Castle of Park - Banff, Aberdeenshire
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From £2100 for a weekend, depending on season

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Castle of Park – Banff, Aberdeenshire
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This is the most authentic stay in a Scottish castle you’ll find (unless of course you have the funds to buy your own). Still the main family home of the Campbell Wilson clan, it’s a true home from home; except that it’s filled with gallery-worthy art and antiques (the previous laird was an art dealer). If any of the family is in, they are more than happy to take guests through the castle’s history. Choose from exceptionally self-contained suites, to cosy rooms filled with all comforts. The current laird, Becky Campbell Wilson, is a keen open-water swimmer, hence the ‘endless’ pool which uses dual propulsion for endurance training – it really livens up laps before breakfast. In winter, settle in front of the fire with a local dram, come summer, spend your days wafting from croquet on the lawn, to the laburnum walk, rose garden and labyrinth. The ideal setting from which to explore Banffshire’s whisky distilleries, world-class fishing and stunning coastline.

SEE

One of the 163 castles in Aberdeenshire

EAT

Fresh fish bought at the Fishmongers in any of the harbours of Banffshire

BUY

Cashmere and Tweed at Johnstons of Elgin, cashmere suppliers since 1797

Nota Bene

The Banffshire coast is one of the world’s “outstanding coastlines” according to National Geographic


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