Jewel of the Scottish Borders. Set in the heart of Robert Burns country only a short drive from Gretna Green, this beautiful 26 bedroom castle boasts magnificent Italian gardens and a private lake. The Beatles, The king of Norway, Margaret Thatcher, Barbara Cartland and Chris de Burgh have all come to stay at Auchen at various points in the castles long and illustrious history. Spires, turrets, gilded staircases and panoramic views await you in this unique and beautiful Scottish Castle.
Set in 35 acres of exotic woodland, formal gardens and Italian terraces, with a reputation for excellent service and great cuisine– your stay at Auchen Castle will be a memorable one.
We've hosted everything from lavish TV celebrity weddings to weddings just for two and this historic castle, set overlooking the glistening lake, is the perfect backdrop for a truly spectacular event.
At Auchen you can relax with an aperitif in the Castle Cocktail Bar, enjoy a lavish meal in the award winning restaurant, and round the evening off with a wee dram in the Garden Lounge. Perfect.
Outside, the castle has a helicopter landing pad, parking for 60 cars and a falconry centre where the birds of prey have been trained to delivery wedding rings in a velvet bag at ceremonies in the garden. Access to the wedding venue is excellent, within easy access of the M74 motorway, just over the Scottish border near to the popular town of Moffat. Nearby are Scottish attractions such as Gretna Green, St Mary's Loch and Grey Mares Tail not to mention Glasgow and Edinburgh - cities that are equidistant from Auchen Castle.
Open 9am-8pm Mon-Sat, 9am-3pm Sun.
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