Glenesk, Angus

Academic Retreat

The Burn offers students and academics a unique blend of home comforts and an idyllic location. We have a long history of hosting academic reading parties from across the world.

Versatile Accommodation

The Burn provides catered accommodation for large groups of up to 44 in the Mansion House, and self catered accommodation for up to 12 in the Courtyard House and 4 in the North Lodge.

Highland Venue

The Burn is a superb venue for short breaks and all types of event. Set in 190 acres at the foot of Glenesk, there is easy access to Royal Deeside, distilleries, castles, and world famous golf courses.

Root yourself in the history of the Burn

24th July 2019 was the 75th anniversary of the death of James Russell, whose tragic loss in action prompted his family to gift The Burn to Goodenough College. His life was celebrated at The Burn by the planting of the first batch of 75 trees in his memory. Local, national, and international friends have already sponsored 53 trees. For full details of the ceremony and how you can still take part:

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Mansion house

Catered accommodation for groups of 18 to 44 guests.

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Courtyard house

Self-catered accommodation for up to 12 guests.

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North Lodge

Self-catered accommodation for up to 4 guests.

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Academic Retreat

We offer students and academics a unique blend of home comforts and an idyllic location.

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A unique venue in the Highlands

We can host weddings, all types of celebrations, away days, and conferences.

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