Stately style meets boutique sensibility at this Scottish castle escape

Luxury Hotel near glasgow

  • Restaurant overseen by culinary connoisseurs Albert and Michel Roux Jr
  • Palatial, period-rich rooms with heart-stealing views
  • A short drive from the galleries and museums of Glasgow

Crossbasket Castle

There’s a story behind every staircase and soaring turret of Crossbasket Castle. You could be hanging your clothes in the Duke of Cambridge’s wardrobe one minute. Then gazing at the grounds that once belonged to Charles Macintosh. From its 15th-century Robert the Bruce roots to coveted contemporary status, weekend breaks to wedding celebrations, Crossbasket Castle is a landmark Scottish retreat.

Roll up the drive in a 4x4 – or arrive in style by helicopter – to the entrance of this clotted cream-coloured castle. Grand, canopied beds and light-filled, antique-dotted suites await. Before you make it upstairs, settle into the wood-panelled library or a window seat. As you admire the views, indulge in a delicious afternoon tea or sample some of the smooth whisky selection. Just leave room for dinner, courtesy of the Roux family.

Outside, the River Calder runs through the estate. Pick up a hotel fishing rod and see if you can catch Brown Trout, or venture further afield for salmon. High Blantyre puts historical relics, iconic golf courses and some of Scotland’s most dramatic scenery at your feet. There’s plenty near Crossbasket Castle for families, too. If you’ve a cultural getaway in mind, Glasgow city is just 15 minutes away. A hub for museums, architecture and boutiques – not to mention the SSE Hydro arena – it buzzes around the clock.

  • 9 rooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 floors

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The rooms

Location

Things to enjoy

Key Features

Air conditioning

Lounges/bars

outdoor

18 and 9 hole course

Pool

24-hour room service

Wedding services

Check in
  • 1430
Check out
  • 1100
Services & Facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible parking
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Catering services
  • Child programs
  • Children welcome
  • Concierge desk
  • Conference space
  • Doctor on call
  • Elevators
  • English breakfast
  • Family plan
  • Free high speed internet connection
  • Free parking
  • Full service housekeeping
  • High speed internet access for laptop in public areas
  • Hotspots
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Lounges/bars
  • Meeting rooms
  • Newspaper
  • outdoor
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Security
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Turndown service
  • Wakeup service
  • Wedding services
  • Wireless internet connection
Room Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • AM/FM radio
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Bathtub
  • Color television
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • High speed internet connection
  • High speed wireless
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Remote control television
  • Safe
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detectors
  • Telephone
  • Turn down service
  • TV
Recreation
  • 18 and 9 hole course
  • Fine dining
  • Horse racing
  • Indoor pool
  • Pool
  • Squash court
  • Tennis court
  • Wine tasting