Surrounded by Glenisla’s stunning scenery, Forter Castle was originally built in 1560 as a fortified tower and enjoys a history as rich as the countryside in which it sits. Destroyed by the Duke of Argyll in 1640, it was painstakingly rebuilt using traditional materials and methods, and restored to its present glory in 1990. Designer Katharine Pooley has transformed the interior into one of luxury and comfort.
Forter boasts all modern amenities and occupies five floors, each reached by a stone spiral staircase. The castle sleeps twelve comfortably; there are three regal four poster beds and three further rooms with the option of double or twins. Each of the sumptuous rooms has its own character and atmosphere and the new addition of storage heaters means that your evenings will be both toasty and relaxing.
The magnificent Great Hall with its impressive oak ceiling spans the entire width of the castle. Traditional Scottish furniture, along with elaborate paintings and tapestries, a log fireplace and mahogany shelving displaying antique books, make a truly traditional Scottish hall complemented with comfort (under floored heating!), relaxing atmosphere and history.
The dining area is offset offering a unique dining experience of pure luxury, seating up to 16.
Your stay at Forter Castle is self-catering. The fully-working modern kitchen with adjoining breakfast room is fitted with the latest top-of-the-range facilities without losing its authentic charming design.
It can even accommodate serving a full wedding party for which you can also use the private chapel - and the services of our award-winning (2AA rosettes), internationally experienced chef John Ramsey. Using only the best local produce John creates a mouth-watering menu to meet your personal culinary preferences.
The Perthshire/Angus areas boast a host of activities, from hiking, mountain-biking, golf and horseback riding - to facilitate viewing much of the magnificent wildlife - , to skiing and snowboarding in the mountains, to aquatic activities at the rivers, lochs, and beaches, to paragliding and bungee jumping for the purest of thrill-seekers.
Number of rooms: 6
- » Exclusive use
- » Excursions
- » Horseback Riding facilities in vicinity
- » Candlelight Dinner
- » Restaurant on request
- » Golf Course in vicinity