Kilconquhar Castle Estates: "Fabulous location in rural Scotland" Kilconquhar Hotel Tip by 6mirror
Kilconquhar Hotels: 2 reviews and 5 photos
Spent a week at this medieval castle estate turned modest resort during early May. Being off season, not much of the facility was functioning, but that's not why we stayed there. It was for the novelty of staying on the grounds of an historic castle in rural Scotland and near quaint fishing villages on the North Sea coast, yet not far from St Andrews, Edinburgh, and other more popular places. For this reason I recommend this resort.
We stayed in a spacious, comfortable 3-bedroom full villa a short walk from the restored 15th century castle itself. On grounds was a delightful pub and a nice restaurant in the castle, an indoor pool and sauna, a small store, tennis court, horse stables, and acres of picturesque walking and horse riding trails. Most of the staff was friendly and helpful, one or two were curt. Another short walk took us to the sleepy village of Kilconquhar, very quaint and picturesque, with a beautiful church, adorable wee pub, and gorgeous views.
Best service was the pre-arranged motor coach day tours with a company that the resort contracts with. We pre-paid for 3 such tours plus a customized tour just for our party with a wonderful tour guide, Craig, who absolutely outdid himself!
Unique Qualities: It was a once in a lifetime experience, but I would not likely go back. There are other, less expensive accommodations in nearby villages (but without a medieval castle and tour service).
Address: Elie, Scotland
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Price: US$180 and up
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