History

EST. 1536

The Park Estate was originally part of the Royal Forest of Banff and was granted by King Alexander II to a Norman knight, Sir Walram de Normanville in 1242. The current Castle is a large rambling, harled mansion which may have foundations from the 13th Century, but was built or rebuilt into a Z-plan tower house in 1536.

In the 1700’s a number of extensions were added to Park changing it from a fortified house into a large Georgian country mansion and in 1829 the final addition of a Gothic Tower was added.

The Castle belongs to the Campbell Wilson family, and they usually reside in the service flat when there are guests, ready to assist if you need anything during your stay.

The current Laird, is Becky Campbell Wilson a retired Accountant & Treasurer who worked in Corporate Finance. She now runs the estate and looks after two out of her three children who still live at home. She is a keen open water swimmer and runs her own year round open water club on the coast.

Manon is the eldest of Becky’s three children and is in her early twenties and at College studying Science. She is interested in dolphins, Marine life, conservation and anything to do with the sea. She is also a keen photographer and has the Instagram Blog angry.angry.squid.

Inigo is still at school and he is interested in watching films, making films and editing films….he also likes gaming, graphic novels and comics. He is usually not spotted outside of his bedroom.

Archie is also still at school, and if you want a tour guide, he is your man. He likes lego, Minecraft and anything to do with vehicles.

Past to Present

A romantic 16th century pink castle serving as luxury B&B accommodation and intimate wedding venue, close to the beautiful Banffshire Coast.
A romantic 16th century pink castle serving as luxury B&B accommodation and intimate wedding venue, close to the beautiful Banffshire Coast.
A romantic 16th century pink castle serving as luxury B&B accommodation and intimate wedding venue, close to the beautiful Banffshire Coast.
A romantic 16th century pink castle serving as luxury B&B accommodation and intimate wedding venue, close to the beautiful Banffshire Coast.
A romantic 16th century pink castle serving as luxury B&B accommodation and intimate wedding venue, close to the beautiful Banffshire Coast.
A romantic 16th century pink castle serving as luxury B&B accommodation and intimate wedding venue, close to the beautiful Banffshire Coast.
A romantic 16th century pink castle serving as luxury B&B accommodation and intimate wedding venue, close to the beautiful Banffshire Coast.
A romantic 16th century pink castle serving as luxury B&B accommodation and intimate wedding venue, close to the beautiful Banffshire Coast.
A romantic 16th century pink castle serving as luxury B&B accommodation and intimate wedding venue, close to the beautiful Banffshire Coast.
A romantic 16th century pink castle serving as luxury B&B accommodation and intimate wedding venue, close to the beautiful Banffshire Coast.
A romantic 16th century pink castle serving as luxury B&B accommodation and intimate wedding venue, close to the beautiful Banffshire Coast.
A romantic 16th century pink castle serving as luxury B&B accommodation and intimate wedding venue, close to the beautiful Banffshire Coast.
A romantic 16th century pink castle serving as luxury B&B accommodation and intimate wedding venue, close to the beautiful Banffshire Coast.
A romantic 16th century pink castle serving as luxury B&B accommodation and intimate wedding venue, close to the beautiful Banffshire Coast.
A romantic 16th century pink castle serving as luxury B&B accommodation and intimate wedding venue, close to the beautiful Banffshire Coast.
A romantic 16th century pink castle serving as luxury B&B accommodation and intimate wedding venue, close to the beautiful Banffshire Coast.
A romantic 16th century pink castle serving as luxury B&B accommodation and intimate wedding venue, close to the beautiful Banffshire Coast.
A romantic 16th century pink castle serving as luxury B&B accommodation and intimate wedding venue, close to the beautiful Banffshire Coast.
A romantic 16th century pink castle serving as luxury B&B accommodation and intimate wedding venue, close to the beautiful Banffshire Coast.
A romantic 16th century pink castle serving as luxury B&B accommodation and intimate wedding venue, close to the beautiful Banffshire Coast.
A romantic 16th century pink castle serving as luxury B&B accommodation and intimate wedding venue, close to the beautiful Banffshire Coast.
A romantic 16th century pink castle serving as luxury B&B accommodation and intimate wedding venue, close to the beautiful Banffshire Coast.

Testimonials

An amazing experience in beautiful surroundings, can't wait to go back soon.
SueEdinburgh
This is truly a gem of a place to stay and I hope we get the chance to visit again!
KelliTennessee
It was beyond words and every minute spent there was a trip back in history.
PhuyettSt Croix
I stumbled across an absolute gem.
WiwiBrisbane
Decoration is spot on and you feel transported back in time.
JosephAlabama
Becky was a great host and helped us with all of our questions.
JNSt Louis
Becky is a real charmer. We felt like royalty. The rooms are just amazing.
JimArizona
Castle of Park is exquisite. The grounds are gorgeous. Just so, so wonderful!!
MaeveJacksonville
Extra special Had a lovely time.
NicolaAberdeen
This is a family home with lots of warmth and charm.
CarenCanada
Highly recommend, a stay at this magical place x.
SarahInverurie
The best place we stayed in ever.
TonyNew Zealand
We felt like royalty for a couple of days.
AndyBrisbane
Our daughter is talented in art and design, and she spent our entire stay in awe of all the art.
FTPArlington Texas
Would recommend Castle of Park to anyone wanting to get away from it all.
RachelLondon
The understatement of the year is that ‘there is a good art collection’ It was like living in a musuem!
DitaPrague
If you want the experience of staying at a real Scottish Castle.
DavidSan Diego
An art collection to die for, comfortable bed, modern bathrooms, outstanding food.
IanScotland