Photo showing the Airlie Valley

Airlie Estate


The Airlie Estate has passed down through the Ogilvy family for 700 years.

The Estate is situated in unspoilt country in the heart of the spectacular Angus Glens. There are two family seats; Airlie Castle dating from the 15th century, and Cortachy Castle dating from the 16th century.

A map of Scotland showing position of the Airlie Estate in Angus, Scotland

Ecological Policy

The Estate is committed to preserving and improving the spectacular landscape, and the wildlife within it, which includes rare species of flora and fauna. There are two Sites of Special Scientific Interest within the Estate. A number of Natural Regeneration woodland projects are underway, and other environmentally beneficial projects are planned for the coming years.

See our full environmental policy (pdf)

Holiday Rentals

The Estate offers a wide range of holiday accommodation from simple cottages to luxurious listed buildings, all designed with the utmost attention to detail. Whether it is bird-watching, fishing, walking, golf, family celebrations, or weddings, the Estate will have a property to suit your needs.

Both Airlie Castle and Downiepark are available as wedding venues.

See our full our range of accommodation

Airlie Castle was featured recently in the Financial Times, see the article here.

Events at Airlie

Wild Words

11– 17 September 2022

Six-day writing retreat under the expert guidance of fiction and non-fiction writers Laura Beatty and Susan Elderkin at beautiful Airlie Castle, near Dundee.

Otters, beavers, birds, swimming.

You will enjoy morning workshops, two one-to-one sessions, afternoons roaming and writing, and delicious home-cooked food.

You will leave with an album of word photographs and the confidence to write more freely. Suits all who like words and wild places.

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