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Ballindalloch Castle

Ballindalloch Castle, Ballindalloch AB37 9AX, Scotland
01807 500205
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Forres, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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64 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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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 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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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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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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Manama, Bahrain
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33 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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Watford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Lovely castle with fantastic grounds, gardens and River / walks. As a fisherman the walks through the grounds to see the iconic Spey with fishermen chasing their elusive prey did it for me. The Castle is lovely with lots of old and recent history, and the facilities including the Tea Room are more than adequate, check the home made cakes!... More

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