Fonab Castle Hotel

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Fonab Castle Hotel
Fonab Castle Hotel
Fonab Castle Hotel
Fonab Castle Hotel
Fonab Castle Hotel
Fonab Castle Hotel
Fonab Castle Hotel
Fonab Castle Hotel
Fonab Castle Hotel
Fonab Castle Hotel
11 May 2021

Nestled in the heart of Highland Perthshire, Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa is a truly unique five star hotel. Lovingly restored, it draws inspiration from its historic past and breath-taking surroundings whilst adding the odd contemporary twist. It really is ‘beyond the ordinary’.

With surroundings as stunning as ours, you simply have to have a bedroom to match. From the contemporary Loch View Rooms through to the decadent Castle Penthouse, each one of our 42 bedrooms and suites has been individually designed.

Fonab Castle brings together a captivating past and luxurious present, making it something very special in the heart of Tummel Valley. Surrounded by breath-taking Ben Vrackie and awe-inspiring Loch Faskally, it boasts commanding views of the stunning Scottish Highland scenery.

Castle Penthouse
Fonab Castle’s flagship Penthouse Suite sits on the building’s fourth floor with unrivalled views over the Perthshire Highlands. Inside, Ulf Mortiz glass studded wallpaper adorns the walls which are beautiful decorated in muted velvet creams. Its separate dressing room with power shower adds extra luxury.

A high vaulted wooden ceiling and original panelled walls frame the Penthouse Suite, which focuses around the impressive centrepiece, the And-So-To-Bed 7 foot Dickens Nickel bed. With a set of steps, just in case.

Woodland Suites
Experience all the beauty of the Highland surrounding from a Woodland Suite, decorated with rich, warm colours in keeping with Fonab Castle’s unforgettable location. Nestled in the contemporary wing of our traditional Castle, our Woodland Suites feature glass balconies or enclosed patios.

The Woodland Suites are well lit with ceiling spot lights, table lamps and natural light flooding in through two patio doors. One Woodland Suite is accessible with a wet floor shower. Woodland Suites are not loch facing.

Superior Loch View Lodge Room
Very spacious luxurious room with contemporary décor. 7ft bed and relaxing sitting area with sofa and armchairs, located in the lodge building adjacent to the Hotel. Floor to ceiling windows offering stunning Views over Loch Faskally towards Ben Vrackie and Craigower Hill.

Rooms have either a patio or balcony. Spacious en-suite with waterfall bath and separate shower. 55 inch LCD TV, Nespresso coffee machine, state of the art entertainment system, Egyptian cotton linen, choice of pillows, bathrobes, slippers, toiletries, mineral water and hospitality tray are provided as standard in all of our rooms.

Food & Drink
Such a unique Tummel Valley setting warrants divine dining
From an evening tipple in the Lounge Bar to 3 AA Rosette awarded fine dining at Sandemans, Fonab Castle has a setting for every mood.The Brasserie offers laid back loch-side cuisine, perfect for leisurely lunches or a great spot for whiling away the hours.

Sandemans Fine Dining
3 AA Rosette Award-Winning Restaurant
Sandeman’s is all about familiar classics with a twist. Mouth-watering seven-course tasting meal from our gourmet menu boasts dishes that have been prepared to perfection. Sultry interiors in our wood-panelled restaurant set the scene for a very special experience.

Indulge in finer tastes all served up in our atmospheric award-winning restaurant. Your experience is complete with a selection of fine wines from our 3 AA Rosette Wine List, chosen by our Sommelier.

Fonab Brasserie
A one-off Highland dining experience
Find good food without the fuss at Fonab Brasserie. Our relaxed restaurant nestled within Tummel Valley is a charming spot for great dining, throughout the day. In the summer months, unwind on the outdoor terrace with a spot of Afternoon Tea, a refreshing drink or unique Highland al fresco dining experience.

Hearty full breakfasts, relaxed lunches, lavish dinners and Afternoon Tea can all be savoured in an informal atmosphere. The food is matched only by the simply superb views of Loch Faskally and over to Ben Vrackie.

The Lounge Bar
A tipple or two at our loch-side Lounge Bar
The Scottish country house tradition of fine food and even finer drinks is alive and well at Fonab Castle. Whether starting the evening with an Aperitif or ending it with a night-cap, there’s a drink to suit the mood at The Lounge Bar.

