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Acharacle, Kilchoan PH36 4LH Scotland
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#1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Kilchoan
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13th century year old private castle hotel overlooking the Sound Of Mull. Beautiful peaceful and remote Highland location. Luxury rooms with four poster beds and high end bathrooms. Ideal base to explore the Ardnamurchan peninsula from. Guests can expect a warm welcome at Mingary Castle and true highland hospitality - With dedicated staff looking after your every need during your stay. Mingary Castle offers a cooked breakfast included in the room rate. The castle also offers lunch and a unique fine dining experience through our multi-course tasting menu prepared by our own chef. Lunch and dining require booking at least 48 hours in advance and may be available to non-residents. Please note: The castle is not open to public, however a tour can be provided when booking lunch or dinner as a non-resident. Please get in touch for more information and our Castle Team will be happy to help.
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James J wrote a review 8 Jun
2 contributions
We had a great, relaxing weekend at Mingary Castle. The food was outstanding (seriously - probably one of the best meals I've had) and the setting couldn't have been more magical. The hosts and staff were very attentive and made every effort to make people feel at ease. Really can't recommend it enough!
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Date of stay: June 2022
Alba C wrote a review May 2022
Norwich, United Kingdom5 contributions11 helpful votes
Excellent from the moment I called to book a last minute table, until the moment we left the restaurant. Staff are very polite and genuinely caring about showing you a great experience. Beautiful location and what a beautiful dining room. The food was excellent! Very tasty, very well presented and really liked the fact that the dishes were not super rich, so the taste of the local ingredients really came through. Well done to the Chef and the Team. Wish you much success in the future and next time we see you hope you would have gained a Michelin Star.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Kim M wrote a review May 2022
Glasgow10 contributions32 helpful votes
Our first time at Mingary and it surpassed our already high expectations. An amazing experience from start to finish from the greeting at the door on arrival to every aspect of the food, the wine flight, everything. Relaxed but perfection to every last detail. Many thanks to Jess for accommodating our daughter at the last minute. What a brilliant place, so beautiful and the whole team were ace.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Roy W wrote a review Jan 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our family of nine hired the castle exclusively for three nights over New Year Absolutely superb in all respects Nothing was too much for the wonderful owners Jess & Colin We had a wonderful time & would highly recommend the Castle Roy Wood
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Gordon wrote a review Dec 2021
Falkirk, United Kingdom2 contributions
This is one of Scotlands hidden gems. The restoration from a tumbledown wreck to the hotel of today is outstanding with clearly no expense spared. The rooms are what you would expect from a 13th century castle and yet at the same time feeling up-to-date, eg, the under floor heating in the bath room, and the rooms were warm and cosy, although closing the window shutters helped this feeling. The food was amazing, each course described on a menu you could keep as a souvenir. The fresh home made bread at every meal was divine and each course was expertly prepared and presented to an exceptionally high standard. The staff were exceedingly friendly and atentative to a really nice level. From the manageress, Jessica, downwards, all made you feel individual and like you had known them for years. Our 3 day stay was rounded off with a purchase of various venison products from the estate office. Loved it, will be back.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The drive way in is the first turning on the left at the cattle grid at the 40 mph sign entering...
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debbie wrote a review Oct 2021
Insch, United Kingdom1 contribution
We had the most amazing meal here tonight. The food was absolutely amazing and the team were extremely friendly. We have had a long debate over our favourite course but I think it has to be the cauliflower custard. Absolute hidden gem. We can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Joel wrote a review Sep 2021
5 contributions
Incredible castle. Michelin star quality food. Spectacular scenery. Genourous hosts. Luxurious comfort. Highly recommend staying at Mingary Castle. My wife and I had a small wedding on the beach below the castle and we look forward to returning as often as we can! Thank you Jess, Colin and Hamish for being so welcoming.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
steve g wrote a review Aug 2021
Morpeth, United Kingdom2 contributions
We arrived at the hotel on a beautiful sunny day and were blown away. The location, the friendliness of staff (and Hamish the dog), the room - them views and of course the amazing food!! This hotel had it all. So much so we stayed another night. Food was a taster menu of several courses - fine dining at its best with wonderful service. If you are a foodie its worth it for the food alone. The effort and passion that goes into making the dining experience is clear for all to see. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Teresa F wrote a review Aug 2021
14 contributions9 helpful votes
We were extremely fortunate to get a room at Mingary Castle to spend the last 2 nights of our Scottish West Coast adventure and it really couldn’t have been more wonderful. As a family of four we had the McCain suite which is the entire top floor of the castle. 2 bedrooms (both with 4 poster beds which are amazingly comfortable), 1 large bathroom with double ended bath, large walk in shower and dual aspect windows and access out to private ramparts with breathtaking panoramic views across the sea to Mull. The entire castle has been renovated magnificently and everything has a feeling of high quality. If the property itself wasn’t enough, the small team of staff led by Jessica (front of house) and her partner Colin (head chef) immediately make you feel relaxed and at home and clearly nothing is too much trouble. Little Hamish, the resident miniature wire haired daschund, was like the cherry on a fantastic cake. Finally, the food! Wow! We chose the taster menu on both nights and it was a different menu each night. Good quality local produce transformed into plates of pure delight. Up there with many a Michelin starred restaurant and I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before the award is given. If you’re in the Mull / Ardnamurchan area, make the effort to go to Mingary Castle. You absolutely won’t regret it and it will have you wishing it was close enough to be able to return with ease!!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The 2 bedroom suite is suitable for either families or 2 couples as the 2 bedrooms are separate...
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Judith N wrote a review Aug 2021
10 contributions3 helpful votes
We came to Mingary Castle on a day trip to the mainland from Tobermory, Mull. We had planned to walk round to the castle but didn't know it had been converted to a hotel. When we arrived, one of the owners came out to meet us and invited us to admire the views from the top of the castle and from the back. Absolutely stunning, we even saw seals! We were then offered us drinks inside, in a splendidly comfortable room. A really lovely experience. Don't be put off by the unwelcoming farmer who doesn't like people walking through his yard on the way to the castle.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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US$540 - US$837 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsLochaberArdnamurchan PeninsulaKilchoan
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mingary Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Mingary Castle?
Nearby attractions include Aros Park (7.9 km), Mull Museum (7.7 km), and Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust (7.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mingary Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Mingary Castle?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mingary Castle?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mingary Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include Isle of Mull Ice Cream, Tobermory Bakery, and Cafe Fish.
Does Mingary Castle have airport transportation?
Yes, Mingary Castle offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Mingary Castle?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Mingary Castle?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kilmore Standing Stones AKA Cnoc Fada (12.7 km).