Enjoy your stay at this unique accommodation, the Lady Maxwell room, in the gorgeous Buittle Castle. The dense history and beautiful surroundings are sure to make for an amazing stay, in the heart of the vibrant Scottish landscape.
The Lady Maxwell Room is steeped in the the rich history of Buittle Castle, and this unique accommodation has a queen bed and is on the ground floor, with its own private access to the courtyard and has its own ensuite bathroom with shower.
The room is beautifully decorated in the Gothic Revival and Arts and Crafts styles. A descendant of a medieval resident of Buittle Castle, Lady Devorguilla of Galloway, Lady Maxwell was and was a great supporter of the Arts and Crafts movement and aided in the founding of the National Trust for Scotland.
Buittle Castle, a site of significance in Scotland’s history, is now in its 30th generation of family ownership, broken only by a brief 60 year period, when it was outside of the hands of the long string of descendants who have lived at this historic fortalice. The castle’s current owners are decedents of the Balliols who once occupied and ruled this Royal burgh and they are restoring and revitalising its grounds with respect to its medieval occupants, and its long history since Roland of Galloway fortified the site in stone 850 years ago.
The history of Buittle Castle properly begins with the Lords of Galloway, particularly in the 12th and 13th Centuries, but the history of the site as a strategic outpost extends back to the Roman period and beyond, when the site was a crossing point of the Urr Water. Even before this, evidence has been found of several Iron Age round houses which were once on the site. Eventually the lands came into the hands of the powerful Lords of Galloway, who fortified the promontory further, creating a formidable motte and bailey castle.
Buittle Castle, unlike many such buildings, remains very much a working building, and so retains the feel that these buildings had when first built, surrounded by formal gardens, livestock, vegetable growing and pleasure grounds.
Breakfast is included in the rate, and is served in your guest room or in the Great Hall
Your hosts are proud to serve a Scottish breakfast cooked from both locally sourced and homemade produce, including eggs from their own hens. B&B guests are encouraged to enjoy the gardens and grounds of Buittle Castle. There is plenty to discover in the four and a half acres of gardens, walks, meadows, and historical buildings, or you can use the castle as a base for a wider-reaching Scottish adventure.
Explore the vibrant landscape of South West Scotland
Stay in the historic landmark, Buittle Castle
Learn about the rich history behind this beautiful castle, explore the grounds and gardens
Buittle Castle, the historic seat of the Balliol Kings, is currently owned by cousins James Cavendish & Tobias Parker. James is the 24th great grandson of Lady Devorguilla, and the cousins have re-acquired the castle after roughly 60 years of it being out of family ownership. The site is also home to a working printing office specialising in craft letterpress printing and bookbinding, and a medieval chapel, with an interesting Jacobite history, in which services are regularly celebrated. Timothy is the Castle housekeeper, and attends to the needs of guests during their stay.
You will be staying in Buittle Castle, Scotland’s ancient capitol and seat of the Balliol Dynasty. This iconic castle is in Castle Douglas, right in the vibrant Scottish landscape of Dumfries and Galloway.
Located just a 20 minute drive from Dumfries station, the castle is a 7 minute drive from Dalbeattie and a 10 minute drive from Kippford Beach. The beautiful scenery, wonderful coastline and quaint seaside towns of the area will make your stay a memorable one.