We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ballindalloch Castle

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Ballindalloch Castle, Ballindalloch AB37 9AX, Scotland
Phone Number: 01807 500205
Website
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 129 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
day out

lovely family owned castle, beautiful gardens, play park , great for all ages worth a visit when opens for the season

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
joyce1268
,
Hopeman, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Hopeman, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely family owned castle, beautiful gardens, play park , great for all ages worth a visit when opens for the season

Helpful?
Thank joyce1268
Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review - it's always good to hear that our visitors have enjoyed their time at Ballindalloch, and we hope that we can look forward to seeing you again during the coming season. More 

Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
362 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Ballindalloch Castle is a private home that opens its doors to visitors seasonly. It is not a part of the National Trust or Scottish Heritage. The entrance fee was on par with NTS sites, and one is able to tour the castle at leisure. There are information cards in every room. We were greeted by a very enthusiastic man upon... More 

Helpful?
Thank geismom
Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this review

We're delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit to the Castle, and would like to thank you for taking time to post a review. We are particularly proud of our rest rooms, which won the 'Best Loos' category of this year's Hudson's Heritage Awards! More 

Aberlour, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
110 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This castle is a jewel in Banffshire's crown and is a true family affair.There are lots of rooms to view and the gardens are stunning.

Helpful?
Thank Bill M
Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. The Castle is, as you say, very much a family home, and we (and especially our gardener!) are pleased to know that you enjoyed your visit. More 

England
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Warm welcome from the man on the gate and all the staff. The gardens are beautiful especially the rock garden. The ladies loo is 5 star and has some very funny cartoon prints. The restaurant is good value and the castle is beautifully furnished and the family photos are interesting and add to the warmth of this family home. Wish... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bouffe
Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Ballindalloch Castle. We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed all we have to offer, and hope you will be able to bring your wee grandsons here on another occasion. More 

Level Contributor
100 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Nice place in the middle of nowhere. A lot of things to see in inside the building and on the grounds. The river walk combined with the wall/rose garden is magnificent!

Helpful?
Thank therameus
Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting a review of your visit to the Castle. We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed it. More 

Londonderry, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

The gatekeeper Jeff sold us with "best loo in the UK" and other fine tips. He wasn't exaggerating! Interesting historical, cultural, and family artifacts; nice grounds and gardens; etc. Nice two hour stop if you're driving through the area. 9£ pp fee.

Helpful?
Thank doug_03053
Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing your visit to Ballindalloch Castle. We're very pleased that you found our 'best loos' to be just that, and would like to thank you for your kind remarks. More 

Forres, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Visited here today with my parents. What a fabulous day out. Extremely helpful, welcoming and friendly staff, from the guy at the gate to those working in the house, shop and cafe... even the Laird himself, who kindly helped my Mum into the house with a smile and a friendly chat. The house is interesting, with plenty of history on... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank ElginMJ
Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this review

We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Ballindalloch Castle, and would like to thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of your experience on TripAdvisor. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Fascinating lived-in castle with magnificent displays of art and ornaments, followed by wholesome home-cooked lunch in the cafe. Beautiful walk along the river Avon and around the extensive grounds.

Helpful?
Thank GGraemeR
Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this review

We're very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Castle, and would like to thank you for taking the time to review the experience. More 

Sykkylven Municipality, Norway
Level Contributor
139 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

End of july we visit this beautiful castle. Entrance and walk towards to it very Nice. It is a big outdoor area to walk or play in also a good woods to have a extra long walk into.inside since it is a lived in castle is wonderful.you feel the atmosphere is around You when You walk from room to room.a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Odd Lennart L
Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your visit to Ballindalloch Castle in July. We're glad to know that you enjoyed your visit - and the cakes too! One slice is never enough! More 

2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

I can't say enough great things about this place. The B&B owner we were staying at recommended it to me and my sister, and we were not sorry! The grounds are gorgeous, as soon as u pass the first gate, the drive is lines with flowers and the views are breathtaking. The castle itself is charming, very well maintained and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank syz999
Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your comments after your visit to Ballindalloch Castle. We're very pleased that you enjoyed it, and hope you'll be able to visit again. More 

Travelers who viewed Ballindalloch Castle also viewed

 
Nairn, Scottish Highlands
 

Been to Ballindalloch Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ballindalloch Castle and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Ballindalloch Castle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?