Two recently refurbished apartments, accommodating from 2 to 16 people, have been created from the family rooms of the castle.

Furnished with antiques with a contemporary twist the spacious rooms look over 800 acres of parkland and offer a complete sense of tranquility. The castle lies between the Angus glens and the unspoiled dune coastline in 800 acres of parkland. It is ideal for families wanting to get away from it all with miles of tracks and estate roads. We have brand new bikes for hire, great fishing on the Southesk river just 10 minutes’ walk away and brilliant golf courses in the area. All bedrooms have their own bathrooms and the reception rooms are well equipped. The two apartments are in adjoining areas so can be used for larger parties and celebrations.

Find Us
Find us

1 mile inland from the Montrose Basin and between the towns of Brechin and Montrose. On the east coast of Scotland north of Dundee and south of Aberdeen. A short distance off the A90.

The mainline East Coast train comes direct to Montrose just 6 miles away. A car is advisable but not necessary.


  • Free
There are plenty of spaces just outside the building.


ABK Cabs in Brechin 01356 622228

  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Group Visits
Group Visits

Group visits by appointment only and includes light refreshments, e.g. tea and coffee.

Email estate@southesk.co.uk or call on 01674 810209

A word from the owner

There is a very friendly ghost in what was the nursery. A governess dressed in grey who tucks small children in.

Things to See

Fun Facts

In 1859 The Earl of Southesk set off for the Rocky Mountains and gained the accolade of being Alberta's first tourist. He traded with the Native Americans and brought back many different animals - all of which were eaten on his intrepid travels with his gamekeeper and now are displayed in the entrance hall. . The castle has been home to the Carnegie family for over 600 years. One of the daughters of the first Earl of Southesk married the Marquis of Montrose and we have his wedding portrait here. The Marquis was one of the most romantic figures in British history, led a campaign of dashing brilliance as Royalist captain general in Scotland against the Covenanters. He was hung drawn and quartered when Charles II betrayed him. The 5th Earl was attainted for supporting The Old Pretender and they both spent the last night on Scottish soil at Kinnaird before sailing from Montrose.


The parkland is a safe haven for all guests coming for a holiday. There are follies and woodland to play in and the estate roads are ideal for bicycles.