Hire The Castle

What fun! You can hire this castle for exclusive events – private group visits, accommodation in 16 bedrooms, fine dining, meetings, weddings, etc. A wonderful comfortable castle set in superb scenery of Royal Deeside. Beautiful gardens.

Andrew and Nicola Bradford welcome you to Kincardine Castle. We’ve been entertaining exclusive groups of guests since 1985. One guest wrote:  “We’ll never forget the extraordinary warmth of your welcome. You two are wonderful hosts and you spoiled us rotten. You have a very special house, and you have the great art of being able to share it with people you’ve never met before, treat them as friends and make the feel completely at home.” That’s still what we do today. Welcome.

Kincardine Castle is an exclusive-use venue near Aberdeen which boasts world-class hospitality and superb cuisine. The grand reception and dining rooms, luxurious bedrooms, impressive meeting room and extensive gardens, make it an excellent location for entertaining. Staying here is not like staying in a fine hotel, but more like being with friends at their grand country house.

House Parties and Corporate Accommodation

There’s no better way to get to know your fellows than to stay as part of a house party enjoying world-class but relaxed and homely hospitality.  Kincardine Castle has 16 comfortable bedrooms and offers exclusive-use accommodation for groups of six or more – up to 29. After a day’s work (or play) you share time together before, during and after dinner in the relaxed splendour of a beautiful country house. You will forever have a memorable shared experience. Particularly with away-days, we often find that ‘team building’ has actually been delivered without any organised games or challenges.

Private Dining

Kincardine Castle offers Private Dining and Dinner Party options for exclusive groups only, with or without accommodation at the castle. You will dine at a polished mahogany table in a dining room surrounded by gleaming silver candlesticks and four centuries of family portraits. Discuss the menu with our chefs beforehand and once this is settled we can suggest fine wines to complement what is arguably the best food in Aberdeenshire.

Meetings & Conferences

With or without accommodation, Kincardine Castle offers exclusivity and total privacy for meetings. The impressive bright Board Room provides excellent discreet and exclusive facilities. With 16 bedrooms available you can enjoy exclusive-use of the castle during the week or at weekends. We provide excellent service, delicious food, fine wines and total discretion; our private castle becomes your Board Room.

Team Building

Inside, outside, or a combination of the two! Kincardine Castle has the space to provide a wide range of activities; these can be brought on site, or we can take you to nearby locations for a spell of team building during a day’s meeting or a conference.


There’s a wide variety of activities available at Kincardine or nearby. Activity providers can bring some of their toys here; we’ve created everything up to a mini-highland games, and even done indoor golf and bridge-building challenges.


Kincardine Castle provides a magical backdrop for your wedding and the food, facilities and service provided will ensure it truly is the best day of your lives.

Marquee Sites

Kincardine Castle is an unrivalled private venue for marquee events. We have three marquee sites with capacities of 150, 200 and over 500.

Concerts and Festivals

Whatever the performance you wish to stage, Kincardine Castle can provide the perfect setting and top class acoustics to complement the show. Whether that’s chamber music, or similar, in an appropriate environment, or a big outside concert or even festival in the castle’s fabulous grounds.

Garden Parties & Barbeques

Our extensive lawns and formal Walled Garden give endless opportunities for outdoor entertainment. Just add champagne, canapés, food, music, fireworks . . . and your imagination.

Tours of the Castle and Gardens with a meal.

For groups of 16 up to 40 and prior arrangement. A humorous and informative talk/tour given by the Laird. Learn about the architects, family history, the art, the gardens and much more. You might find out how Guy Fawkes, Tutankhamun, Jane Austen, Alfred Brendel and Dracula fit into the story and learn how to avoid being eaten by a tiger. Packages are on offer for the tour with lunch or afternoon tea and even a champagne tea.

Find Out More

Would you like to learn more about hiring Kincardine Castle for your next event? Please get in touch with our friendly team to discuss your requirements.


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Some kind words from our previous guests…

“A valuable time, thank you for your warm hospitality, delicious food and graciousness. We had an intense workshop to complete and your beautiful home certainly worked its magic. We will be back I’m sure.”

Andro Donovan
Nov. 2015