We Love —
- Visit the shores of Scotland for an amazing stay in a majestic castle
- Comlongon Castle is an impressive, sprawling, castle that will surely enchant all its guests
- You will stay in a fantastic Four Poster Suite
New Voyage Privé —
Carefully selected by our experts especially for you
Your Destination —
Dumfries also has some great museums. The excellent Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura can be found atop a hill above the west bank of the River Nith and the Robert Burns Centre. This is built partly in a converted windmill. Meanwhile at the west end of Devorgilla Bridge is the Old Bridge House Museum, a series of remarkable collections of objects associated with aspects of life in Dumfries. And on the north eastern edge of the town is the excellent Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum.
Your Hotel —
Comlongon Castle, near Gretna in Scotland, is a restored 15th Century Medieval Scottish Castle Wedding Venue and luxurious Baronial Hotel with 14 individually themed luxury en-suite 4-poster bedrooms.
Steeped in Scottish Border history, Comlongon Castle has fantastic displays of Armour, weapons and banners, whilst the opulent bedrooms boast 4-poster beds and luxurious en-suite bathrooms providing a stunning blend of Medieval and modern luxury.
Comlongon Castle is regarded as one of the finest preserved examples of a border stronghold. Built of pink dressed sandstone, with a rubble insert, on a wide plinth base, to act as a strengthener on what was once marsh ground. Measuring 50 feet square and standing 70 feet high, it retains many original and unusual features.
The Great Hall, used as a meeting, living and banquet room, would have originally been plastered and painted with murals in vivid prime colours, depicting historical, religious and heraldic themes. Around the walls at ceiling level are some fine examples of stone carved corbels, bearing arms of families connected with the Murrays through intermarriage. Above the fireplace is an early 15th century royal coat of arms. All these carvings were at one time highlighted with coloured paint.
The western side of the hall is dominated by the huge open fireplace, an original lintel (long since gone), was replaced by a wooden beam unequal in length, propped up on one end by a carved pillar. Above the lintel is an unusual carved overmantle depicting various plants and heads emanating from a dragons breath, believed to depict the ancient Celtic legend of the green man, or god of spring. To the right of the fire is a small dressing room where the laird would have changed into a variety of outfits, to entertain a constant stream of business delegations and social guests.
Your Room —
This offer is based on a Four Poster Suite.
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay. Just for you: bottle of prosecco, hand-made chocolates.
The castle hotel has two award winning oak panelled restaurants for receptions and a private resident's bar. Chefs specialise in local produce, changing their menus daily.
Your Journey —
Transport is not included in this offer.
Comlongon Castle is situated down a mile long private tree-lined drive in the village of Clarencefield just 15 miles west from Gretna and 9 miles east of Dumfries on the B724, whilst the vast unspoiled region of Galloway is but a short drive.
The entrance to the tree lined tarmac road leading to the Castle is in the village of Clarencefield.
Beware that most Sat Nav systems seem to send motorists the wrong way! If in doubt please call the Castle on 01387 870283 before visiting.