WELCOME

TO CASTLE STALKER VIEW


Our family-run cafe & gift shop is located in one of Scotland’s most beautiful spots and we certainly live up to our name. Wonderful views of Castle Stalker, Loch Linnhe, the Islands of Mull & Lismore can be enjoyed from the comfort of our impressive panoramic cafe.  

 

 

Victoria sponge

Gallery


VIEW OUR GALLERY ON

INSTAGRAM

 

Green Grove striped scarf

Shop


Our main focus is showcasing something that little bit different which will appeal to you, our customer. From Harris tweed bags and Jacob wool throws, to individual hand-made silver & gold jewellery, Isle of Skye candles and luxury toiletries, we offer a very pleasant shopping experience! We also hold a great range of Scottish books which is frequently stocked up with newly-released titles.

Caramel

SECRET RECIPE


MILLIONAIRE
SHORTBREAD

  • 225 Grams plain flour
  • 100 Grams caster sugar
  • 225 Grams butter
  • 100 Grams semolina
  • 175 Grams butter
  • 175 Grams caster sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons golden syrup
  • 397 Grams condensed milk
  • 200 Grams plain chocolate(Broken into pieces)

1. Set the oven to 160C/gas2. Lightly grease a 20cm x 33cm oblong/ Swiss roll tin.

2. Place all the ingredients for the base into a food processor and whizz together until they form a smooth dough (if preferred this can be done by hand in a bowl).

3. Press the mixture into the base of the Swiss roll tin and prick with a fork.

4. Bake for about 30-40 minutes until golden and firm. Set aside to cool.

5. To make the topping, place the butter, sugar, syrup and condensed milk into a saucepan and stir over a low heat until the butter has melted.

6. Bubble the mixture gently for five to eight minutes, stirring all the time until thick and fudge-like. Pour over the cold shortbread in an even layer. Leave to cool.

7. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Pour the chocolate over the toffee and leave to set. Cut into small squares and store in an airtight tin.

THE

Castle


Recognise it as Castle Aaaaaaargh from Monty Python's cult classic The Holy Grail?

Castle Stalker is a renowned Scottish landmark, the name originating from the Gaelic “Stalcaire” which means hunter or falconer. Originally a fortified building dating from 1320 and belonging to the MacDougalls, the castle was a stronghold of the Stewarts of Appin for many years. King James IV, who was a cousin of the Stewarts, made frequent hunting trips to the castle around the end of the 15th Century. In 1620, the castle passed into the hands of the Campbells as the result of a drunken wager by the Stewart Chief in exchange for an eight-oared wherry (a boat) farmacia maschile. The castle was abandoned by the Campbells around 1800, and it wasn’t until the 1960’s that it was restored by Lt.Col. D.R. Stewart Allward with the help of his friends and family.

Castle

Find Us


Address

Appin, Portnacroish, Argyll, Scotland

Telephone

01631 730444

Email

castlestalkerview@yahoo.co.uk

Opening Times

Feb & March
Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm

Open 7 days from April 9:30 - 5pm

THE

CAFÉ


Cafe

Our cafe focuses on home-made fayre and the best of Scottish produce. Smoked salmon & scrambled eggs, home-made fishcakes and gourmet burgers are all favourites. We source great Scottish suppliers and make everything on the premises. We are also licensed so you can enjoy a Scottish Ale with your lunch!

Sea Tea logo

Local
Hero

TASTE THE WILD WEST COAST OF SCOTLAND

Sea Tea was set up in 2019 on the beautiful island of Kerrera.  Small batch herbal teas are blended using a variety of plants wild harvested on the island, along with ingredients sourced from organic growers.  Wild watermint, peppermint, Dulce seaweed, Juniper, Cardamom and Nettle feature amongst the many ingredients used.  Available in small gift tins and as refills.  

We're delighted to stock them in our cafe and shop, and the tins have been very popular.   Cottage industries are really thriving around Argyll and it's great to be able to support them. 

Social


Facebook Twitter
Instagram

Quirky
Gift


Paper snapdragon

Textile artist Jane Hunter and her partner Sam Kilday, a designer founded Juniper & Jane in 2013.  Inspired by Scotland's remote landscapes and craggy coastline, their Bothy design is one of several unusual designs which they translate onto teatowels, aprons, bags and prints.  Gorgeous gifts.  

Subscribe


Sign up to our regular newsletter




* indicates required

 

Gift shop collage

Hello 2020!



We can't believe this will be our 16th season in business!  It seems a lifetime ago that we opened our doors for the first time.  We have some lovely new suppliers in our shop this season including Blade & Rose and Frugi baby/toddler clothing, Little Fox Soapery  and tonnes of knitwear.  We will be stocking up in February & March and open 7 days from April onwards!