Dating back to 1560, Forter Castle is situated in Glenisla, amongst the wild wonders of the Cairngorms National Park and the Scottish Highlands. It combines a rich history with luxurious interiors, full of traditional character and modern comforts.
Set across five floors, the castle accommodates up to sixteen guests in seven individually designed bedrooms and boasts a stunning Great Hall with large fireplace and hand-painted ceiling. You can choose to self-cater, or bring in external catering for one or more nights.
The caste is privy to some of the most magnificent views in Scotland. The beauty of the Scottish countryside can be seen from every window.
Many of the bedrooms have breath-taking views across to the nearby mountains of the Cairngorms.
For us, the highlight is the Lairdâ€™s Room, a chamber which fills the entire footprint of the castle, and boasts its own library area and sofa.
In times gone by, the only way to gain access to Forter Castle was with an army. However, for you and your party, restrictions have been loosened!
The Great Hall
The Great Hall spans the entire width of the castle and is a fabulous space for entertaining or just to relax in on the large sofas. The fireplace dominates the room and, above you, is a hand-painted ceiling documenting the history of the building. The sitting area is perfect for pre-dinner drinks, then gather around the large table (seating 16) for an exquisite Highland feast.
In total, the castle sleeps up to sixteen guests. Ten guests in five four-poster rooms and a further two in Julianâ€™s Room. At the very top of the castle is the Garret, a large room holding four single beds, ideal for children.
Forter Castle makes an excellent location for an intimate Highland wedding. The castle is unique in that it has its own chapel and, with accommodation for 16, this is an ideal number for a smaller occasion, although day events can accommodate up to 24 guests. A list of reputable local contacts is available to you for the likes of catering, hair, make-up and bands. The castleâ€™s expert team will work closely with you to make your perfect day as stress-free as possible.
Forter Castle is fully licensed to host civil, religious, and humanist wedding ceremonies, same-sex marriages and wedding blessings.
The castle has been specifically fitted out with a state-of-the-art kitchen containing all of the equipment needed to help prepare a simple breakfast or create an exquisite banquet. The castle can assist with deliveries from one of its recommended suppliers or external catering can be arranged for either part, or the entire duration, of your stay.
Forter Castle is located in the heart of Scotland, inside the magnificent Cairngorms National Park, making it an excellent base for adventure and leisure activities.
Any time spent taking in the Highland scenery is far from wasted, and the way you experience the countryside is up to you! By foot or mountain bike, the surrounding area offers countless paths and tracks, or perhaps consider travelling by horseback? The local stables can accommodate all skill levels, from the complete beginner to the experienced rider.
Split System Heating
Split System Aircon
- Flatscreen TV
- Full kitchen
- High Speed Wireless Internet
- Purified water provided
- 24 hour security
- Ducted Heating
- Ducted Cooling
Check In/Check Out
- Check In TimeCheck in after 12:00 PM
- Check Out TimeCheck out before 10:00 AM
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