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Discover Rothes Glen

The Luxury Castle for Whisky Connoisseurs

Renovated for the Whisky Connoisseur 

Rothes Glen has 14 king-size en suite bedrooms including one accessible bedroom suite, a stunning drawing room and dining room, breakfast room, library, snooker room, tasting room, whisky vault and tower room. Located in Speyside with views down the glen, the castle is surrounded by 11 acres of grounds and has its own idyllic lochan. The castle has plenty of outdoor terraces, heated kennels and sporting rooms to ensure you can enjoy the best of Speyside’s magnificent scenery. During your stay at Rothes Glen immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Speyside as you explore the finest distilleries, where the art of whisky-making is perfected. Seeking adventure? Why not indulge in exhilarating outdoor activities such as fishing, falconry and shooting, or embark on scenic walks amidst the breathtaking landscapes that surround the castle. Whether its opulence or comfort, luxury feasting or outdoor adventure, Rothes Glen is the ideal place to enjoy the very best Scottish hospitality in the heart of whisky country.

Your Arrival

Dining can be in the sublime grand dining room, informal breakfast room, or, when weather permits, on our outdoor terraces (that doesn’t exclude bespoke picnics, sumptuous cream teas or light lunches which can be served wherever you choose).

The Snooker Room

This is where you gather after dinner for a wee dram, cigar and a friendly (or competitive) game of snooker. The full-size snooker table is surrounded by whisky memorabilia and looks out onto the terraced garden.

The Library

A cosy room and the perfect spot for Afternoon Tea or a game of Backgammon.  Close the door and enjoy some peace and quiet where you can catch up on your favourite book or the latest copy of Whisky Magazine.

The Vault

As well as serving as storage for the cigar humidors, whisky reserves, and the Rothes Glen wine cellar, The Vault contains individual lockers for each room. Here you can store valuable whiskies you may acquire on distillery visits, and if you’re an organiser you can also leave treats and treasures for your guests arrival.

The Breakfast Room

This charming light-filled room is between the kitchen and the dining room. Here you’ll enjoy Violet’s delicious breakfasts and Afternoon Teas.

The Drawing Room

Facing south east the drawing room at Rothes Glen is one of our favourite rooms. This magnificent room has a dual aspect and the bay windows look out across the gardens to the lochan and onto the terraced garden. Cosy up by the open fireplace, challenge someone to a game of chess or tinkle the ivory keys of the grand piano.

The Tasting Room

Home to the Whisky Hall of Fame and the Rothes Glen Old & Rare Whisky Collection, The Tasting Room has a long table exclusively made for us out of old whisky barrels and is the perfect place for a relaxed whisky tasting. Later in the evening the Tasting Room is also home to the Rothes Glen Casino with roulette and blackjack available for the discerning gambler.

The Whisky Observatory

Climb the winding staircase to the very top of the Rothes Glen tower and you reach our new whisky observatory. Wood panelled to mimic the inside of a whisky washback you can sit and enjoy the stunning views with a dram and telescope or read next to the fire in one of our tweed armchairs.

Your Arrival

Dining can be in the sublime grand dining room, informal breakfast room, or, when weather permits, on our outdoor terraces (that doesn’t exclude bespoke picnics, sumptuous cream teas or light lunches which can be served wherever you choose).

Your Stay

This is where you gather after dinner for a wee dram, cigar and a friendly (or competitive) game of snooker. The full-size snooker table is surrounded by whisky memorabilia and looks out onto the terraced garden.

Your Dining

A cosy room and the perfect spot for Afternoon Tea or a game of Backgammon.  Close the door and enjoy some peace and quiet where you can catch up on your favourite book or the latest copy of Whisky Magazine.

Your Experience

As well as serving as storage for the cigar humidors, whisky reserves, and the Rothes Glen wine cellar, The Vault contains individual lockers for each room. Here you can store valuable whiskies you may acquire on distillery visits, and if you’re an organiser you can also leave treats and treasures for your guests arrival.

The Estate

The gardens and grounds of Rothes Glen are extensive, private, and have been lovingly restored since we bought the castle in 2019. Rothes Glen is accessed via a long driveway lined with cherry trees and is surrounded by formal gardens, a scenic meadow, and a private lochan. The formal, private gardens include a terrace rose garden, mosaic topiary garden and extensive lawns for croquet, games or relaxing on one of our sun loungers.

There is a large terrace and fountain, with a garden furniture, and a large firepit, ideal for outdoor dining or barbecues or just enjoying the Speyside sunshine. The formal gardens are surrounded by a beech hedge, and you can stroll down the steps into the meadow towards the lochan, complete with rowing boat, fed by the Granty Burn. You may spot our local osprey, red squirrels, pine martens or resident deer dashing in and out of the trees. Whether it's snowdrops and daffodils in the spring, or rhododendrons and lilies in the summer, the gardens and grounds are exemplary all year round, reflecting the grandeur of Rothes Glen and the beauty of the surrounding Speyside scenery.