Skibo Castle

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Skibo Castle
Visiting and staying at the Skibo Castle Hotel provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the heritage of Scotland whilst touring or visiting the country on your vacation or holiday. Now everyone has the opportunity to stay in one of the magnificent Scottish castles. Experience a sense of history and enjoy the luxurious surroundings of Skibo Castle Hotel in the beautiful country of Scotland, overlooking the Dornoch Firth. A beautiful castle with historic interiors. Skibo castle dates back to 1186 and was used a bishop's palace until the 16th century. It was purchased by Andrew Carnegie who gives the name to the Carnegie Club which is an 'exclusive' members only club although non-members are welcome to stay for a once-only visit. The Carnegie Club has hosted a number of celebrity weddings including the weddings of Madonna and Guy Ritchie, Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti and the wedding of Ewan MacGregor and golfer Sam Torrance.

 
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Skibo Castle

Hotel Facts and Information - Skibo Castle

  • The address and contact details of Skibo Castle Hotel
    • The Carnegie Club
    • Skibo Castle
    • Dornoch
    • Sutherland
    • Scotland
    • IV25 3RQ
    • T: +44 (0)1862 894600
    • F: +44 (0)1862 894601
    • E: info@carnegieclubs.com
  • The hotel location and setting:
    • The Skibo Castle Hotel is located in a beautiful Scottish setting amidst 2500 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and forests
  • Local Attractions near Skibo Hotel:
    • Castles in Sutherland
      • Braal Castle
      • The Castle of Mey (formerly Barrogill Castle)
      • Skibo Castle
    • Places of interest
      • John o' Groats - the most northerly settlement on the mainland of Great Britain
      • Duncansby Head
      • The Flow Country
      • The Moray Firth for observing dolphins and whales
  • Number of bedrooms in castle - 22
    • Lodges available complete with golf buggies which provide transport around the estate
    • Safe
    • Internet access
    • Trouser press
    • Television & Radio
    • Hairdryer
  • General hotel facilities at Skibo Hotel:
    • Dining Room
    • Bar
    • Room Service
  • Skibo Castle Hotel Amenities & Facilities:
    • Health / Fitness centre
    • Gymnasium
    • Spa
  • Sporting Facilities at, or nearby, Skibo Castle Hotel:
    • Golf Course - 18-hole golf courses
    • Clay pigeon shooting
    • Horse riding
    • Falconry
    • Tennis
    • Archery
    • Fishing
  • Special Features at Skibo Hotel
    • Stables and horse riding on site
    • Quad Biking
    • Children's barn
  • Weddings at Skibo Hotel
    • Romantic Weddings can be arranged at Skibo Castle

Scottish Castle Building - Skibo Castle
The design and building of Skibo Castle was dictated by the architecture and requirements prevalent in the century that the castle was built:

  • 11th century castle building instigated by the Normans and started with wooden Motte and Bailey designs, moving on to stone castles
  • 12th & 13th centuries - Massive stone Castles
  • 14th - The Tower House Castles were introduced
  • 15th - L Shape Tower House Castles
  • 16th & 17th - Artillery Forts and Garrisons
  • S18th, 19th & 20th - Fairytale style romantic castles

It is interesting to discover when the castle was built and which style applied to the building of Skibo Castle when you take your holiday or vacation.

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