Gordon Castle exterior and gardens

Gordon Castle

Location: Scotland

Bedrooms: 8

Guests: 18

Owned by generations of the Gordon family since its construction in the 15th century, Gordon Castle is a stunning estate, steeped in history and surrounded by majestic highland landscapes. Here you can live the life of a castle laird, amidst beautiful walled gardens and with a plethora of activities to keep you and your guests entertained. The castle’s team of friendly and knowledgeable staff will be on hand throughout your stay with top tips on how to get the most out of your time here in Moray.

 

Whether you fancy some salmon fishing, clay pigeon shooting or a tasting of some of the world’s finest whiskies, there’s something for everyone at this luxury holiday retreat. If you’re feeling energetic, you can even try your hand at canyoning or white-water rafting nearby, all under the watchful eye of your instructor of course.

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Inside Gordon Castle

  • The castle is delightfully presented, skilfully blending the splendours of a traditional Scottish highland castle with essential yet subtle 21st century comforts

  • There are eight spacious bedrooms, all en-suite, which can accommodate a total of 18 guests

  • Living areas include a drawing room, a study, a billiard room and two large reception rooms

  • Your resident private chef will take care of all your dining requirements, creating sumptuous dishes to tantalise your tastebuds, making the most of the local, seasonal produceAberdeen Angus Beef, Morayshire Pork, Game from the Estate, fresh fish from the River Spey, shellfish from the Moray Firth, herbs, fruit and vegetables from the Walled Garden and much more

  • Wi-Fi is available if you need to keep in touch with the outside world

Things to do on your doorstep

  • Try your hand at a myriad of activities in the estate grounds such as archery, clay pigeon shooting or even blindfold Land Rover driving

  • Wander through the expansive walled garden – one of the oldest and largest kitchen gardens in the UK

  • Enjoy a game of tennis on the estate court

  • Mountain bicycles are at your disposal for a ride around the extensive grounds or further afield if you’re feeling energetic

  • Children can let off steam in the natural children’s play area

  • Taste the estate “Gordon Castle” gin

  • A private showing from Johnstons of Elgin Cashmere can be arranged in the castle

  • Bespoke celebrations can be arranged for birthdays or special events, including casino nights, bands, musicians, comedians,magicians, pipers and much more...

A little further afield

  • Accompanied by your Ghillie, head to the nearby River Spey and give salmon fishing a try

  • Get an adrenalin rush by kayaking, white-water rafting or canyoning on the River Spey

  • Sailing and dolphin watching on the Moray Firth

  • Enjoy a round of golf on one of the 18 courses within easy reach of the Castle including Spey Bay, just four miles away. These range from small and challenging rural ones to the magnificent championship courses including Nairn and Castle Stewart, new home of the Scottish Open

  • In the capable hands of your Ghillie, learn how to stalk deer and game

  • Have a lesson in falconry and get up close to these magnificent birds of prey

  • Take a helicopter ride for a bird’s eye view of the beautiful highland scenery

  • Have a tour of local whisky distilleries such as Glenfiddich, Glen Moray, John Dewar, Ballindalloch to name but a few only a short hop away

Location

Gordon Castle is located in the county of Moray in northeastern Scotland close to the banks of the River Spey. It has been the family seat of the Gordon family since its construction in the 15th century. It’s about an hour’s drive from both Inverness and Aberdeen airports. The nearest train stations are at Elgin and Keith on the Aberdeen to Inverness line. Elgin is about nine miles west of the castle, and Keith around 90 minutes to the southeast.