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PLANNING A STAYCATION?

Shieldhill Castle has something for everyone. Stunning scenery, fresh vibrant countryside, tasty food and plentiful refreshments available for your every need. Experiencing a short break in this stunning location will make you fall in love with your local area all over again. So what are you waiting for? Start planning and discover one of the most beautiful and best staycation locations this summer, Join us at Shieldhill Castle.

STAYCATIONS OPTIONS 

Glamping in our Scandinavian Lodges : Fancy having a weekend outdoors but still want all your home comforts? Then glamping should be right up your street. Our stunning Scandinavian Lodges situated in our grounds are here to provide just that! These lodges provide the perfect balance between natural and luxury settings, with full access to all the castle facilities during your stay.

The Courtyard:  The Courtyard rooms are the perfect retreat to get away from it all, suitable for large families with interlinking rooms to keep an eye on the little ones but still have your own space. Whether you are celebrating a big occasion or just fancy some time to relax and unwind, whilst staying in our courtyard in these peaceful surroundings offers you a sense of escape with the ones you love. Not only that our courtyard rooms are pet friendly.  Enjoy relaxing walks around the castle grounds , beautiful walks in the surrounding countryside or take an energetic hike to nearby Tinto.

The Castle: There is no better feeling than being tucked up in bed in luxurious and cosy surroundings. If you’re planning a staycation and need somewhere to rest your head, a superb dining experience or a romantic getaway, then our castle rooms are perfect  for you. The unique balance of classical boutique and 5-star luxury , Shieldhill Castle  has a wide selection of rooms to choose from to suit all tastes and budgets.

Whilst you’re staying with us we would be delighted to help you with any plans for your stay.  We would highly recommend a walk up Tinto Hill, a visit to the local market town of Biggar or the beautiful town of Peebles which is a short drive from Shieldhill. Below are a list of great locations and attractions to visit on your stay. 

By Car:

  • Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum- 7 min (3.8 miles)via Shieldhill Rd and B7016
  • Biggar Gasworks- 7 min (3.8 miles)via Shieldhill Rd and B7016
  • Little Sparta – 17 min (8.7 miles)via Shieldhill Rd
  • Bubbles Factory- 25 min (14.6 miles)via A721
  • Five SisterS Zoo- 33 min (20.3 miles)via A70
  • Hamilton Water Palace – 43 min (25.2 miles)via A721
  • M & D’s Scotland’s Theme Park – 45 min (26.8 miles)via A721
  • Discover Amazonia – 46 min (27.0 miles)via A721
  • Summerlee- Museum of Scottish Industrial Life- 52 min (29.0 miles)via A721
  • World of Wings Bride of Prey Center- 55 min (30.5 miles)via A73

By Foot:

  • Tinto View- 2 hr 20 min (5.7 miles)via Shieldhill Rd
  • Culter Fell- 2 hr 56 min (8.8 miles)via Birthwood Rd

 The Castle can also accommodate a range of activities and caters for breakfast, afternoon teas, bar menu and a la carte dining options however please let us know if there is anything specific that you would like to do during your stay and we can arrange this for you. 

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Planning the perfect event

1. What is your event

Planning  the perfect event should be a fun process between the planner and the venue which at Shieldhill Castle we aim to achieve.  The first step is always to just sit back and really think about what the exact objective of the event you are planning is. Why is this specific event being planned? Whether it’s a fundraiser or a special birthday party, it really helps to put everything into perspective before coming to chat to our events and wedding coordinator so we organise your exact visions. Take every aspect into consideration, what is it you are trying to accomplish exactly at this event? What do you want you’re guests to feel after leaving? Think about all the great memories you want to create for those guests. You want them to be in high spirits and be in a great mood throughout the event. Write it all down to keep track of your ideas and use it as a reference point when starting the event planning process with us  and remember to always try to see through the eyes of the guests at the specific event but take high considerations into yourself as well..

2. How to make the event your own?

There really is nothing better for your event than making it uniquely yours which at Shieldhill Castle we pride ourselves in ensuring you do so. Your guests will walk away with a memory that they can never forget. Planning a unique event has its creative edge, but at the same time it has to have realistic visions.. Browse through magazines and catalogs, check out other events or weddings that we have hosted so you can get a better idea of what all the latest trends and themes you can go for.  You can use all that information for baseline for your event and then add your own special twist on things as you move through the process with our events and wedding coordinator. 

4. Write your own To-Do Lists

There is one thing that you can never go without when planning a great event, and that is a lot of well organized to-do lists. Be assured that we will have all your ideas and inspirations noted down for your special event, but having everything in writing will help to make things you are planning clearer. It gives you a complete sense of control throughout the planning process and we shall support you the full way. Don’t be hesitant in sharing your list with us, no idea is to big or too small and Shieldhill Castle will aim to archive them all. 