Housed at this unusual Castle setting is the unmissable Gin Palace. Its amazing selection of mouth-watering micro brewed and premium gins are the basis of many a fantastic gin-based cocktail, which is showcased in a sensational drinks menu.

The Lounge Bar boasts a superb range of wines and champagnes, carefully selected by our helpful Sommelier, who is ready to help you find the perfect choice. Our wine merchant, Corney & Barrow, masters the whole process from source to cellar.

Sample Scotland’s most famous tastes – whiskies, from local favourites to rare and cask strength bottlings. All the while taking in the great Scottish Highland surroundings.

Pod Dining
For something completely out of the ordinary
Our new Pods are a unique addition to Fonab and quite simply ‘beyond the ordinary’, situated in the grounds and surrounded by nature the Pods command stunning views over Loch Faskally and the grounds of Fonab Castle Estate.

Each luxury Pod offers adjustable heating, mood lighting, personal music system, service button and your very own host to look after you and your guests. The Pods provide a relaxing space which is ideal for drinks parties for up to twelve guests or breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner parties for up to six guests.

Pods are also a creative retreat for small meetings and presentations. Celebrate with the one you love or bring your closest friends for an intimate evening of fine food and drinks, whatever the occasion we promise a truly memorable experience.

Private Dining
For something completely out of the ordinary
A location such as this lends to exquisite private dining parties. Fonab Castle is a Highland Castle which borders on the extraordinary, making it an unforgettable location for meetings and celebrations in a private dining setting.

The calming Loch Faskally and commanding Ben Vrackie serve as the perfect backdrop for your private dinner in the Lounge or Fonab Brasserie. Our Chef will craft a sumptuous menu for your event while our Sommelier is on hand to select a delicious wine to complement your palate.

Afternoon Tea
While away the day
The indulgent past-time of Afternoon Tea is a unique experience at Fonab Castle. Our Executive Chef and his Team have created a unique Afternoon Tea tasting experience, taking all the classic savoury Afternoon Tea flavours and serving them in a modern and contemporary style.

Using some of the finest ingredients to create tasting plates which will give you a fine dining styled Afternoon Tea experience. Tranquil waters of Loch Faskally unfold from your unique spot in the Lounge or Brasserie which boast floor-to-ceiling windows.

The delicious Afternoon Tea is eclipsed only by the view across to Ben Vrackie. Add some sparkle to the occasion with a glass of bubbly or a refreshing Gin & Tonic.

For natural beauty and rejuvenation
It’s no surprise that Fonab Castle is a destination for relaxation. With the rising Ben Vrackie mountain and peaceful Loch Faskally at our doorstep, our Woodland Spa is a haven of tranquillity.

The complete relaxation experience
Take a moment of calm to yourself at our Fonab Spa. Offering signature Matis Facials and using only the finest brands, our treatments and therapies serve to ease away aches and pains, leaving you feeling refreshed.

Step into the utmost in relaxation surrounded by the naturally beautiful settings of the Perthshire Highlands. An oasis of tranquillity awaits in our traditional Castle, complete with views across the loch and mountains.

Treatments & Prices
Feel uplifted in the heart of the Highlands
Ease away niggles and strains or update your beauty regime at Fonab Castle. Our tranquil Castle houses a unique Highland Spa featuring treatments to calm mind, body and soul.

Using the finest ingredients with naturally rejuvenating properties, our experienced therapists provide soothing therapies with a host of benefits.

Spa Days & Breaks
The ultimate Highland Spa escape
Discover something a little different at our Woodland Spa. Fonab Spa Days and Breaks are a more unusual way experience the tranquillity of soothing Spa treatments amidst breath-taking naturally beautiful scenery.

Immerse yourself in relaxation where invigorating treatments and indulgent beauty therapies are available, alongside our calm Spa areas. With stunning Highland mountains rising up around, Fonab Castle’s Spa is a true Scottish haven of peace.

Your fairy-tale wedding in a traditional Highland Castle
Step into a magical Castle location like no other. Fonab Castle’s magical Highland setting coupled with contemporary interiors and unrivalled loch-side views make it perfect for fairy-tale weddings.

3 AA Rosette dining, elegant private rooms for ceremonies and luxurious accommodation for overnight guests unite for something very special. Fonab Castle can take care of the whole day, from start to finish, letting you get on with enjoying this special moment in life.

