Kilconquhar Castle Estates: "Fabulous location in rural Scotland" Kilconquhar Hotel Tip by 6mirror

Kilconquhar Hotels: 2 reviews and 5 photos

  Kilconquhar Castle
by 6mirror
  • Kilconquhar Castle - Kilconquhar
      Kilconquhar Castle
    by 6mirror
  • Outbuildings on Estate - Kilconquhar
      Outbuildings on Estate
    by 6mirror
  • Our villa on the Estates - Kilconquhar
      Our villa on the Estates
    by 6mirror
  • View from patio - Kilconquhar
      View from patio
    by 6mirror
  • Along a walking/riding path to village - Kilconquhar
      Along a walking/riding path to village
    by 6mirror

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
Theme: Other

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Oct 12, 2011
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“Happy to see the world!”

Online Now


Ranked Member
Member Rank:
2 6 5 6 1

Have you been to Kilconquhar?

  Share Your Travels