As you approach the castle, notice the turrets rising above the trees. Because it was based on the designs of Irish castles from the last century, it was intended to be a landscape sculpture. It stands open to the elements with its rock walls standing over 50 feet tall.
The interior was designed with the help of Catholic historians to evoke the atmosphere of an Abbey, or an old Irish church. Walking into Castle Otttis is a deeply religious experience, meant to be treated with respect. As a result, you will find many scheduled religious services here.
While Castle Otttis is open for tours, they are only available by appointment only. Be prepared to be flexible, the owners rarely open the Castle to the public, and when they do, it is only for a short amount of time.