Services & Suppliers
Taking care of every little detail
Your vision is brought to life by Fonab Castle, a Highland Castle wedding venue that is truly out of the ordinary. Every thread of your magical day is tied together seamlessly by our expert team who can recommend locally based and only the most trusted of services and suppliers.

From videography to children’s activities, our contacts take care of the finer details. Plan a spectacular Highland Castle wedding in the heart of Perthshire at Fonab Castle.

A romantic Highland Castle hideaway
Retreat to our Highland Castle to celebrate the start of married life together. Rose petal turn-downs, bottles of Prosecco, and champagne and strawberries in your room are just some of the little extras you can expect at Fonab Castle.

For something a little more special, our Penthouse Suite spread across on the fourth floor is perfect for a Honeymoon with its beautiful views, vaulted ceiling and fairy-tale 7-foot bed. Calming Loch Faskally and captivating Ben Vrackie rise up around Fonab Castle, a superb Highland Castle, perfect for a luxurious Honeymoon.

Things To Do
To make your experience even more special we have put together details of all local events and all the outdoor adventures you can have while you enjoy your luxurious stay at Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa.

To make your experience even more special we have put together details of all local events and all the outdoor adventures you can have while you enjoy your luxurious stay at Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa.

Fly through the Air with a Bungee Jump
Amidst the iconic scenery of Highland Perthshire, Bungee jump 40m from the Garry Bridge in the stunning location of Killiecrankie. The first permanent bungee site in the UK after opening in 2011 and since then has had over 30,000 people bungee with us.

Perthshire is a mature sporting destination that offers visitors outstanding sporting experiences amongst stunning and dramatic landscapes.

From game shooting – including pheasant, grouse, partridge, hare and pigeon – to wildfowling, deer stalking (red, fallow, roe and sika deer) – to ‘birdies’ of a different kind with County Clays – the biggest sporting clay pigeon range in Scotland. Air Rifle Shooting and Archery also available.

This is one of the most scenic shooting facilities in Scotland. The shooting centre is the Largest sporting clay pigeon range in Scotland consisting of 14 stands each incorporating six to nine different targets from bolting rabbits and driven grouse to fast pheasants.

Deer stalking in Scotland has centuries of history and tradition behind it, and is an excellent way to really get to know the country and its wildlife. Atholl Estate is famous for having some of the finest red stag stalking in Scotland, but we also offer hind stalking, along with some roe and fallow.

Whether you’re looking to hunt pheasant, go grouse shooting or stalk deer, we can arrange small walked up shooting days or large driven pheasant and partridge shoots, you will appreciate the high quality of sport on the stunning Perthshire Estates.

Take to The Skies
With one of the UK’s largest helicopter operators
We have teamed up with Heli Air, one of the UK’s largest helicopter operators with bases throughout the UK, to offer you an exhilarating opportunity to experience views of the breath-taking Scottish countryside with bespoke Transfers and Charters, Sightseeing Tours, Heli Dining Experiences and Wedding transportation.

Avoid the rush hour traffic and admire the wonderful scenery as you take to the skies in your Chartered Helicopter and get your trip to the Highlands off to a flying start.

We can arrange trips for pleasure flying or group incentives or add a touch of glamour to your wedding day. We also work closely with the local Sporting Estate Managers for fishing and shooting trips or play a round on some of Scotland’s world-famous golf courses.

To make your experience even more special we have put together details of all local events and all the outdoor adventures you can have while you enjoy your luxurious stay at Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa.

4×4 Hire
Feel like a local by hiring one of the fabulous road vehicles from Land Rover
4×4 Hire (Scotland) Ltd is one of Scotland’s leading prestige self-drive companies. Feel like a local by hiring one of the fabulous road vehicles from Land Rover and you can drive yourself to explore the fabulous countryside.

We can arrange for your vehicle to be delivered to Fonab for use during your stay or they can collect or deliver vehicles from anywhere in Scotland. For airport collections, 4×4 Hire (Scotland) provide an excellent Meet & Greet service.

With a continuously expanding fleet of off road vehicles, 4×4 Hire (Scotland)’s fleet includes the latest Land Rover Vogue and Sport models, All New Discovery, Land Rover Discovery 4’s and Discovery Sport models and Defender.

All vehicles come equipped with a range of essentials and there are many luxury options to choose from. Many also having tow bars fitted as standard.

