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Auchen Castle


The Original Scottish Fairytale Castle


The Original Scottish Fairytale Castle. For when you have found that special person in life, the one that you want to hold onto, there’s Auchen.

Hidden in the Moffat hills – in the heart of Robert Burns country – Auchen Castle was fabulously restored in 2021. There really is no place quite like it.

Every single wedding at Auchen Castle, no matter how big or how small, is original and unique. Whether you’re planning from afar or have some special details in mind, the team at Auchen Castle are dedicated to bringing your love story to life. Runaway trysts for two in a castle turret, intimate candlelit celebrations for your nearest and dearest, or grand castle takeovers… Auchen is the jewel in our wedding tiara and the home of romance.

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Elopement wedding in the grounds of Auchen Castle

Elopement weddings

Just over the Scottish border, close to Gretna Green, Auchen Castle offers a fresh take on ‘runaway weddings’. Elopement weddings at the castle are no less special than traditional grand celebrations. In fact, hosted in a secret turret, they may even be more so. They can be a special moment for just two, or up to eight guests can join you for an utterly unforgettable ‘I do’.

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Ring on a wing

Weddings are filled with memories that will be cherished for a lifetime. The first look at the end of the aisle, the first toast to the married couple, the first dance, the fumbling around for the ring… Why not wow your loved ones by having a beautiful barn owl deliver your rings during the ceremony? Our parliament of impeccably trained owls at the castle are trained to fly indoors or out, delivering your precious rings for the ultimate ’I do’.

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The epitome of castle living

Whether Classic or Suite, dreaming dens at the castle offer a truly royal slumber. Each of the 26 en-suite bedrooms has been individually styled to wow. With a choice of Bridal Suites, and plenty of impressive guest accommodation, our rooms differ in size and stature. Many feature freestanding roll-top tubs, uninterrupted views of the castle’s gardens and private lake, as well as grand spaces in which to relax and lounge.

From fairytale castle wedding sleepovers to post-event slumbers, wherever you choose to rest your head, your room will feature high ceilings, period features, draped canopies and little luxuries. Many rooms at the castle are also dog-friendly.

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Hire the castle for your


With 26 boutique bedrooms, enchanting Italian gardens and opulent interiors, Auchen Castle is the ideal venue for special celebrations. From private dining parties to magical garden get-togethers, our private chef is at your disposal to complement your special celebration with first-class castle cuisine. Not only will your guests dine like royalty but they can also sleep like royalty. Extend your celebrations and invite your nearest and dearest to stay over at the castle. Parties are available for 2 – 100 guests, with up to 52 for sleepovers.

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Bradford on Avon BA15 1UD

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