Wardhill Castle exterior

On a scorching weekend in June 2018 the world’s media descended on Meikle Wartle. This otherwise peaceful spot of rural Aberdeenshire was playing host to a Game of Thrones wedding. The temporary yet glaring media spotlight honed in on Wardhill Castle.

This is where Game of Thrones co-stars, Rose Leslie and Kit Harington were married. What is more, Wardhill is the family seat of the Leslie clan, of which Rose is a part. In fact her father is Clan Chief.

Photographs of the exterior and interior of the castle have been plastered across news websites the world over and this glorious part of eastern Scotland now has a fame to modern day fame.

Wardhill Castle and 900 years of heritage

Wardhill Castle formal dining room

Daniel Wilcox

Wardhill has been in the Leslie family for 900 years. At its core is a 12th century foundation that was enhanced mostly in the 1600s. More ‘modern’ additions came in the early 1800s to present the spectacular castle you see today.

Stay at Wardhill today and you’ll enjoy all the mod cons of central heating and hot water. You’ll be met with all the grandeur of an architectural step back in time and all the splendour of 21st century touches in the furnishings and amenities.

Gaze up at clan members past and present from their oil portraits adorning the walls. Host a dinner party in the resplendent formal dining room with its deep windows and tall candelabras. Sink into a deep, hot bath after a day on the estate. Sleep deeply in sinfully comfortable beds and wake up to lush views across the grounds.  

Wardhill is set in 250 acres of grounds plus 400 acres of managed woodland to discover. The estate is also home to sheep, which roam the parkland and feed the local community and beyond.

Whether you’re seeking a castle wedding venue or a splendiferous party house for large groups in Scotland, stay at Wardhill, it won’t disappoint. Wardhill isn’t the only stunning Scottish castle available as a holiday home. You can stay in any one of these amazing castles in Scotland