But all that said, I found a gem, one that will even make you bank manager smile (with relief). Another day another castle it may seem but for my sole occupancy room here, with dinner and breakfast, it's just £120; this feels like a steal and in most respects it is. The castle is awesome, not grand on scale like Glenapp, but almost austere suiting the harsh terrain. A single tower looming large when viewed from the front, though go behind and it reveals a few more angles and almost smuggler like steps down to its own jetty. I love it already.
It was therefore with some excitement that one of the hotel staff, the star of the show of our stay, Martin, disturbed our after dinner drinks with news that the lights threatened a repeat performance. Sadly, the light display fell a long way short of the previous night and there was much cloud, but we didn't leave empty handed and what we saw is shown below.
Visit Ackergill Tower website
Previously I visited Inverlochy Castle
Next stop: The Albernach, Lochinver
Location map for Ackergill Tower