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Delgatie Castle

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Address: Delgaty, Turriff, Scotland
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A rough diamond

Extremely friendly staff and a wonderfully unique trip around a castle with a gem round every corner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
Lusy S
Burghead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of 9 visited Delgatie for a tour and afternoon tea, as a birthday treat. After being allowed to explore the castle at our leisure, Joan and her staff provided the most excellent and friendly afternoon tea, including birthday cake. Nothing was too much bother, and everyone had an excellent experience. Highly recommended, thank you!

Thank Lorna C
Burghead, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Extremely friendly staff and a wonderfully unique trip around a castle with a gem round every corner.

Thank Lusy S
Nantwich, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

stayed in this castle about 17 years ago. booked in the wing nr the chaple for seven days . left after 4. one scary place when your in there at night alone. lots of noises kids running around.shouting ect. but noone else but us staying there!

Thank Conor H
California USA
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Castle and grounds have a rundown air about them. Booked into one of castle accommodations for 4 days but left after 3. The place was freezing with very steep, dangerous stairs to reach the accommodation. WiFi only available in kitchen but manager didn't know how to access it. Advertised as a 4 star attraction, but who gave this rating? Not... More 

1 Thank Terrytiger
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I was down a visit seeing family near Ellon and decided to visit one saturday morning. It was a lovely castle and the inside there was a lot to see and lots of information in each room about it. The castle also has a lovely little cafe with delicious cakes

Thank Mitsie65
Worcester Uk
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We visited during an art exhibition so there were no guides, however in each room there are large boards that are delightfully easy to read that explain the history of the castle. As the castle is run by a trust it is a unique experience. There is also a very nice cafe where we had delicious scones.

Thank LizzieWorcesterUK
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Went there yesterday with 2 kids aged 4 and 7. First we ate in café. Then walked dog past fishing lake and through woods. This castle is "raw" and has not been "national trust"-ised and we loved it. A real feeling of exploration and going back in time. Cafe lovely but quite small. Staffed by 3 young ladies who could... More 

Thank OceanSprint
Montgomery, Wales, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This castle and gardens are in the process of being restored by a trust. The staff are very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The rooms are interesting and there are lots of artefacts, original furniture and pictures. I believe that the previous owner, Colonel Hay inherited it in a perilous state and did much of the restoration in the 1950's. He also... More 

Thank Jan T
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Visited for lunch on Sunday. Warm welcome and great with kids. Wife had smoked salmon on crumpet with egg, the boys had cheese sandwiches and coronation chicken sandwiches and I had an awesome haggis cheese and red onion chutney toasty. After lunch walked round the loch and up round the hill one the Forrest walk. Great afternoon :-)

Thank Butchloggins
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92 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This castle has little to interest anyone and is pricey for the money charged. Portraits poor and the addition of some home made bits and pieces - such as painting a ceiling with figures is not good. There are walks nearby but nowhere was there info on them.

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