ACKERGILL TOWER: OWN A 15TH CENTURY CASTLE
By Srinka Datta Roy

When the humdrum of life gets to you, it’s time to put on your travelling shoes and set off towards some magical destination that will recharge your batteries. Set in northern Scotland, Ackergill Tower Hotel is just such a place.

While the origins of the Ackergill Tower are unclear, it can be traced back to as early as mid-fourteenth century. Ownership changed hands a few times over the centuries, till finally AmaZing Venues, a British hospitality company, converted the Tower to a luxurious hotel.

What’s a Celtic castle without a ghost or two? Legend has it that in the seventeenth century, the castle was witness to the tragic death of a beautiful young woman. Helen Gunn, also known as the ‘Beauty of Braemore’, was abducted and imprisoned by the owners of the castle. She jumped to her death from the battlements, and her ghost can still be seen roaming the grounds!

If you visit the Tower, you can stay in Europe’s largest tree house, which is part of the hotel’s accommodation. That’s literally living in the lap of nature!

This Scottish castle, with a tree house, pub and six cottages, is on sale again. Are you interested?

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