Mingary Castle, Scotland

Mingary Castle, Scotland


Mingary castle has been painstakingly renovated by a team of highly skilled craftsmen, who have made good the crumbling stonework and long lost roofs, so once again it can provide guests with the finest of Highland hospitality.

Sitting proud, above the Sound of Mull from its own rocky outcrop, Mingary castle has more than one story to tell…

The abandoned ruin of Mingary castle has been painstakingly renovated by a team of highly skilled craftsmen, who have made good the crumbling stonework, long lost roofs and floors buried deep in undergrowth, so once again Mingary can provide its guests with the finest of Highland hospitality.

The seat of Clan MacIain for over 300 years, Mingary Castle is situated on the Ardnamurchan peninsula near Kilchoan. This hidden gem on the west coast of Scotland is not only steeped in history but also has stunning scenery and breath taking wildlife to offer.

Mingary Castle offers four unique suites (sleeping ten) with fine bathrooms and four poster beds…


The MacDougall is situated on the 2nd Floor of the North Range; it contains a double sized 4-poster bed, hand sewn crewel fabric lined walls and antique furniture.

Though the smaller of the bedrooms on this floor the en-suite bathroom more than makes up for this; it is contained between the castle walls, with a beautiful roll top copper bath from William Holland for your relaxation, a walk in shower and arrow slot windows looking over the garden.


The MacIain is situated on the 2nd Floor of the North Range; it has a super-king sized antique 4-poster bed, its own dressing room and half height oak panelling with hand sewn crewel fabric above.

The en-suite bathroom is lined with Italian marble and there is a beautiful roll top copper bath from William Holland for your relaxation and a walk in shower.

McCain Suite

The McCain Suite is a family and friends suite and is located on the 3rd floor on the North Range and consists of two rooms with views over the Sound of Mull toward Tobermory.

They have king size 4-poster beds which have been designed by the architect Shaw & Jagger. The family bathroom is lined in Italian marble and there is also access to the battlement walkway from your very own door.

MacDonald Suite

The MacDonald Suite is a self-contained apartment in the West Range of the castle with its own front door.

It is accessed through the main courtyard and on the ground floor its living room has an exposed stone fireplace with wood burning stove. Going up the beautiful carved staircase there is a 1st floor bedroom with a super-king sized antique 4-poster bed and its own en-suite with an over the bath shower.

Sit down with your fellow guests and enjoy the finest seasonal produce Scotland has to offer…


Breakfast will be served in either the dining room or our smaller breakfast room depending
on the number in residence.


Lunches are a flexible affair at Mingary Castle. We can pack you a delicious picnic to take out for a day on Sanna beach or serve lunch in the castle so you can sit by the fire all day to read your book. Alternatively you can pop over to Mull on the ferry for lunch in one of the many great eateries in Tobermory. £25 pppn.


Opt for a glass of wine or why not try one of our local gin’s or whisky’s. Following these you will be asked to take your place at the dining table where you will join the other castle guests for a 10 course tasting menu you shall never forget. Other options are available for non banquet guests.

Dreaming a fairytale Christmas? Then dream no longer…and let the team at Mingary tailor-make your perfect festive break.

In 2016, the 13th-century Mingary Castle lowered its drawbridge for the first time in 150 years, giving guests the opportunity to stay with friends and family in this awesome property, taking exclusive use of the entire castle.

There is no place like Mingary to experience the magic of spending Christmas in a castle in Scotland.

Exclusive use of the castle, in four suites sleeping a total of ten people, includes the following:

Christmas Eve
A warm welcome awaits you at Mingary, with tea & mince pies upon arrival, and time to unwind after your journey.
A creative and unique full taster menu is served in the dining room at 7.30pm.
A wee dram of Mingary Castle’s own whisky to finish off the evening, then off to bed before Santa visits!

Christmas Day
Awaken to a leisurely breakfast, then time to head out for a breath of air with a stroll along the shore, or maybe the chance to just put your feet up in the sitting room to relax and enjoy a festive movie?
A traditional Christmas dinner is served at 3pm with a glass of Champagne to celebrate the day.
Time to relax in front of the fire in the sitting room, play games, or time for another Christmas film; the choice is yours.
An evening cheese board with Port is served in the sitting room for those who would like to nibble as they relax with good company to end their day.

Boxing Day
After breakfast, it’s time for the traditional Boxing Day walk to work off those Christmas calories! A packed lunch is provided for those who venture out to explore.
A warming pot of tea and mince pies upon your return.
A full taster menu is served at 7.30pm to replenish the energy spent exploring.

27 December 2018
Check out by 10am, after a hearty breakfast.

Exclusive use of the castle – fully inclusive package – 10 people/3 nights – £9,000
Rate quoted includes breakfasts, lunches, afternoon tea and cakes, dinners.

If you prefer the castle can also be offered on a bed and breakfast basis, again for exclusive use.

Exclusive use of the castle – bed and breakfast accommodation – 10 people/3 nights – £5,175
Lunch and dinner options are available, as required, and will be charged accordingly.

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Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly

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