Lickleyhead Castle, Premnay, Insch, Aberdeenshire, AB52 6PN
Who Am I Contacting?
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.
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.
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.
Getting Here and Getting Around
If approaching from Aberdeen or Aberdeen airport, follow the A96 until the Oyne turnoff (B9002). Travel through Oyne itself and continue for approximately two miles. Take the left turn towards Auchleven (Kirkton road). Once in Auchleven, take the first available left (B992). A rough track leading to the castle is on the left just outside the western end of the village. Large stone gateposts on either side of the track demark it. The track splits after one hundred yards. The right fork is the start of the castle driveway.
If approaching from Inverness, travel south-east on the A96. Take the the B992 through Insch and through Auchleven. A rough track leading to the castle is on the left just outside the western end of Auchleven. Large stone gateposts on either side of the track demark it. The track splits after one hundred yards. The right fork is the start of the castle driveway.
By Other Means
Unfortunately the castle is not easily accessible by public transport, though it is possible. Pickup from Aberdeen airport/train station or Insch train station may be available for an additional fee. Please use the contact form above to arrange. There is a bus (422) that travels to the village (Auchleven) from Alford. From the bus stop in Auchleven it is a ten minute walk to the castle (see above for instructions). There is also the Ready2Go bus service whose vehicles are a little like large taxis for groups! There are some conditions on the service but it is an alternative to using a private taxi firm.