Explore Scotland
Sit back, relax and let your expert guide tell you stories of the fabulous landscapes you’re driving through. Take your pick from a selection of full or half day tours or create a bespoke tour to take in some of Scotland’s most treasured views and attractions.

No matter which kind of tour you choose, in Scotland you’re never far from fantastic attractions, all set amongst some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the world. Go island hopping and take a trip to Skye or visit Loch Ness and get a feel for the country’s beautiful scenery and rich culture.

Leaving the Fonab Castle Hotel at 10am we travel west following Scotland’s longest waterway, the powerful River Tay, to Crainlarich. On route we will travel along the way of General Wades’ Military Roads and pass through sites of significant Pictish heritage including the ‘Crannog’ at Kenmore.

After a comfort break at Crainlarich we continue north west through stunning Rannoch Moor and the mysterious Glencoe (with an option of stopping at the Glencoe Visitor Centre or the James Bond Skyfall scene). From Glencoe we travel north to Fort William, skirting the beautiful Loch Linnhe. Around 1 pm. we’ll lunch at Fort William’s top rated Ben Nevis Inn.

After lunch and with the Nevis Mountain Range as a backdrop, we’ll continue north with views of Loch Lochy and Loch Oich, stopping at Fort Augustus. At Fort Augustus we’ll visit the daunting Loch Ness and the amazing Caledonian Canal network of locks. It’s then further north along the west side of Loch Ness to Inverness with plenty of chances to spot Nessie!

Along this route, we’ll have the option to stop off at Urquhart Castle or the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition. After a short stop at Inverness, the Highland’s Capital, we return south to Pitlochry driving through the amazing Cairngorms National Park, with you back at the Fonab Castle Hotel between 5 pm and 6 pm. (times are dependent on whether you wish to visit any of the visitor attractions).

To make your experience even more special we have put together details of all local events and all the outdoor adventures you can have while you enjoy your luxurious stay at Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa.

Walking and Outdoors
Enjoy the most beautiful scenery in Scotland
Pitlochry is a walker’s paradise. With its excellent range of well-marked routes, from gentle strolls to challenging hikes. All the Pitlochry walks start and finish in the town centre and they are clearly marked with colour-coded sign posts.

Covering an area of approximately 20 square miles, there are nearly 41 miles of tracks and paths taking you along rivers, crossing burns and roaming loch-side, through woodland and up hills, from where you can see some spectacular views.

To the north is Blair Atholl at the foot of Glen Tilt, one of the most beautiful glens in all Scotland and accessible only on foot. Blair Atholl is the northern end of Perthshire and further north is the Drumochter Pass.

Heading west is Loch Rannoch, presided over by mighty Schiehallion, one of the most popular Munros; this region also gives access to the wilds of Rannoch Moor. The glens here are bountiful, the mountains beckoning and the rivers magnificent.

Highland safaris are a brilliant way to experience the stunning scenery and mass of wildlife in the nearby area.

The safari takes you on a journey through the Highlands, getting you closer to the many amazing animals that inhabit it including deer, grouse, Mountain Hare or Golden Eagle.Get a glimpse into the incredible Highland wilderness that awaits. A great choice for stag and hen groups.

With the breath-taking Ben Vrackie mountain rising up in the distance and the calming waters of Loch Faskally setting the scene, the immediate countryside of Pitlochry is simply awe-inspiring. Get out and about by bike to experience more of it, on two wheels.

Cycling holidays or breaks are popular in the area, and bike is a brilliant way to get closer to the naturally beautiful surroundings. Cycling routes vary to include quiet country roads, circular routes taking in the mountain tops, off-road forest routes, mountain climbs and flowing downhill descents. There’s a cycling route for every age and ability.

The full Highland experience is not complete without a visit to a local whisky distillery and Pitlochry is spoilt for choice when it comes to, a wee dram.

Nearby distilleries include Eradour Distillery, Scotland’s smallest traditional distillery in Scotland which dates back to 1825, Blair Athol Distillery and Bell’s (founded in 1798), there’s a great local selection to choose from.

Take a tour of the nearby distilleries, sample popular and rare blends alike and purchase some to take home with you, a little taste of the Scottish Highlands. Alternatively, sample rare Malts at Fonab Castle’s impressive Lounge Bar.

Visit Blair Atholl for a distillery tour and see how they make uisge beatha from golden malted barley, water and yeast, distilled in traditional copper pot stills and matured in oak casks. Relax and enjoy a dram in their well stocked shop.

