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“Perfect Setting for our Wedding”
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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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Glasgow
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Perfect Setting for our Wedding”
Reviewed 17 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We booked Plane Castle for our August 2016 wedding and we are so glad we did. The location is perfect, not far from Glasgow but enough out of the way to be secluded. From the very first meeting with Sonja and Stephen we instantly knew this was the place we wanted to get married in. We wanted to have a small wedding and have somewhere for guests to sleep. Throughout the whole process Sonja was on hand to help with any questions and let us visit as many times as we needed to get things planned. The venue has a large hall, lots of bedrooms with two kitchens and lots of garden outside to run around. We hired a bouncy castle for the kids and had a bbq on the friday nigh, the kids were in their element running around the castle and finding secret passages. The wedding day itself was incredible, we got married in the courtyard and with the sun shining it really was the perfect day. Sonja and Stephen made sure everything ran smoothly and went above and beyond many many times throughout the weekend, I know for a fact we wouldn't have been given same level of service had we picked elsewhere. All the staff who work there was fantastic and the food for our wedding meal with top notch. In regards to value for money I can't stress enough how good Plane Castle is, if you are looking for a unique, charming venue that is looked after by a great team of people then please do not hesitate to book this place, everyone keeps telling us what a fantastic time they had and they all want a reunion at the castle in the future which i have no doubt we will do.

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Liked best: The venue itself is breathtaking, lots of things to look at throughout
Liked least: I loved it all!
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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Management Response
18 Sep 2016
Thank you so much for your kind review. It was an absolute pleasure and honour to host your wedding and would love to have you all back again. Hope the honeymoon was lovely :-)
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Sooshie
Cumbernauld, Scotland
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fairy-tale wedding”
Reviewed 13 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

A quirky castle, steeped in Scottish history, was bound to impress the English contingent in our wedding party, but even the weather conspired to make the day memorable by suddenly turning warm and sunny. Sonja's discreet supervision of proceedings ensured that the day ran smoothly. However, the icing on the cake was the appearance, after the ceremony, by the Humanist celebrant, Melanie, who made a quick change into her riding gear and returned with her horse, Charlie, to provide a unique photo opportunity for bride and groom on horseback

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Sep 2016
It was a really pleasure hosting you and your lovely families:-)
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aelcolwel...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Historic Scotland Experience”
Reviewed 4 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Staying at Plane Castle is living the rich heritage of ancient Scotland - it is located in an area where nearly every hilltop has a ruin. This building was lovingly and brilliantly restored to be both historically accurate as well as safe, warm and comfortable. The spacious kitchen and dining hall are both excellent for family gatherings of 10 people.
Located on a quiet one-lane road, there is good walking and biking in both directions with views of old and new worlds juxtaposed: farm fields, ruined castles, windpower infrastructure and modern transit.
The host gave us a vivid tour of our abode, and excellent written directions for some off-the-beaten-track walks to nearby ruins. It was excellently situated for trips to Stirling, Bannockburn and Falkirk Wheel.
We especially loved the umbrella stand containing play swords, axe and shield, the mysterious gardens, the circular stone staircase and the ceiling mural in the dining hall.
Note to gourmet cooks: there is a washer, dishwasher, stove, fridge, toaster, kettle, french press and microwave. Kitchen implements are plentiful but rustic. Bring your own staples and chef's knives, fry pans, cutting board etc if you are particular about this sort of thing.

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Liked best: This is a unique place to stay and great fun for family gatherings.
Liked least: Only non-stick fry pans available for use.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
5 Jul 2016
Thank you for your lovely comments. We always like to hear back from guests that they have had a good experience
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Fredrik B
1 review
“Awesome castle, great activities and wonderful hosts”
Reviewed 30 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We were 15 norwegian guys having a stag party at the Plane Castle. Before our stay, Sonja was very helpful with suggesting activities and how we could arrange ourselves with food and transportation. We did the Mini Highland Games and banquet, and I would stongly recommend both. The castle itself was high above our expectations, lots of space and well decorated rooms, a big kitchen, awesome tower, and so on. All in all the castle and the activities were absolutely perfect for a stag party, and I would guess also for any kind of group events. Sonja and Steve were both exceptional hosts, we got all the help we needed with practical matters, and they had a lot of great stories about the castle and area. Both the coming groom and the rest of the party were extremely satisfied, and we would strongly recommend a stay at Plane Castle.

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Liked best: That we had the castle for ourselves and could roam around in the castle as we liked
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
1 May 2016
Thank you Fredrik. We hope the wedding goes well and maybe see you all again one day
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607rachel...
1 review
“Amazing place, fab hosts and a gret place to celebrate”
Reviewed 7 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Sonja and Steve were so welcoming, the castle is beautifully kept, has so many nooks and crannies to explore. We made great use of the large garden for games, had guests in every room, and tried to use every main room to celebrate in. A wonderful venue that I couldn't recommend highly enough. Many thanks

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Liked best: Sonja and Steve, the hosts made us feel so welcome
Liked least: Trying to cook on a range cooker that had slightly varying oven temps - so minor!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Apr 2016
Thank you Rachel. It was an absolute pleasure to host you at the castle. See you for the next big one!!!
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