Kinnaird Castle

Brechin, Angus

Beautiful apartment and tower in a history-filled castle. Walk, cycle or fish on the estate, explore wild Angus and the unspoiled coast


2 places


Sleeping from 4 – 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

The family home of the Duke and Duchess of Fife is set at the end of a tree-lined avenue and is surrounded by lush parkland, mature woods and farmland. The apartment and tower are light and airy – you can book both if you’re a group – and are opulent without being stuffy. 

Find a hamper of shortbread and seasonal fruit to welcome you, and a modern kitchen with masses of room to cook and entertain – ask about breakfasts and home-made suppers. Macduff Tower’s rooms have hand-drawn walls and splendid views; the airy bedrooms in Lauderdale Apartment all have sitting areas and desks nestled into window bays. You’ll find bookcases stuffed with interesting books and local information.

The whole of the 7,000-acre estate is yours to explore – walk, cycle or fish for salmon on the family’s two beats on the South Esk. Play tennis, have a barbecue in your own private garden area, swim in the lake. History buffs will adore exploring Dunnottar and Edzell castles too.

Kinnaird Castle - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Staying in an ancient Scottish castle and exploring undiscovered Angus
  • Having the whole estate to explore
  • Letting children run free in the woods
Kinnaird Castle - Gallery

You should know

  • You will need a car
  • A stone staircase leads to the front door of the apartment


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pub 3 miles. Breakfast, £10 per person. Supper, £15 per preson.


Nightly price
from £114
Weekly price
from £800
Damage deposit
20% off for groups of 4 in Lauderdale Apartrment.
1 Tower for 4
From £1143 beds2 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 6
From £1254 beds2 bedrooms



Thank you so much for a lovely stay. The castle and the estate are absolutely beautiful. A great base to explore the east coast. Everyone was so lovely and helpful. We will be recommending you to all our friends.


What an amazing experience, like living in a museum with the luxury of modern life. The grounds are like walking round a fairytale. We have traveled from all over the world to come and reunite (I've cheated and come from Aberdeen). Thank you so much for creating a comfortable, relaxing and most importantly beautiful environment for us to do this. An absolute pleasure.


Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the castle and exploration of the estate. A perfect base for exploring the east coast.


Perfect place to stay for history buffs, nature lovers, gatherings of family and friends or those simply wanting a taste of luxury in one of Scotland's undiscovered castles.

Pamela-ann, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The Estate is criss-crossed with paths which provide a variety of walks through the parkland and woods, around the lake and alongside the river, and you can hire mountain bikes if you want to cycle. Deer can be spotted along the way as well as lots of other wildlife and birdlife. Montrose Bay, the largest inland saltwater basin in Britain and a nature reserve, is less than 15 minutes’ drive, as are the unspoiled sands at Lunan Bay. The nearest town is Brechin, a 10-minute drive, which has a wonderful old-fashioned grocer’s shop and a Portuguese deli. The renowned Drovers Inn Restaurant is a 25-minute drive.

Local points of interest from Caroline Fife

  • If you like history or castles the area is teaming with both. From Glamis Castle and Balmoral with royal connections, to Crathes Castle with stunning gardens and dramatic Dunnotar on the coast.
  • Outstanding beaches just minutes away. St Cyrus and Lunan Bay. Beautiful winter walks or surfing. The latter also has a great cafe and wins top beach awards.
  • A great base for culture with the new V&A in Dundee and that is just one of the City’s fine museums. Verdant works, the Discovery, MacManus Galleries and Dundee Science centre will take days!
  • Explore the estate itself – on foot or on one of our bikes. The wildlife here on the 6,000 acres is extraordinary and there are miles of tracks and woodland paths. So much safe space for children to enjoy.
  • Soak up history knowing that you are in the castle where kings, queens and historical have stayed over its 600 years of existence. All rooms combine antiques with a modern twist and personalisation.
  • Angus boasts fabulous local produce. Try fresh lobsters from the fishing villages and Arbroath Smokies to venison and soft fruits from the farms.


Caroline Fife

Delightful Caroline, the Duchess of Fife, brought up her three boys at the Castle and has run the apartment for nearly 20 years. She is not only a mine of information about the family's history but also the surrounding areas. Visitors will usually be greeted by Eva, the housekeeper, who lives in a ground floor flat in the Castle and Caroline will also meet and greet when she is around.