Barnbougle Castle

A Castle right on the Firth of Forth (with views to die for)

Barnbougle Castle, South Queensferry

The first time you discover Barnbougle Castle is a little like falling in love – you might have heard about it, but until you experience for yourself it’s hard to put into words.

A hidden gem, with its own private beach, it is the ultimate seclusion on the waterfront

Steeped in history (did you know it was once home to a former Prime Minister), it oozes old world charm alongside stunning contemporary styling.

Barnbougle Castle is the kind of place where your parties will go on long into the night and as as the sun goes down, your party spilling out of the banqueting hall onto the terrace, you’ll breathe in your magical surroundings and pinch yourself a little just to make sure you’re not dreaming.

Discover Barnbougle Castle for yourself: Barnbougle, South Queensferry, EH30 9TQ online at Barnbougle Castle or call the team on 0131 331 1888

Niels & Alie love…

The private gates (only those in the know have the code ????)

Highland cows on every turn (take a peak at our Reels for how bold they are)

The epic estate which you’re free to roam and use as a backdrop for beautiful photographs.

The Castle itself; the spiral staircase ; the magnificent Banqueting hall with Ministrel’s Gallery, stunning Scottish Library and the large terrace right on the Forth

The loos (call us crazy but when a wedding venue pays that much attention to the quality of the toilets you know they’re going to look after you and your guests impeccably)


Real life weddings at Barnbougle Castle

Take a peek at some of the events we’ve had the joy of photographing at Barnbougle Castle…

Real Life Wedding: Barnbougle Castle

24 November 2023

Barnbougle Castle in autumn literally glows from the inside out. So it was the perfect location for Babette and Lawrie’s wonderful thanksgiving inspired wedding.  This pair met 59 months ago, yet fit together so well you can’t imagine them not being a couple.

Real Life Wedding: Barnbougle Castle

19 August 2023

Aimee and Michael’s wedding was the perfect blend of romantic chill (think Scottish country castle meets Ibiza vibes) Their ceremony was topped off by an incredible group sing of You & Me by the Wannabies  ably accompanied by some moves on the maracas. It was impossible not to join in.

Real Life Wedding: Barnbougle Castle

29 August 2022

Barnbougle Castle wedding with the most incredible fusion of drums and bagpipes. When these two entered the banqueting hall for dinner the guests (and the Castle) were literally bouncing.

Real Life Wedding: Canongate Kirk, followed by Barnbougle Castle

23 July 2022

There are not enough words to describe how much fun this Barnbougle Castle wedding was. Philippa and Tom are the perfect match and they know how to party. This was the dancefloor of dancefloors.

Real Life Wedding: Dalmeny Kirk, followed by Barnbougle Castle

30 April 2022

Barnbougle Castle wedding

Magic, Sparkle and Love

19 December 2020

These two were among the few who set a wedding date for 2020 and stuck to it. Yes the plans changed slightly along the way (think plan A, plan B…) but in the end celebrating their wedding in the spectacular Barnbougle Castle with their closest family and friends was nothing short of perfect and they wouldn’t have changed a thing.