With turrets, a tower and a fine entrance hallway, Kincaid House Hotel is a striking castle building with a unique character in discreet private grounds.
Although records show that a substantial part of the present building was reconstructed around 1812, its oldest part dates from 1690 and there is evidence of a house being on the site as far back as the 12th century.
Architect David Hamilton, who later designed nearby Lennox Castle and the High Church of Campsie, is chiefly credited for Kincaid House’s style and lay-out.
His trademark work can be seen most obviously in the eastern block of the hotel, which, locals maintain, was inspired by the Castle of Inveraray in Argyllshire, where the Duchess of Inveraray currently resides. The main feature of this block is its central staircase under a square tower and four corner turrets.
Kincaid House, now a grade ‘A’ listed building that’s undergone extensive restoration, was formerly the residence of the family of “Kincaid of that Ilk.” At an earlier stage, the Kincaids also occupied an older house called Kyncade Tower on the same site.
Located in the village of Milton of Campsie, at the foot of the Campsie Fells, Glasgow’s commercial and renowned central shopping areas plus all its other cultural and entertainment attractions are a 15-minute car journey away – and links to both Scotland’s motorway network and tourist routes are straightforward, making Kincaid House the perfect location for exploring all Scotland has to offer. Kirkintilloch, Lenzie and Bishopbriggs are all close-by.
Nearby Points of Interest
Kirkintilloch Golf Course (2 mi): The Club, founded in 1895, and extended in 2000, nestles at the foot of the Campsie Fells.
Glengoyne Distillery (10 mi): has been making Award Winning Single Highland Malt Whisky since 1883.Situated on the A81, between the villages of Strathblane and Killearn, Glengoyne is open all year for Distillery tours, whisky tastings and a superb whisky shop. With advanced notice, you can indulge in an in depth visit, including the Master Blender Sessions which allows guests to create their very own whisky.
Glasgow City Centre (8 mi): Scotland’s second city, Glasgow City Centre has so much to offer…art galleries and museums, shopping, night-life