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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 wales
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The building doesn't look like a castle, more like a large tall house. Inside are many rooms on different levels furnished with original furniture and paintings. You do not have a guided tour but there is information in each room explaining the life of the family. The cafe served lovely tea and scones!

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This castle was almost left to ruin but the last Laird decided to proof the professionals that it could be restored. Now run by a trust it seems a little run down but lots to see. The Gem is the Cafe which served nice drinks and cakes. Think also did light meals. Prices very reasonable. Tour is unescorted and in... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Just returned from a long weekend in the Symbister Suite of the Delgatie Castle with the family.What a wonderful place this is ample space for a family with 2 children. The grounds are superb and the tea room is a must beautiful home baked cakes and scones. The castle itself is central to the coastal drive of Scotland and is... More

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south west
11 reviews 11 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
20 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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