This is an absolutely incredible place to stay, completely teeming with history and full of quirky and authentic decor. Facilities are everything you need for modern comfortable living within the old historic walls. We were absolutely obsessed with all the original architecture, especially the secret passage ways and grand art work. The place is so huge with such an unusual lay out it takes a minute to get to your bearings, but honestly we found that to be part of the fun! Our hosts were so welcoming and offered some truly interesting insights into the history of the property. I would recommend this stay to everyone of all ages!

- Hannah Smith, UK

Probably the best place we've stayed in the last ten years. We'll be coming back before the next decade is out.

   - John Randles,  England

꿈 같은 3주였다.

시냇물 소리, 양 울음소리, 쏟아질 듯이 많은 하늘의 별들과 맑은 공기.

바쁜 도시생활에서 벗어나 영혼까지 힐링받은 느낌.

근처에 위스키 투어와

국립공원도 강추!

   - Ka Hye Choi,  Korea

Amazing castle to stay at for a special occasion! The gardens and surrounding area/patio outside are beautiful, the interiors and rooms were incredible! We were all amazed when we first arrived and had a tour around the castle. Every room and bathroom so different to eachother. Loved the little chapel such a lovely feature. So much space inside which has everything you need. Beds were so comfy! Just a perfect quirky place for a gathering. We all absolutely loved our stay here, wish we could have stayed longer! The owners also were very friendly and welcoming! Can't wait to come back.

- Kirsty Anderson, Scotland

Scottish Castle For Short-Term Let

Come to stay in this stunning Scottish castle this summer. Set within the idyllic countryside of rural Aberdeenshire this ten acre property provides guests with the opportunity to  truly disengage from the stresses of modern living. Whether your interest is in the fantastic history of the site, the splendour of the interior or the natural beauty of the grounds,  this is the ideal choice for your needs. With eight bedrooms and comfortably sleeping sixteen, this castle is ideal for a getaway with the extended family or for large functions. Space and privacy are guranteed for smaller parties. The east and west wings can be booked separately. The east wing sleeps six and the west wing twelve. Your escape from the present day begins at Lickleyhead Castle!

Who We Are

Mark Davies


Wirral man Mark has nearly forty years of experience in the construction industry. When not using this expertise at the castle he is involved in wind turbine projects all over the world. Pet dogs Jack and Ted are his near constant companions.

Kathy Davies


Kathy has long harboured the dream of her own castle and has fond childhood memories of life in Scotland. She is acting as the designer in the ongoing restoration. She is not afraid to get her hands dirty and is often to be seen with paint brush in hand.

James Davies

General Manager

Lickleyhead Castle is a family business. First son James wears a number of different hats, serving as builder, maintenance man, gardener, computer expert and general manager! He is happily married and has three sons.

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