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Delgatie Castle

Delgaty, Turriff, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Turriff
Type: Castles
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English first
south west
11 reviews 11 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

After reading several glowing reviews I booked a family stay at Delgatie Castle, we stayed in Elmwood. After a 12 hour car journey and expecting 4 star accommodation we were greeted by a grubby, worn out stable conversion. The date 1983 appears on the outside, this was probably the last time that it was cleaned. The plates etc all dirty.... More

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Turriff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I was brought up in Turriff so may be a bit biased. Have visited the castle twice within the last year with visitors that I had from USA. They all loved it, and I must say, so did I. I`m sure I must have visited as a child but don`t remember. So I`m glad I did now. The central staircase... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Perfect settings for tea and beautiful home made cake. Some parts could do with a make over but it would cost an enormous amount of money so probably not in their interests. They often host special events such as chrsitmas fayres. Worth a visit for an hour or 2 if you are in the area.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Great place for tea and scones in nthe afternoon, in great surroundings.... The tea shop in in the bowels of the castle and after, you can go for a great walk around the castle, gardens and woodland

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Turriff, Scotland, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

A friend and I visited here and the setting is idyllic and warm (a perfect winter setting). The warmth of the stone walls entices one to immediately hang up their coats and sit in front of the traditional parlour. Everything up until looking at the menu was going well. While there is a reasonable selection of home baked cakes and... More

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Aberlour, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This is an excellent venue for a Victorian Christmas fair...on again next weekend by the way.The grounds and parts of the castle could benefit from some TLC but such work would come at a great cost given the age of the castle.

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I discovered Delgatie Castle in 1995 and have been going there ever since. I recently made my 101st visit. Everything on offer in the tearoom (The Laird's Kitchen) is exceptionally good. Try the Cullen Skink for example - thick and creamy with a nice flavour of smoked fish. You can get the usual choice of sandwiches, baked potatoes etc, but... More

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5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I came across Delgatie Castle whilst looking at an old AA road map book of the UK. It doesn't appear to be heavily advertised, like the National Trust Houses/Castles, but is well worth the visit down the bumpy "driveway". Mary Queen of Scots stayed here for 3 days after the Battle of Corrichie in 1562 and there is a painted... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

The castle dates from 1030 and was destined to fall in to ruin until it was rescued by Captain Hay. His dedication and love of the building has ensured it's survival. After his death a Trust was set up to maintain the building. The staff, who are all volunteers, make you feel like the family are still living here. You... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Very atmospheric yet homely. Great history with some wonderful artefacts, I'm quite local and know most of the castles in this area, There are some architecturely grander but this is the one where you can really touch and feel the history. A fantastic legacy from the late Captain Hay. The teashop is worth a visit on it's own and looks... More

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