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Ballindalloch Castle

Ballindalloch Castle, Ballindalloch AB37 9AX, Scotland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Laguna Woods, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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142 reviews 142 reviews
65 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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

St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A beautiful setting with magnificent gardens. Castle is well presented and conveys the feeling of a family home for a real family. Excellent cafe - unpretentious but but good.

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

Thank you for your comments; we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Castle. More

Solihull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Paid for family ticket into grounds. Car park badly laid out - areas marked not to park, but no clues where to park if obvious places are full. We were told that the dog was only allowed in the dog walking area. We had assumed the dog walking area would be off-lead, and elsewhere in the grounds the dog could... More

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

We apologise for this tardy response to your report. We have been in a process to establish our bona fides with TripAdvisor in order to get access to respond online. With regard to your comments on car parking, you visited shortly after severe flooding in the area, which meant that we had to take emergency action to cordon off parts... More

Derbyshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We called here and really enjoyed our day. There was plenty of things to see in the castle and the staff were friendly. The only criticism that I would give concerns not being able to use their tea room between 1130 and 3 because they had coach tours. I feel quite strongly that if my family and I pay the... More

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

Chris, thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent visit to Ballindalloch - we apologise for our late response, but we have only recently established administrative access to enable us to reply to comments. We appreciate that you were disappointed at not being able to use our tearoom over the lunchtime period because of a prior coach... More

Manama, Bahrain
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171 reviews 171 reviews
33 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

How do you know you are truly in Europe? When something built in the 19th centry is considered "new." Castle Ballindollach, while not having the most intriguing history compared to other castles is still at least worth a trip in to view from the outside. This is such as we did upon our visit in August. The grounds of the... More

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a wonderful place to visit. The castle and its grounds are absolutely beautiful and everyone makes you feel so welcome. It is spotlessly clean including the WC's which were immacualte. The little restaurant serves some of the best home baking and cooking I have experienced in Scotland and at a very reasonable price. This place should be on... More

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Gattikon, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We have to say that is really hard to find the Castle with a GPS that doesn't know the area und you as a Tourist too. You can spend a day at Ballindalloch Castle and it's beautiful area. People are very friendly and help you find your way to other attractions. The cakes in the tea room are fantastic! And... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Very good value for money! Lots to see and walks are perfect. Will probably make return visit just to enjoy the gardens. Only down point and reason for not giving 5/5 was the two bus tours meant the cafe was not open to normal visitors for 3 hours which was a great shame and meant we didn't spend as much... More

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