spread inside too?

    But in all seriousness, we are thrilled to have been featured and look forward to welcoming anyone who discovers the castle through the feature.

    In the meantime, maybe we’ll crack open a bottle or five of champagne and congratulate ourselves.

  • Explore Our History: Celebrating the past

    12th June 2018

    Carlowrie Castle has everything: a world-class art collection, Nespresso machines and roll-top baths in every room, an award-winning chef, stunning gardens, the best parties in Scotland…

    The castle also has a fascinating history.

    Working in partnership with Craft Design House, we are developing an exclusive collection of homeware and accessories and an innovative program of experiences by leading Scottish designers and makers. These will provide a stylish, unique and interactive interpretation of Carlowrie Castle’s history and the story of its most intriguing inhabitant, Isobel Wylie Hutchison.

    >Born at Carlowrie in 1889, Isobel was a pioneering Arctic explorer, botanist, writer, artist, polyglot (she spoke over eight languages fluently) and one of the world’s first documentary filmmaker, capturing extraordinary footage of the native peoples she encountered as they went about their daily lives.

    Isobel made her first expedition in 1924 to Iceland, and later travelled to Greenland, the Arctic, Alaska, Canada and the Aleutian Islands. In 1934 she became the first woman to receive the prestigious Mungo Park Medal from the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. It was presented to her by the future King George VI.

    Isobel sent back thousands of botanical specimens to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew and Edinburgh and was responsible for planting and nurturing much of the garden at Carlowrie Castle. By the 1950s Isobel had slowed down somewhat, but still embarked on ‘strolls’ from Carlowrie to London and John O’Groats, gave lectures and wrote papers about her experiences, including for the National Geographic.

    When Isobel passed away in 1982 the Hutchison line ended and the castle went on the market for the first time. It was bought by the Marshall family who own it to this day.

    The collection will be launching in October 2018.

  • Ultimate Exclusive Use Party Venue

    17th October 2016

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    The castle is featured in Singapore Airlines priority member’s club magazine as one of the world’s most inspirational exclusive use party venues – vineyard estates in Australia, chalets in Switzerland, houseboats in South Africa and us! We couldn’t agree more.

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  • Welcome to Carlowrie’s new Executive Chef Jonathan Greer

    13th October 2016

     

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    Formerly of Northern Ireland, Jonny’s passion for cooking has gained widespread recognition within the hospitality industry.

    Having worked with Paul Rankin at the Michelin starred Roscoff in Belfast Jonny moved to Scotland in August 1999 as a Sous Chef at Gleneagles, before moving to Ballathie House Hotel, swiftly becoming Head Chef. In 2007 Jonny became Head Chef at Murrayshall Country House Hotel in Scone retaining 2 AA Rosettes for the restaurant and achieving a silver from Eat Scotland.

    During Jonny’s career he has been fortunate to have cooked for well-known people including members of the royal family and has completed ‘stages’ at restaurants including Marco Pierre White’s ‘Mirabelle’ and Michel Roux Jr.’s ‘Le Gavroche’.

    In his spare time Jonny enjoys spending time with family, foraging and salmon fishing.

     

     

  • Nope – no Pokemons here!

    18th July 2016

    Rumour has it we ‘had’ a Pokemon appear at the weekend – we would know if we have and we haven’t seen it – we looked everywhere!.

    As much as we want to be up with the latest trends and down with the kids, there are no Pokestops, no eggs and no gyms. We do have quite a few Roe deer, rabbits and birds, a tennis court, fountains and mysterious room with no access to it in the turret.

    Carlowrie is a family friendly ‘non-combat’ private estate. Terrestrial visits are by appointment only – we don’t want to disappoint or appear to be rude by refusing access – ‘…Go’ Away’ if you stroll up the drive un-announced – see what we did there! Our virtual viewings can be arranged by Skype and Facebook. Thank you

  • ANYONE FOR TENNIS?

    03rd July 2016

     

    In celebration of Middle Sunday at Wimbledon – Game, Set and Match at Carlowrie! Off to find the Pimms.

     

  • IT’S A FIRST! BOOK INDIVIDUAL ROOMS IN AUGUST

    09th June 2016

    To celebrate our first anniversary we are opening the castle doors for individuals to stay in August… and… as a happy coincidence it coincides with the Edinburgh Festival.

    Fact… Edinburgh is busy in August and accommodation is hard to find – 1 festival (5 to 26 August), 7 double rooms, 1 suite with 2 bedrooms, 24 days availability. Technically we can rest 384 sleepy festival going heads – in luxury and in a castle – from £295 per double room throughout August!

    Whether you lean towards the avant-garde or mainstream, the classics or quite frankly the outrageous you are invited to stay with us. Rooms and Suites… from £295 per night inclusive of Scottish Breakfast and VAT.

    Email us and quote ‘FRINGE’ to reserve your room in the castle between 1 and 31 August 2016.

  • OUR NEW BAR

    08th June 2016

    The castle has a brand new glamorous bar that was installed for Andrew’s 40th birthday party (he owns the castle) which was a great success. In fact a little too much of a success! But, we didn’t say that.  The addition of the bar ensures that guests experience the ‘exclusively’ intimate atmosphere of a private members club when they stay, or join us as part of a larger group. Ideal to gather for a pre, and post, event drink or two!!

  • UP FOR AN AWARD

    29th October 2015

    As you all know Carlowrie Castle opened to the public in May 2015 and since then we have been over whelmed by the support and feedback we have received.  It has been such a big year for us and not only that we were nominated for an award ‘Scotland’s Smallest Venue.’  This Drum Scottish Event Awards is an annual award scheme providing the Scottish event industry a fantastic platform to demonstrate their talent and skills.   Although we did not win the award we feel honoured to have been the runner up in 2nd place and we celebrated in true Carlowrie Style at the Grand Central Hotel with our magical team of caterers by our side, Wilde Thyme.

  • Fun all round with Maximillion

    26th August 2015

    Kilts, cocktails and canapes was the order of the day with our recent corporate fun day. Maximillion organised a fantastic fun day for a corporate client which got everyone competing in ‘clans’ on segways (pictured), quads and Highland games. The activities then culminated in a giant tug of war.

    After all their hard work, our guests were rewarded with a relaxed BBQ and drinks in the sunshine, while they played giant games on our events lawn.

    If you would like to arrange a corporate day with us, please email Angie Alexander, our Business Development Director, for more details.