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Winton Castle Reviews


What’s been said. What’s been done. What’s gone on.

“Many thanks for all your help leading up to the event, great job and thanks to the team. The event was successful and I can tell you our clients loved and enjoyed it. Many thanks to Sir Francis.”

Bukola Ajisafe, Lloyds Banking Group, London

“I just wanted to say thank you so much to you and your colleagues for putting on such a great afternoon for my colleagues and their clients. They all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and said that after doing the Clays event for a few years, it was the best year yet! I guess it also helped that the weather was so glorious! (Phew!).”

Katie, Dunedin

“The dinner and overnight stay was used as a means for participants to get to know each other better in relaxed surroundings.

“The venue is easily accessed and the quality of hospitality has always been fantastic, with guests made to feel extremely welcome and the catering never disappointing.

“The castle’s ambience is very relaxed, with all the members of staff and family members being very hospitable and welcoming.

“In planning the event, Julie was, as always, extremely helpful as the point of contact.”

Edinburgh based Investment Managers

“An email to say a massive thanks to you and all your team for making our day a huge success. Cannot fault any of the experience at Winton Castle at all. The venue and the organisation of it, staff, food and Highland Games were all second to none. We all had a great day / evening. This training day was by far our very best to date. We even managed time for a quick tour around the castle with Bede. Everything was just exceptional.”

Melanie McDonald, Arum Systems, Edinburgh

“A line to say how much we enjoyed our day at Winton last week. Feedback from delegates mentioned that this was the best leaders awayday yet. The setting clearly inspires people and I have no doubt that this will be a location that we will use in future. My thanks to your amazing team – nothing was too much trouble for them.”

David Youles, EDF Energy, Torness Power Station

“Fabulous day as always. Everything was good. Tour very interesting too! Great Event!”

ELLP, East Lothian Council (conference)

“Two weeks ago, the last of a happy bunch of Trailblazers attendees departed Scotland and it has been easy to gauge the impact of their trip to Scotland by the many positive messages by card, telephone call and email we have received. On behalf of all the Spectra team, we would like to thank you for your generous support and sponsorship of the Trailblazers event. Your professionalism and attention to detail shone through and was recognised by everyone who attended the events – both buyer and supplier, international & local alike.”

Mark & Graeme, Spectra (fam trip)

“We had the perfect day, from the moment we arrived, everything in between, to us leaving. Stunning castle, stunning grounds, very attentive staff, amazing food, fun event. We were made to feel ‘at home’ the whole time. We could not fault Winton and the staff, and I would strongly recommend you to anyone.”

Susan, Bowleven

“An excellent event and one we would use again when we have the opportunity… It couldn’t be any better. Great service provided.”

Mercedes Benz (Dealer event)

“Homely atmosphere within a grand setting. Flexible approach. Personal service. Thank you for a superb evening!”

C Bell, Aviagen (dinner)


Spectra (dinner)

“Winton Castle offered a unique combination of grandeur and homeliness that made us feel very special. I would especially like to thank Francis and Harry for being so welcoming and attentive. We felt at home and well looked after.”

EM Applications

“Just to extend our SINCERE thank you to you & the whole team at Winton for a truly fabulous time by the Nokia group.

“The buzz from the team is huge still today – there are lots of photos & a couple of video clips doing the rounds now internally already from Tuesday night – we had a brilliant time. Please extend our thanks also to Sir Francis Ogilvy – he made us very welcome in his beautiful home, and his guidance during the dancing was invaluable! We had a very memorable time – thanks to your team, as the activities & staff really made the experience. Your award this week is certainly very well deserved.”

Nadine Fountain, Nokia, Enterprise Solutions

“Congratulations on winning the World Travel Award again! Although the fact that you won does not surprise me that much as I think Winton House is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen! Kind regards to Scotland from Germany.”

Jana Fuhrmann, Michael Vagedes GmbH, Hamburg

“We had such a good time with you and we enjoyed all parts of our stay at WINTON CASTLE. All of you, including the Lady who made the breakfast and the wonderful salmon dinner, her daughter who served us so well, your dancing college, and yourself, Robert and of course, Lady and Sir Francis G A Ogilvy made this stay to be something totally over normal. A warm thanks to all of you for a wonderful unique stay at WINTON CASTLE. We hope to see you all again. Regards from the land of the VIKING’s.”

Thomas Skarbrandt, FörsäkringsUtveckling AB, Stockholm

“Tracy and I both had a wonderful time at Winton House. The setting was lovely, the food delicious and the activities (under expert tuition) great fun. Seeing the Laird in full highland dress was the icing on the cake.”

Elaine Gordon, Head of Events, International Television, BBC Worldwide

“Such a relaxed atmosphere was provided and that enabled us to create exactly the meeting I wanted. We could not have wished for a better place and from a business point of view it was a huge success. The activities went down very well and we all came away recharged and motivated to succeed even more at our business.”

Alistair Beard, Business Unit Manager, Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd

“Great surroundings, great food, great fun and educational to boot! It’s created the buzz in the team I was looking for.”

Dave Black, Manager Group Pensions, Standard Life

“Every detail was just right: the food was great, the surroundings splendid and the location overwhelming.”

Ed Bezooijen, Regional Marketing Manager, Citrix Systems Benelux

“The organisation and hospitality were superb and you truly gave us a night we will not forget”

David Openshaw, CEO, ISS UK Ltd

“It was a fantastic night and I think none will forget the time we spent at Winton. And I must say, I’ll never forget the way I danced that night, as everything was spinning when I finished!”

Maria del Mar Garmendia, UNFEAC, Spain

“The majesty of Winton House, and the impeccable service we experienced, will provide us with a lifetime of wonderful memories.”

Mr & Mrs Nick Nagy, Vancouver