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Address: Ballindalloch Castle, Ballindalloch AB37 9AX, Scotland
Phone Number: 01807 500205
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Very enjoyable visit

Having lived in Scotland almost 5 years now, I have seen some castles hahaha & I actually live in one! Ballindalloch will definitely be one of the fondest of my memories. I think... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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224 reviews 224 reviews
80 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Having lived in Scotland almost 5 years now, I have seen some castles hahaha & I actually live in one! Ballindalloch will definitely be one of the fondest of my memories. I think what makes it so special is that it feels like a home. It is very nicely decorated, but not to the point that we were made to... More 

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Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this review

We're delighted that you enjoyed a visit to Ballindalloch Castle, and would like to thank you for taking the time to post a review. With reference to the Aberdeen Angus cattle, we have to keep the herd at the home farm until the grass in the coo-haugh has grown sufficiently to feed them during the summer months; this year it... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful setting and castle with lovely river walks. Amazing daffodils. Very good self guided tour of castle with info sheets in rooms. Very good quiz for the chidren (11 & 13) with writing board and pencils provided. The cafe is well worth a visit too but does not take cards - cash or cheques only - but the gift shop... More 

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Thank you for taking time to post a review of your visit to Ballindalloch Castle; we're delighted to hear that you and your family - especially the little ones - enjoyed the experience. More 

Forres, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Easter Monday - glorious day, warm and sunny - a great day a wander around the gardens and castle and down the river walk. The hot chocolate and cappuccino cake was good too. I was told the double choc cake was good too. Not that we used it but there is plenty space for youngsters to run about and let... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts about your visit to Ballindalloch Castle. We're very pleased that you enjoyed it - and that you enjoyed the cake too. We test it thoroughly ourselves - just to make sure! More 

Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Castle, and would like to thank you very much for taking the trouble to post a review. More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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133 reviews 133 reviews
29 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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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
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166 reviews 166 reviews
110 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 

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