Accomodation

Accommodation

As the castle is normally used as a youth hostel, we have plenty of beds on offer!  As you can see they are not deluxe four poster bedrooms but they are comfy bunk beds (honest) and you shouldn’t be packed in like sardines as the castle sleeps 159 people.

We understand that youth hostelling isn’t for everyone, so if you would rather stay elsewhere we have provided some details below.

There are 27 rooms in total, varying in size from 4 beds to 14. We will make every effort to give people rooms of their own, however priority will be given to families. It would be really helpful if you could try and arrange yourselves into groups of at least 4 to a room to make it easier for us to allocate you into rooms with people you don’t mind sharing with. Girls & Boys dorms are available if anybody prefers. None of the rooms are en-suite but there are a number of toilet & shower facilities throughout the castle.

We have exclusive use of the castle with accomodation included, so if you would like to stay at the castle, we would appreciate a contribution towards the cost of the rooms. The price will be £55 per person for 3 nights including welcome dinner. This can either be paid by cheque (made out to either of us and sent to our contact address) or bank transfer (please email if you’d like to pay by this method). You can of course stay for only 1 or 2 nights but we hoped to make the trip up more worthwhile by providing the third day. It is a beautiful area of the world with plenty to do (especially if you like whisky).

If you wish to stay outside of the castle, here are several options within a few miles of Culrain, listed below.

Please note that the castle isn’t really walking distance from any of these and there is only one taxi service in the area which we need to pre-book, so if you would like to make use of this service please let us know.

Balinroe (B&B), Culrain

2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin - can add extra single bed if need be), £20 per person per night, Tel. 01863 766 841

Distance from Carbisdale: ~1.5 miles

Dunroamin Hotel, Lairg Road, Bonar Bridge, IV24 3EA

5 bedrooms, Rooms from £45, Tel. 01863 766 236

Distance from Carbisdale: 5.4 miles (~12 mins drive)

The Bridge Hotel, Dornoch Road, Bonar Bridge, IV24 3EB

14 bedrooms, Singles from £32, doubles from £60, Tel. 01863 766 685

Distance from Carbisdale: 5.3 miles (~13 mins drive)

Kyle House (B&B), Dornoch Road, Bonar Bridge, IV24 3EB www.smoothhound.co.uk/hotels/kyle.html

5 bedrooms, Prices from £22 per person, Tel. 01863 766 360

Distance from Carbisdale: 5.3 miles (~13 mins drive)

The Invershin Hotel, Sutherland, IV27 4ET

8 bedrooms Sutherland, Prices from £27.50 per person, Tel. 01549 421 202

Distance from Carbisdale: 8.5 miles (~17 mins drive)

Aultnagar Lodge Hotel, Lairg, IV27 4EX

18 bedrooms, Rooms from £30

Distance from Carbisdale: 11.4 miles (~21 mins drive)

Morangie House Hotel, Tain, Ross-shire, IV19 1PY

26 bedrooms, Singles from £70, doubles from £55 per person, family room from £120, Tel. 01862 892 281

Distance from Carbisdale: 18 miles (~30 mins drive)