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Ballindalloch Castle

Ballindalloch Castle Ballindalloch Castle, Ballindalloch AB37 9AX, Scotland
+44 1807 500205
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Ballindalloch Fairy Tale Castle.

This is my favourite castle, I never want to leave after a visit, the interior is gorgeous, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ann281
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
One of the better privately owned castles we've visted recently

This castle has a homely, lived in feel to it and has the history as well. Set in its own grounds... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Julie P
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United Kingdom
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“royal family” (18 reviews)
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Ballindalloch Castle Ballindalloch Castle, Ballindalloch AB37 9AX, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favourite castle, I never want to leave after a visit, the interior is gorgeous, and homely, as its the family home. The gardens are a labour of love, we visited in July, and seen the flowers in full bloom its simply stunning,...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This castle has a homely, lived in feel to it and has the history as well. Set in its own grounds you can not only visit the house, but wander the gardens which include a walled garden, rock garden and greenhouse and there's a river...More

Thank Julie P
Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Very many thanks for taking the trouble to leave a review of your visit. We're very pleased to know that you enjoyed all the Ballindalloch Castle has to offer, and hope that you will come to visit again.

Reviewed 5 October 2017

This was an amazing day out. The weather was very kind which really made walking round/sitting in the beautiful Rose/Walled Garden very special. The garden is wonderfully kept - simple but stunning. Well done to those who tend to it! The walks around the property...More

Thank MEM184
Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you for posting this review of your visit to Ballindalloch Castle. We're glad that you had good weather for your visit, and were able to enjoy the grounds fully. Now that we are closed for winter, we are missing the cakes in our tearoom...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017

The gardens - especially the walled/rose garden - were the highlight of this castle. Impeccable! I also enjoyed walking through the castle and learning about its history and how it became a modern family home and estate! Very cool that it's still active. Would highly...More

Thank Colleen B
Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed seeing the Castle, and would like to thank you for taking the time to post a review of your visit. Our gardens really are fantastic in summer, but the rock garden is especially beautiful in late May/June;...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

11.5 pounds for castle and grounds tours. About 14 rooms to view in the castle. Self guided tour with informational sheets in each room. Also self guided around the garden and grounds. If the weather is nice this is quite enjoyable.

Thank Tim L
Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for taking the trouble to leave a review of your visit to Ballindalloch Castle. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

There was plenty to do here, we went for the grounds only ticket as felt the castle tickets were a tad expensive. The grounds were beautiful, amazing gardens and the river walk was so relaxing. There was a big play area for kids and a...More

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Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit to Ballindalloch Castle. We're sorry that you thought our admission rates to the Castle expensive, especially as our charges are no more than for other, similar properties, but we're very pleased to hear...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

The castle grounds are beautiful and the staff was just lovely. They learned we were from the states and point out areas or interest on the property to us. Make sure you watch the video as directed if gives you more insight to the property....More

Thank Laura G
Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for coming to see Ballindallindalloch Castle, and for taking the time to tell us about your visit. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed it, and hope that you'll be able to visit again one day.

Reviewed 17 September 2017

Ballindalloch Castle in Scotlands Speyside is worth a visit if you are in the area. The sign posts to the entrance were not clear,leaving visitors confused. The cost of around £11 was enough,some concessions are applicable. The castle itself is lovely with an interesting history,it...More

Thank patricia d
Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your visit to Ballindalloch Castle. On admission, all our visitors are given a map of the grounds with the Castle entrance clearly indicated, so we are surprised that you had trouble finding it. We...More

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Haven't been to Ballindalloch yet? Make sure you go then :) I've had the great pleasure of visiting Ballindalloch and fishing their beats on the Spey & the Avon for a number of years. A privilege, and I can highly recommend a visit to anyone,...More

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Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for your recommendation! We hope that you had a good fishing season, and look forward to seeing you next year.

Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is no drafty, medieval castle. This is a glorious home the local Laird opens to the public as a piece of living history. The grounds are stunning and the coffee shop is cozy...More

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Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions of your visit. You are correct, the Castle is neither draughty nor mediaeval, and the Macpherson-Grant family are very proud of their heritage, and work hard to maintain the Castle in good order. We like...More

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Response from Ballindalloch | Property representative |
Please accept our apologies - we have only just seen your question, so hope that we're not too late in volunteering the information you need. We have a large designated dog-walking area beside the car park, but otherwise... More
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Response from Simon H | Reviewed this property |
Hi there - unfortunately I seem to remember that there was a sign saying not to feed the animals, but maybe if you contact the castle they might be able to arrange something? As far as I'm aware they didn't do pony rides but... More
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