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Royal Lochnagar Distillery

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Address: Balmoral, Crathie | Off A93, Ballater AB35 5TB, Scotland
Phone Number: 013397 42700
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Tour Guide Gordon i think was so amazing loved it . Thanku

Went to Balmoral was ok saw the sign for this place so we took a look took a tour today 11/05/15 at 1 pm with Gordon there was me and my husband and 2 others from France . Took... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Fiona H
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Went to Balmoral was ok saw the sign for this place so we took a look took a tour today 11/05/15 at 1 pm with Gordon there was me and my husband and 2 others from France . Took about 45 mins and we been to a few big distillerys but this out shines them all small freindly and amazing... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I took two sets of students here over consecutive days. I'd done the tour a few years ago so just wanted to find a quiet corner and knock out some work on my laptop. The staff were very helpful and my students found the tour very informative and good value for money. Will offer the same to my students next... More 

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Jarrow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

From jarrow gateshead jesmond and the west end of newcastle , this being the start of the whisky tour next stop queens ferry tesco to top up the fuel and some lunch a £3 meal deal 45 min stop then on to the royal lochnagar distillery for 3pm passing through perth ,braemar , then the distillery as we all have... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

One of the smallest distilleries in the Diageo portfolio, Royal Lochnagar Distillery is located on Royal Deeside, midway between the villages of Ballater and Braemar and close to Balmoral Castle. Travelling up from the North East of England, my three friends and I arrived just as our tour was due to start. Despite the weather being wet and miserable outside,... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I visited this distillery as part of a multi distillery itinerary in June. Although I did not have enough time to complete a full tour I did make time for a look about and taste the local produce! The staff were friendly, and gave a brief history of the distillery due to our time restraints, and stamped out 'Scottish' passport!... More 

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Pitlochry, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

My fiancee and myself visited the distillery last Saturday. We had a fantastic time. I phoned in advance as we both life in Pitlochry. Fantastic scenery and the staff could not have been more helpful. I can only say, thank you for the great experience.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Had a good time would, recommend to anyone who hasn't been before and you get a free sample at the end.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Three of us came to Royal Lochnagar on a cold, gusty January Saturday. We had read that there was a tour starting at 1230 and arrived just about on time. There didn't seem to be anyone at the distillery proper so we wandered off to the office in another building. The young woman who came out greeted us warmly and... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Although the gift shop is nice to peruse and the staff friendly, be aware reader that you can purchase their 12 year Malt in it's presentation box from the general merchant's shop called George Strachen Ltd opposite the church in nearby Ballater. Following my complaint to the Distillery about this, their response was "All our company products within our Distillery... More 

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

it must be said that all of us (except for one) are definitely newbies when it comes to whisky and this was the only distillery we visited but.. we loved it! The tour lasted one hour and it was very interesting, alex was great and then we had two drams to taste (we took the 10 pounds tour). it was... More 

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