5. Getting planning 

There really is nothing better than the thrill of seeing your vision brought to life and knowing that all your hard work is going to pay off once you see the smiles on your guests faces. By following these simple steps you are sure to have the event you have been dreaming of and give your guests a party they will always keep in their memories for years to come. Good luck, get planning and get speaking to Shieldhill Castle to book your special event or day today at events@shieldhillcastle.com

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Join our Virtual Wedding Show

It’s the final chance this month to join the Virtual Wedding Show. This week you have the opportunity to speak to our Wedding Coordinator and our special guest speaker Helen Barrington, Photographer from HB photography.

To find out more about holding your wedding at Shieldhill Castle and how to capture your special moments on film please join us this Thursday from 6pm to 7pm. Book now.

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Meet our team member behind Shieldhill Castle Marketing… introducing Andrea Cochrane.

Andrea is part of the Shieldhill Castle team providing you with fantastic content on current castle news, events and renovations.

“ It has been nothing less than extraordinary seeing Shieldhill Castle transform into something even more beautiful than it was before. Capturing content and sharing information with customers has emphasised the importance Shieldhill Castle has over so many people, past, present and future.

This role in Marketing has impacted my life and I am grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of this special venture.“

To read more news or updates from our team check out the Castle News at https://shieldhillcastle.com/

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Join our Virtual Wedding Show

Have you booked in for the Virtual Wedding Show this Thursday at 6-7pm? If not there is still time to join our Wedding Coordinator and special guest speaker Laura Thompson, Kilt Provider from Panache. 

If you are interested to find out more about Shieldhill Castle Weddings and information on the perfect custom made kilt  please join us.

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Mothers Day Vouchers

Every day should be Mother’s Day! Although this year, Sunday 14th March is the day to really let her know how special she is to you. Mums have had to adjust in all sorts of ways in the last year, whether it’s home schooling, juggling work, missing their grandchildren or helping out in their community. 

This Mother’s Day, more than ever, Mum deserves a special treat.

Choose the perfect Mother’s Day present with a Shieldhill Castle voucher.

To order your Shieldhill Castle voucher

Please contact reception@shieldhillcastle.com 

or call 01899 221331

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Join our Second Virtual Wedding Show

“This event was helpful, well organised and very informative.

It was great to see how they are progressing with the renovations. The Castle looks stunning. 

Thanks Shieldhill Castle and Lynn for your time. ”

We have our next virtual wedding show this Thursday with our special guest speaker Kieron O’Neill, Musician from Arcadia Music.

If you are interested in learning more about our venue and how to choose your wedding music, please join us this Thursday at 6pm-7pm.  

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Join our first virtual wedding show

We are so excited to be launching our very first Virtual Wedding Show this Thursday.  We are also delighted to have our first special guest speaker Lynn Murphy, Florist from The Secret Garden join us on the call. 

“Hi, I am Lynn Murphy, age 37, I own ‘The Secret Garden’ and I am very excited to be linked with Shieldhill Castle”

With over 17 years experience working in the florist industry and training with some really  big names in the business Lynn decided that after having her beautiful children to open shop herself, bringing life to “ The Secret Garden”. Where she now has a lovely little shop in Biggar where she designs and creates gift flowers for all occasions. 

So if you’re interested in finding more about our venue or even more information on what flowers would suit your wedding theme then join our Wedding Coordinator and Lynn Murphy this Thursday at 6pm-7pm. 

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Join our first virtual wedding show

We are so excited to be launching our very first Virtual Wedding Show this Thursday.  We are also delighted to have our first special guest speaker Lynn Murphy, Florist from The Secret Garden join us on the call. 

“Hi, I am Lynn Murphy, age 37, I own ‘The Secret Garden’ and I am very excited to be linked with Shieldhill Castle”

With over 17 years experience working in the florist industry and training with some really  big names in the business Lynn decided that after having her beautiful children to open shop herself, bringing life to “ The Secret Garden”. Where she now has a lovely little shop in Biggar where she designs and creates gift flowers for all occasions. 

So if you’re interested in finding more about our venue or even more information on what flowers would suit your wedding theme then join our Wedding Coordinator and Lynn Murphy this Thursday at 6pm-7pm. 

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Can’t wait to see the extensive renovations? Have a sneak preview right here!

We would like to show you a sneak peak of our progress, which includes recent renovations at Shieldhill Castle. We hope to welcome you back soon to see the rest.
Meanwhile if you have a celebration, special event, or a wedding date that you would like to discuss with us please contact our events team.We are excited to meet you.
Contact: events@shieldhillcastle.com