Overview

Cardross is situated on the fringe of the Scottish Highlands and borders the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.

Just to the north is the Lake of Menteith, the only Lake in Scotland. Under an hour from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth, Cardross is conveniently situated whilst retaining its remote and unique feel.

Cardross offers you a blank canvas to create a perfect event, from an intimate dinner in the house, to exclusive use of any area within Cardross’ ancient oak tree filled parkland.

The house is located close to a number of local churches. Dunblane Cathedral is also less than 30 minutes away. A variety of accommodation is on and close to the estate.

We work with some of the event providers (e.g. caterers, marquees) in Scotland, who help put together a personalised, smooth running and beautiful event that will take advantage of the magnificent location


Opening
Opening

Cardross is not open to the public but is available for weddings, accomodation, corporate hire and filming.

Find Us
Find us

Cardross is 3km South of the Lake of Menteith

19km West Stirling centre (as the crow flies) with the best route along the A8111

31km North of Glasgow (as the crow flies) with the best access along M8-M9 off at J10

69km North West of Edinburgh (as crow flies) with the best access along M9 J10

17km (as the crow flies) from j10 of the M9

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Taxi

Rabs Taxis 01786 812909

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking

Fun Facts

Thought to have been built in 1598 by David Erskine, Commendator, or Lay Superior of Inchmahome Priory where Mary Queen of Scots spent time as a child. Above a window there is a lintel carved 1598. However, there was probably an earlier tower house. The fine ceiling in Cardross’ drawing room is thought to have been created by John Erskine, the 2nd Earl of Mar, for the royal visit of James VI around 1612 to 1630.

The house became neglected until John Erskine, an Edinburgh lawyer from another branch of the family, bought the estate in 1746. This is almost certainly the date that the house was restored, particularly the main dining room with its fine Georgian proportions and features. Around 1780, John Erskine’s son James added two wings in the north front of Cardross. Further alterations were then made in the early nineteenth century, including work on the main entrance hall and stairway, the library and bedroom floor.

Cardross remained an Erskine property until it was bought by the Orr Ewing family in 1920. A choice of the fourth Baronet, it was at this point the house was harled and painted its striking warm ochre and orange colour


Weddings

Beautiful and secluded, it provides a romantic and unique country house location, a private venue that will be yours. Set within 4,500 acres of Scottish countryside, with ancient oak parkland and the River Forth running through, Cardross provides a magnificent backdrop to create your perfect day. Arriving through meandering grounds, Cardross can hold an intimate ceremony and reception for up to 80 guests within the house itself, with its magnificent hallway, sweeping staircase and impressive yet welcoming Georgian rooms. For larger parties, you and your guests can enjoy exclusive use of the estate’s outdoors for a marquee, tepee or yurt reception.


Cardross is located close to a number of local churches and Dunblane Cathedral is also less than 30 minutes away.
Avariety of accommodation is available for exclusive use on and close to the estate, with five holiday cottages As well as two spacious and beautifully decorated bedrooms within Cardross House. Guests are also welcome to pitch their own tents.


There are also plenty of B&Bs, self-catering cottages and hotels nearby. Cardross has a vintage Jaguar XJ6 that can be available for your day to transport you in style to and from your ceremony.
Cardross works with a number of wedding, marquee and catering providers who can help you put together a personalised, memorable and smooth running day that will take full advantage of Cardross’ magnificent location

Facilities

  • Suppliers list
  • Guest parking
  • Wedding planner
  • Bridal suite

Accommodation

A wonderful blend of elegant formality and friendly informality.

For anyone interested in historic Scotland, a stay in Cardross House will not disappoint. Arriving at Cardross, you will meander through elegant parkland leading up to the main house, where you will be warmly welcomed by Sir Archie, Lady Orr Ewing and the family pets.

Entering through the main hall, hung with family portraits and an open fire, you will ascend the grand staircase to your bed and breakfast room – spacious and beautifully furnished and decorated, with stunning views over the Scottish countryside. The main Cardross bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and small open tower room leading off, with dressing table and stool. The second bedroom, known as the ‘South Bedroom’, has a private bathroom looking out over the garden towards the Campsie Hills. Cardross has a fine formal drawing and dining room for guests to enjoy, where you can be shown and talked through the many paintings, portraits and historic features of the house.

Guests will be served breakfast and dinner in the less formal atmosphere of a delightful small Georgian paneled dining room. In the evenings you will be entertained in the charming library in front of a roaring fire or, in finer weather, visitors can relax on the pretty stone terrace and soak up the sun or explore the glorious garden.


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Cardross is an exclusive and versatile venue, ideal for hosting private or public events, from an intimate function or corporate away day in the house itself to larger sporting events, food and music festivals within the grounds.

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Accessible toilets
  • Team building activities
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Lunch
  • Plentiful parking
  • Dinner
  • Refreshments