Mingary Castle

“The wild landscape of Ardnamurchan provides an impressive backdrop for an equally impressive daily changing menu.” - AA Inspector



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Mingary Castle is a really unusual and striking property, uniquely built inside the curtain walls of a 13th-century castle. It’s full of charm as well as character, and guests can gaze at the Isle of Mull, just across the water, from the viewing platform. The small restaurant is the perfect setting for some stunning modern Scottish cooking, demonstrating great technical skill as well as the wonderful local larder. The eight-course tasting menu changes daily, and might take in precisely flavoured oyster ice cream, superb beef tartare, and Isle of Wight tomatoes with basil granita and goat’s ricotta, as well as fantastic breads and line-caught mackerel from the Sound of Mull.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Mingary Castle


Opening times
  • Closed: Monday, January to March
Food and Drink
  • Cuisine style: Modern Scottish

About the area

Discover Highland

Apart from the Orkneys and the Shetlands, Highland is Scotland’s northernmost county. Probably its most famous feature is the mysterious and evocative Loch Ness, allegedly home to an ancient monster that has embedded itself in the world’s modern mythology, and the region’s tourist industry. Monster or no, Loch Ness is beautiful and it contains more water than all the lakes and reservoirs in England and Wales put together. The loch is 24 miles long, one mile wide and 750 feet deep, making it one of the largest bodies of fresh water in Europe. 

At the very tip of the Highlands is John o’ Groats, said to be named after a Dutchman, Jan de Groot, who lived here in the early 16th century and operated a ferry service across the stormy Pentland Firth to Orkney. In fact, the real northernmost point of the British mainland is Dunnet Head, whose great cliffs rise imposingly above the Pentland Firth some two miles further north than John o’ Groats.

The Isle of Skye is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. Its name is Norse, meaning ‘isle of clouds’, and the southwestern part of the island has some of the heaviest rainfall on the whole of the British coast. Despite this, it’s the most visited of all the islands of the Inner Hebrides. It’s dominated from every view by the high peaks of the Cuillins, which were only conquered towards the end of the 19th century. 

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