When you visit Scotland, you won't go far without seeing its medieval heritage—there are centuries-old castles from the northernmost reaches of the Orkney Islands down to Edinburgh and Glasgow, with more than a few choices across the Highlands. Better still? Many of these castles have been preserved and updated as five-star hotels, so you, too, can be royal. These are eight of the best.
When you were young, you may have fantasized about being a king or queen and living in a fairytale castle. As you grow up, however, those dreams most likely fade in the face reality. Now it’s time to revive that reverie -- if only for a few days. From loch to glen, we’ve hunted and found the six most stunning castle hotels in Scotland. Check them out.