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Ballindalloch Castle

Address: Ballindalloch Castle, Ballindalloch AB37 9AX, Scotland
Phone Number: 01807 500205
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I can highly recommend visiting this castle. A beautiful castle from the outside, and once inside too. The grounds are really lovely to see. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Tour of house very interesting for adults. Garden areas beautiful to explore. Areas for kids to play good. Picnic tables for families .Coffee shop comfy. Food delicious.

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Ballindalloch, Guest Relations Manager at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind remarks. We're delighted to know that you enjoyed your day out at the Castle, and would like to thank you for taking the time to let us know. More 

Hobart, Australia
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
29 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

There is a fee payable at the entrance and another fee if you want to view the inside of the house. If you are visiting as a diversion while walking the Speyside Way you should walk in past the Porter's Lodge near the Bridge of Avon rather than through the main entrance and save yourself a few miles. A manor... More 

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Ballindalloch, Guest Relations Manager at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your visit to Ballindalloch Castle. For the benefit of future Speyside Way users, we should point out that access via the private Porter's Lodge entry is not always available, and that entering through the main gate only entails another half mile or so walk along the main road. We... More 

Surrey, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

If you've ever wanted to visit a beautiful old manor house in the country, Ballindalloch Castle is a worthy choice. Wonderful architecture within and without, and sumptuous decor throughout (I would have loved to spend some time browsing in its library or sharing a meal in the dining room). Interesting stories about the castle's history and some of its owners.... More 

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Ballindalloch, Guest Relations Manager at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this review

Many thanks, Robin S, for submitting a review of your visit to the Castle; we are pleased to know that you enjoyed the experience, particularly our loos, of which we are very proud! Regarding payments, the tearoom (a separate business) is unfortunately not able to take card payments at this time owing to line supply problems, but card payments can... More 

CHESHIRE
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The castle and grounds are quite beautiful but one of the reasons for visiting this attraction was due to the website stating how dog friendly they were. Dog lovers be warned.... it is extremely dog restricting. They are only allowed in one area. Whilst I did not expect to allow my dog to run free in the gardens and grass... More 

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Ballindalloch, Guest Relations Manager at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this review

Whilst we were pleased to receive your comments on the Castle and our loos (which have this year been short-listed for a 'Best Loos' award!), we are disappointed that you were less happy with our policy for our canine friends. We do ask visitors to confine doggy visitors to the area provided for their convenience for several reasons, one of... More 

Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
86 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Privately owned, and lived in, with a self-guided tour of the inside. We loved the homely feel of the castle. Yes - there was plenty of real history, and lots of wonderful art, but there were also more modern touches - interesting photographs and wonderful flower arrangements. Some steep steps to clim, but the views from the upstairs are well... More 

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Ballindalloch, Guest Relations Manager at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; visitors' comments are always welcome. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Ballindalloch Castle, and hope that we can look forward to seeing you again. More 

Forfar
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Having visited the Old Firestation at Tomintoul and been very disappointed in the bacon roll which cost £3.30 plus 20p for a sachet of sauce and dubious tasting two slices of bacon, we were over the moon with the quality and quantity of bacon roll we had here and it only cost £2.25!!!! The soup was absolutely delicious and the... More 

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Ballindalloch, Guest Relations Manager at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this review

Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Ballindalloch Castle, and your bacon roll! We love them too, and can't wait until we open again next Easter! Haste ye back. More 

Laguna Woods, California
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

what a wonderful place. The family still lives in this castle and it is open to the public. The gardens are beautiful, tea room and shop very good. Rooms are beautifully decorated and the history is interesting. Not crowded and a private castle worth stoping at.

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Ballindalloch, Guest Relations Manager at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks; we're very pleased to know that you enjoyed your visit to Ballindalloch Castle. More 

Forres, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Took my wife and her best friend here. Delightful castle and excellent grounds. The high walled garden and river walk are not to be missed. Castle itself is a delight for the eyes. Be prepared to climb narrow stairs, interior is is amazing. Best collection of early Spanish artworks in the UK

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Ballindalloch, Guest Relations Manager at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to rate your visit to Ballindalloch Castle. It's always good to receive a review, and we're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Castle and surroundings. More 

Clevedon, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
74 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We visited the castle whilst it was raining, so spent most of our time inside - there is so much to see. The castle has a very friendly, welcoming feel about it and the interiors are gorgeous. Well worth a day's visit.

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Ballindalloch, Guest Relations Manager at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your visit to the Castle; we hope that you'll be able to come back again when the sun is shining to enjoy the gardens as well! More 

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