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Tolquhon Castle

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Address: Tolquhon Castle Calderpark Terrace, Ellon AB41 7LP, Scotland
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Very nice and interesting castle with lots of history. Getting to know how it was when it was intact gives you the idea that it was a really nice and classy place.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Debbie X

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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice and interesting castle with lots of history. Getting to know how it was when it was intact gives you the idea that it was a really nice and classy place.

Thank Debbie X
Kettering, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with family. The ruin is definitely worth a visit. It's explained that the castle was built more for effect than to be defensible in the event of an attack and that becomes obvious as you walk around. There are a number of plaques on walls to explain the purpose of the rooms. There's a number of steps to climb... More 

Thank Phoenixm34
Moray, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

A Hidden Gem of a castle, lots of rooms to wonder around in. We spent about one hour and a half here. It was quiet and peaceful. Look out for the secret aumbry. One of the best castles we have visited, we both loved it. Thanks :)

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Tolquhon Castle is easier to pronounce than it sounds, the local dialect abbreviating it to approximately "Tawhon". Built in the 1580's primarily as a stately home for the Forbes clan, it never really saw use as a defensive building. Nevertheless, the castle was a busy place, and the excellent information boards throughout give some idea of the way it acted... More 

Thank BobNewtonMearns
Hamburg, Germany
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50 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The castle is really beautiful and still well preserved. One gets quite a few information about how the people used to live in the castle and can walk basically everywhere in the castle. Further, the staff was really nice and helped us to get some information when we had problems with a tire on our car.

Thank Marcel G
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2 reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely experience at the castle, the staff memeber on was very friendly, helpful and answered our questions also had a good knowledge of local castles in the area.

Thank Barry W
Warrington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

One of the best I've visited ! Let your imagination run wild 😉 Beautiful castle and beautiful surroundings. Nice to see so much still intact. Not very often you see this apart from the castles that have been renovated. A must see for anyone visiting Aberdeenshire.

Thank weloveallofscotland
Ellon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Our three year old grandson loves to visit castles. On Saturday 13th August we took him and his brother to see Tolquhon Castle which we knew he would love. I checked on the web site to make sure we would be able to get in. He was so excited when we got there and couldn't wait to get in. Imagine... More 

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71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I visited tolquhon castle with my friend on the 5th August. I was very excited for this as it is a ruin type castle. I arrived at 9.30 bearing in mind it says online and their phone line that the castle is open from 0930. When I arrived, there was no sign of anyone. Thinking it would be a quiet... More 

Thank Colleen A
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We had the castle to ourselves when we visited so took our time exploring everywhere and taking plenty of photographs. The castle is only small but it just has something about it. It is still really well preserved and some of the stonework on the front of the building is still near perfect. You can go up the towers and... More 

Thank Kath1722

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