The distillery shop stocks a wide range of single and rare malt whiskies, and blended whisky. You will find their own Blair Atholl 12 year old and Bells as well as the range of Classic Malts and Flora and Fauna collection.

Pitlochry Golf Course offers a wonderful blend of exhilarating golf and pure relaxation. The course is open to all – members, visitors and groups and provides enjoyable play for the average player as well as challenges for the advanced. Try your hand on this 18 hole par 69 course with its stunning views and undulating greens.

Said to have been named after Queen Victoria, following her visit to the area in 1866, The Queen’s View in Highland Perthshire overlooks Loch Tummel The Queen’s View Visitor Centre lies at the eastern edge of Loch Tummel and is surrounded by part of the Tay Forest Park.

As well as a stunning viewpoint overlooking the loch and beyond to the iconic Schiehallion, the area offers a range of woodland walks suitable for all abilities. The visitor centre includes a café and detailed information about the forests and area surrounding Highland Perthshire.

To make your experience even more special we have put together details of all local events and all the outdoor adventures you can have while you enjoy your luxurious stay at Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa.

Salmon Fishing on the Tay
Guided Salmon Fishing Service
Nothing compares to the natural beauty & excitement of the Scottish riverbank with one of Scotland’s professional salmon fishing guides.

Our Scottish salmon fishing guide service offers top quality guided salmon fishing experiences on the River Tay, and our guides will ensure your chances of catching salmon are optimised. All salmon fishing equipment, tactical tuition & access to the very best Scottish salmon fishing venues are sourced.

Water Sports
Come and Experience the Thrill of White Water Rafting with Nae Limits
White Water Rafting is an activity for everyone and we offer some of the best White Water Rafting in Scotland. Available all year round with half and full day rafting adventures available for families, stag groups, corporate groups and adrenaline junkies alike.

The Nae Limits Adventure Tubing trip takes you on a journey down the River Garry, along the way you experience stunning steep gorges, class two rapids and optional cliff jumping session, including the option to jump from the famous Soldier’s Leap, 18ft jump.

At Nae Limits they pride themselves in running the best Canyoning trips in Scotland. They run several different levels of canyoning experiences in the beautiful Falls of Bruar. They only use highly qualified, experienced canyon guides for your safety and enjoyment.

The River Tay white water rafting trip covers the 6 mile stretch from Aberfeldy to Grandtully. On the first half of the River Tay white water rafting trip our guides will show you the fundamentals of river rafting, you will get the opportunity to play games, jump in, or just take in the beautiful Scottish scenery.

On the second half of the River Tay rafting trip you will experience the white water rapids, ending on the famous Grandtully Slalom Rapids which are sure to get your heart pumping! As the River Tay is a natural river it tends to be lower over the dry summer months, therefore is the ideal white water rafting trip for beginners and families.

However over the winter months, after lots of rain and snow the River Tay offers up some awesome white water rafting ideal for adrenaline junkies – it’s definitely worth braving the cold for!

The river Tummel is a dam release river just north of Pitlochry, which releases on weekends in June – September. The River Tummel is a very technical river with numerous white water rapids such as Sharks Tooth, Surfs Up and Roller-coaster, but your nerve will be tested on the final rapid… ‘Lynn of Tummel’ an 18ft two tier waterfall!! No experience is necessary but water confidence and a reasonable level of fitness is a must for the awesome River Tummel white water rafting trip!

Canyoning….one of the fastest growing adventure sports in the UK . A canyoning experience has something for everyone; big cliff jumps, small cliff jumps, waterfall swims, slides, caves and a cable ‘via ferrata’ style traverse with a 5 meter slide drop.

This is one of the most beautiful canyon trips in Scotland in the Falls of Bruar. Our Big Buzz canyoning trip is steeper, deeper and more technically challenging. With 10 meter cliff jumps, double tier water slides and a 25 meter waterfall abseil ….. it’s not for the faint-hearted!

The Ultimate way to Experience Loch Tay
A Fascinating Insight into its History and People
This Boat tour gives a fascinating insight into the history of the people of Loch Tay, from the present day to the Neolithic settlements, Crannogs, ancient ruins and local legends. And don’t forget the wildlife and fantastic scenery along the way.

Rooms: 42
Price: from 323 EUR per night


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