KELBURN CASTLE: Is close by. It dates from the 13th Century and is the longest lived in house by the same family in the whole of Scotland, the Boyle family, now the Earls of Glasgow. It has all sorts of attractions open to the public, and has a most extraordinarily exciting graffiti painted by Brazilian graffiti artists over the entire tower.
MANY MUSEUMS: Especially to do with Robert Burns in and around Ayr near where Robert Burns was born
GLASGOW: Long known as the second city of the Empire with appropriate buildings to boot, hit hard times, but now springing back with entrepreneurial and artistic vigour. A fascinating city with some of Britain’s finest museums. Kelvingrove, the Burrell etc. Less than an hour away . EDINBURGH. Less than 2 hours away. The capital of Scotland and one of the most beautiful cities in the whole world with all the facilities to boot.
DELIGHTFUL RESTAURANTS: Some close by, some worth a destinational trip, amongst the latter being the Colintraive Inn, in the Kyles of Bute, Inver Cottage, The Oystercatcher Inn and Portavadie all on Loch Fyne, and all available via a delightful ferry trip to Dunoon which is officially in the HIGHLANDS and the entrance to a different Highland world of intrigue, romance and Sir Walter Scott.
BESPOKE SERVICES ON REQUEST
CHEF: We can put you in touch with a top quality 5 star chef who will offer a whole range of catering services from cooking to waiting at table. Please give us several weeks notice.
TOURS: We can organise tours for guests to the surrounding countryside and indeed further afield. We are in the heart of one of the main areas where OUTLANDER was shot and can put you in touch with bespoke tour operators who can collect you and drop you off.
SPORTING ACTIVITIES: We can help organise visits to local sporting activities including golf, sailing and fishing.
WE COULD BANG ON AND ON: And yes, probably have, but I’m sure you can also do your own research online, BUT, by gracing us with your presence at Knock Old Castle you have come to a fascinating part of Scotland and we hope that the Castle itself might be one of the highlights.
With very best wishes from the owners, Bruce and Nicky Walker.
THANKS FOR COMING, HAVE A GREAT TIME AND ENJOY YOURSELVES