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For centuries, people have been fascinated with castles.
What: For something truly different, consider staying in an old prison castle (also known as a bridewell).
For over 700 years, Ashford Castle and its 350 acre private estate have offered a myriad of ways to enjoy the hospitality of a castle in Ireland.
By Air For full timetable information on flights to and from the Highlands, Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles, visit the Highlands & Islands Airports Ltd web-site www.hial.co.uk Services to and from Inverness include: Birmingham - Inverness, Eastern Airways, tel: 01652 680600, www.easternairways.com Edinburgh - Inverness, British Airways, tel: 0870 850 9850, www.ba.com Glasgow - Inverness, British Airways, tel: 0870 850 9850, www.ba.com London Gatwick - Inverness, British Airways, tel: 0870 850 9850, www.ba.com London Gatwick - Inverness, easyJet, tel: 0870 600 0000, www.easyjet.com London Heathrow - Inverness, BMI, tel: 0870 607 0555, www.flybmi.com London Luton - Inverness, easyJet, tel: 0870 600 0000, www.easyjet.com Manchester - Inverness, Eastern Airways, tel: 01652 680600, www.easternairways.com By Rail Services to and from Inverness connect the Highlands with all major UK cities including Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.
A rich tapestry of arts and culture and recent extensive renovation has created 29 beautiful bedrooms. These are decorated in Scottish design fabrics such as tweed, tartan and twill. Period furniture, rugs and carpets combine to create a richly warm and luxurious feel that’s deeply relaxing and truly welcoming.
Cabra Castle Hotel boasts a proud history dating as far back as 1760. Its long history lends a mature, cultured air to the castle which can be felt by one and all as they stroll along the castle's magnificent hallways and stairwells.
Culcreuch Castle, the home of the Barons of Culcreuch since 1699, was previously the ancestral fortalice of the Galbraiths and indeed Clan Castle of the Galbraith chiefs for over three centuries (1320 to 1630).
Although designed and built for the prominent purpose of defense, today the castles seem like somewhat unrealistic constructions straight from the fairytale world.