The enchanting Dalnaglar Castle estate is ideally situated on the southern fringe of the Cairngorms National Park. The castle is set upon a naturally elevated site in the heart of Glenshee, which translates as ‘The Valley of Peace’ and is known fondly by the locals as ‘the fairy glen’.
Situated in one of Scotland’s most rugged and spectacularly beautiful glens, the estate lies above the flat-water meadows of Shee Water, which meanders down the wooded vale. No matter which direction you choose to travel in to Dalnaglar, you will find some of the most breathtaking mountain scenery.
Originally an 18th century hunting lodge, Dalnaglar Castle was commissioned by Lord Clyde, Queen Victoria’s banker, and designed by Her Majesty’s architect from Balmoral.
Guests of the estate will enjoy its peace and tranquillity, its surrounding natural beauty and wildlife, and the variety of adventuring opportunities on their doorstep, including the ski slopes of Glenshee, which are a short drive away.
Stroll around the part-open, part-forested 200-acre estate, enjoying the fresh air, and stunning mountain and heather views. The secluded private estate is also home to a diversity of wildlife, including red and roe deer, squirrels and buzzards.
There are lovely walks in the area surrounding Dalnaglar, down by Shee Water, or up the hillside exploring the woodland of the estate or the small loch nestling in a pocket in the hill, the 54 mile Cateran Trail passes through the Estate and the Southern Cairngorms and Cairngorm National Park are right on your doorstep.
Situated on the banks of the River Shee, the estate has a fishing stretch of just under a mile offering excellent salmon and trout fishing for both novice and experienced fishers alike. The Shee Water is located at the head of the River Ericht tributary of the Tay, which is arguably the most important spawning tributary of the whole Tay system and has had a consistently strong run for the last 40 years. The Ericht has a fish counter on it, which regularly sees 10-15,000 fish through in a season which typically runs from May to August.
There is also rainbow and brown trout fishing on our private Loch with a five-person dinghy available for guests to enjoy.
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Set amidst the atmospheric Scottish Highlands, Dalnaglar Castle estate provides the perfect escape from the strains of everyday life.