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Plane Castle
The kitchen in the Manor House
A snug sitting room on the ground floor of the manor House
Main Jacobean bedroom
One of the 15th century Tower bedrooms
Kitchen dining in the 15th Century Tower
The grand fire place in the 15th Century Tower with painted roof beams
One of the many bathrooms in the manor House and Tower
Twin room in the tower
Medieval banqueting hall in the Tower
Medieval banqueting hall
Dining room in the Manor
The Great Hall perfect for celebrations
View from the gardens
A wedding enjoying a pipe band
Great Hall seating area around the fireplace
Party time in the Great Hall
Wedding in the Great Hall
Set for a wedding in the courtyard (view from the battlements)
Banqueting Hall
Banqueting Hall
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6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
Airth, Falkirk District, Scotland

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Princess8...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“simply magical”
Reviewed 7 July 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We stayed at Plean Castle for a Hen Do and it was simply magical. You just cannot beat this venue.

The Castle itself is stunning, really spacious and a real talking point – it just oozes character. The owners are also really lovely and stopped by to make sure that we had everything we needed (including hangover relief for our Hen).

We took part in the mini-Highland Games which was fabulous fun and our instructor was great – I can imagine trying to organise 18 women with hangovers can’t have been easy.

Would I stay again? In a heartbeat! The only way this place could be more magical is if they add a hot tub.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Jul 2015
Thank you for you kind review. We have been thinking about a hot tub in the gardens but have never been sure whether there would be demand for it. Would love to see you all back again one day. Hioe the wedding was great
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KathyIpsw...
Ipswich, MA
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94 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Fairy Tale vacation”
Reviewed 9 June 2015 for a stay in April 2015

I couldn't have been more pleased with our stay at Plane Castle. My only complaint is that we had to leave! Sonja and Steve were amazing hosts, and soooo helpful. They made our trip so much more fun by pointing out local landmarks and history. We rented the manor house, but we were fortunate that we got to tour the tower before the next guests arrived. I'd love to rent out the whole place for a larger family party.

This facility has a full kitchen with more dishes than you'd ever need! We cooked big meals and were able to relax and enjoy at our own pace. The bedrooms are very comfortable. Make sure you hang out in the great hall--it's gorgeous. Also, don't miss taking a glass of wine to the gardens, which are beautiful.

This is an excellent location for "home base". It's within easy distance of Stirling (15 minutes or so) and Edinburgh (3/4 hour) and the area is gorgeous and has wonderful pastoral charm. Thanks again, Steve and Sonja, for a fantastic luxury vacation!

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Liked best: Stepping back in time!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
11 Jun 2015
Thank you so much for your lovely review and we would love nothing more to see you again at the castle:-)
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SinglePri...
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Princess Hollies castle hen doo ”
Reviewed 19 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We had the most amazing weekend at Plane Castle. Sonja and Steve were phenomenal hosts. We had a murder mystery, sports day and dinner disco.
The setting is indescribably perfect. The castle is steeped in history, but still manages to be as welcoming as your own living room!!
The bedrooms are luxurious, the kitchen is fantastic and there is more than enough space to disappear for a moment of tranquility.
I highly recommend this place for any and all weeks/weekends away!!

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Management Response
20 May 2015
So glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope Holy has the most amazing wedding:-)
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EilidhC07...
Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing hen weekend at Plean Castle!”
Reviewed 3 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Just back from a brilliant hen weekend at Plean Castle. All of us had a fantastic time and the castle couldn't have been better! Sonja and Steve were fab hosts, very welcoming and meeting our every needs from day one of organising. The castle itself is amazing our theme was Harry Potter so everything fitted perfectly. It's presented immaculately with all the rooms and bathrooms very clean and the main sitting areas are great. Couldn't have asked for a better location and weekend. Thank you so much Sonja and Steve!

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Liked best: Everything! the tower was amazing very traditional!
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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“AMAZING place to stay!”
Reviewed 12 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Thank you to Sonja and Steve who made our stay at Plane castle absolutely fantastic!

From the moment of booking the castle Sonja was quick to respond and very accommodating to our needs as a group, including being flexible with check in/out times!

We booked the castle for 18 people for a friends' hen do and were not disappointed. The castle is magnificent; lots of traditional markings and decor with all the mod cons you will need (like central heating)! All our group were very impressed. There was a lot of space for entertaining and for relaxing. The grand hall was an excellent space for our afternoon tea and for dancing the night away. Despite the space, the castle still felt homely and the spiral stairs/ secret passages were very fun.

The grounds were stunning, with a seated area overlooking the lake. A few of the girls went a walk to nearby ruins, recommended by Steve, which they enjoyed. Steve also took us onto the roof of the tower where you could see for miles!

The bedrooms were all comfortable and clean and there were lots of bathrooms. Despite the accommodation being in two separate buildings it was easy to go between the two via a fire escape, so nobody felt they were in separate accommodation.

It's also in a great location, only ten minutes drive from Stirling.

Thanks again Sonja and Steve we had a great time and would definitely book again!

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Management Response
3 May 2015
Thank you so much for your kind review. It is always so nice to hear people love this wonderful old building as much as we do. Hope the wedding goes as well as the hen weekend and hopefully we will see you again one day:-)
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