Castle with £15,000 a night suite will be one of the most expensive hotels in Europe

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A CASTLE in Scotland is soon to be home to one of the most expensive hotel suites in Europe with a £15,000 a night suite.

For the price of a brand new family car you could enjoy the rooms where Queen Victoria honeymooned as well as your own library.

The eye watering price tag was announced by the developer of Taymouth Castle near Aberfeldy in Perthshire.

For those wanting more bang for their buck a 13th share in a suite – which works out as four weeks’ stay – would cost £32,500.

 

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For those wanting more bang for their buck a 13th share in a suite – which works out as four weeks’ stay – would cost £32,500

 

 

Developer Robin Barrasford, said: “People can choose to rent a cast suit comprising the library and the royal rooms, though it will be one of the most expensive hotel rooms in Europe – at about £15,000 a night.

“Americas would love it.”

Currently undergoing renovation work the castle, last occupied in 1979, was once the jewel in the crown of Scotland’s stately homes.

Built in the neo-Gothic style on a lavish scale, no expense was on spared with extravagant carvings, plasterwork and murals.

Queen Victoria spent her honeymoon in the castle in 1842 in a wing built especially for her and her husband, Prince Albert.

It was used as a hospital for Polish troops during the Second World War and later was the Civil Defence Corps training school for Scotland.

The castle was sold in 1922 and became a hotel complete with golf course but has been empty for several decades.

Now plans are now well under way to return it to its former glory with £23m invested in the grade A listed building.

Commenting on the work being carried out Mr Barrasford said: “There are strict rules about how we make the paint for rooms – they has to follow the traditional methods, which involved crushing beetles.

“They couldn’t just nip down to Farrow & Ball.”

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