Crossbasket Castle

Crossbasket Castle is a stunning 17th-century castle that has been transformed into a five-star hotel just 20 minutes from Glasgow. Steeped in history, it is a magnificent estate with nine beautiful bedrooms, one of which is a four-storey tower suite dating back to the 16th-century, each one uniquely decorated with lavish period features. For extra privacy there is also a two-bedroom Gate Lodge with its own hot tub, sauna and steam room. The restaurant is overseen by legendary culinary dynasty Albert and Michel Roux Jr and the peaceful castle grounds provide a secluded haven for a complete escape.

For those seeking a hidden gem experience in Scotland.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back.

  • Nearest Transport
  • Blantyre Train Station – 4 miles, 10 minutes
  • Glasgow Central Train Station – 8 miles, 20 minutes
  • Glasgow International Airport – 16 miles, 25 minutes
  • Prestwick International Airport – 30 miles, 40 minutes
  • Edinburgh International Airport – 40 miles, 45 minutes
  • Nearest Attractions
  • David Livingston Centre – 3 miles, 10 minutes
  • Strathclyde Country Park – 10 miles 15 minutes
  • National Museum of Rural Life – 5 miles, 10 minutes
  • Pollock House – 10 miles, 25 minutes
  • Glasgow Science Centre – 10 miles, 25 minutes
  • Kelvingrove Museum – 10 miles, 25 minutes
  • New Lanark World Heritage Site – 20 miles, 40 minutes
  • Falkirk Wheel – 30 miles, 40 minutes
  • Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park – 55 miles, 1 hour 15 minutes

5 Reasons to Stay

  1. Magnificent castle with lovely grounds including nearby waterfall
  2. 16th-century fairytale turret room over four floors
  3. Bar with over 30 whisky blends and malts
  4. Exquisite décor including gold leaf finish in the dining room
  5. Variety of day trips and activities on the doorstep

About the Hotel

Crossbasket Castle is a hidden treasure nestled in beautiful grounds yet within easy reach of international airports and close to Glasgow. All rooms boast breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and guests are treated to quintessential five-star service. A must-visit destination for foodies looking for a tranquil getaway.


Lovingly restored from ruin, each of the nine well-appointed bedrooms in the castle and two-bedroom Gate Lodge on the estate is individually designed to offer luxurious comfort to guests.


Offering the very best in fine dining using local suppliers and seasonal produce. With over 30 whisky blends and malts, the experienced staff are on hand to select one to match your requirements. 


In their Roosevelt Ballroom or James Little Hall, Crossbasket can accommodate your special or corporate event, from smaller, more intimate parties to grander affairs for up to 250 guests. Also available on an exclusive-use basis, the Castle offers the ultimate bespoke event package option as well.

Part of the ICMI Collection.

Hotel Details

At a Glance
  • Check-in time: 2.30pm
  • Check-out time: 11am
  • Free parking
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms but not in public areas
  • Small Doubles 
  • Large Doubles 
  • Clark Junior Suite
  • Downie Suite
  • 4 Storey Lindsay Tower 
  • 2 Bedroom Gate Lodge
In-room Services
  • Ornate and luxurious period style beds
  • Original antique chandeliers
  • Magnificent views of the grounds and river
  • Individually designed and furnished
  • Natural light
  • Televisions all disguised as mirrors
  • In room spa treatments
  • Personal safe
  • iPod docking stations
  • Radio
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Peter Reed 400 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen
  • Penhaligon's Quercus toiletries
  • Albert & Michel Roux Jr Restaurant - for French-inspired Scottish cuisine
Diner Information
  • Restaurant open Wed-Sun for lunch and dinner
  • Children's menu available
  • Tasting menu and a la carte menu for dinner
  • Finest, freshest ingredients from the very best local suppliers
  • Our lounge menu for lighter bites seven days a week
  • Grand Roosevelt Ballroom for private events for up to 250
Afternoon Tea
  • Daily Afternoon Tea served in our Stewart Room
  • Chef's savoury finger sandwiches
  • Freshly made scones
  • Selection of sweet delicacies
  • Full Afternoon Tea 
  • Champagne Afternoon Tea 
  • Tea and Scones
  • Restaurant
  • Lounges
  • Bar
  • Grand Roosevelt Ballroom
  • James Little Hall
  • Gate Lodge accommodation
  • Electric charging point available at Stanley Boulevard in Blantyre
On Site Activities
Please note some activities are only available by prior arrangement
  • Laser Clays
  • Falconry
  • Crazy Golf
  • Archery
Outdoor Activities
  • Strathclyde Park
  • Glasgow Botanic Gardens
  • Falls of Clyde
  • Chatelherault Country Park
  • Amazonia
Main Contact

Crossbasket Castle
Stoneymeadow Road
High Blantyre
G72 9UE

01698 829461