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Delgatie Castle

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Lovely Christmas Craft Fair

Spent this morning wandering through the Castle looking at all the lovely crafts on offer. Some... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2018
Fiona W
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Interesting castle with nice tea room

We stayed at the castle so visited as a result. There is some fascinating history in the castle... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Delgaty, Turriff AB53 5TD, Scotland
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All reviews cullen skink tea room mary queen of scots cakes mulled wine winding staircase home bakes afternoon tea home made national trust birthday cake well worth a visit run by volunteers macaroni fascinating history self catering lovely visit
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Sadly would not return to this event or the castle, despite living locally. £5 entry fee for my 15 month old daughter came as a bit of a surprise, I expected to pay that for myself but for a toddler was unreasonable. The Lairds Kitchen...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lindsay0208
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Delgatie is just one of those places you can’t help going back to as the staff are genuinely helpful and the food is fantastic, especially the Cullen Skink and all of the home bakeries!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank justMichael1960
Reviewed November 24, 2018

Spent this morning wandering through the Castle looking at all the lovely crafts on offer. Some talented people had stands and offered a wide range of items. We were greeted warmly at the door by an immaculately dressed gentleman in a lovely kilt. Non Alcoholic...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the castle so visited as a result. There is some fascinating history in the castle; Mary Queen of Scots stayed here once. It is nicely laid out, though as the exhibits all go up the central tower, it is quite difficult for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 700euang
Reviewed October 10, 2018

I loved this castle, especially the doll house collection and children's rooms. It's also manageable, even with a winding staircase. Nice tea room and gift shop as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paula E
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Spoil yourselves and go for a vintage afternoon tea. Sandwiches very fresh. Small cakes, large cakes and scones all home made. Very friendly. We considered it good value

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

Bit of a mixed one this depending if you're talking about the castle or the tea-room. The castle is nothing special to be honest, some of the rooms are pretty bare and it doesn't have the sense of history that some of the other castles...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LaStorione
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The castle appearance is becoming very scrappy. I think it’s in need of some repairs and full clean-up in general. That goes for the interior and exterior. There’s torn fabrics, holes in windows etc - not great. Tearoom was the nail in the coffin for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Scottish_Traveller
Reviewed July 16, 2018

What a delight! My boyfriend and I stopped here after visiting Fyvie Castle and Tolquhon Castle. Delgatie Castle turned out to be a real treat. We loved the flowers leading up to this fortress, and we also loved reading the notes left by the previous...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AmandaLHusson
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

This is one of those rare finds. A castle that is preserved as a home by the last owner. It is not like a SNT or SHeritage property. It is owned by a trust and run by volunteers. Not only is the castle very interesting...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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May 8, 2017|
Response from alanatdyce | Reviewed this property |
Yes - I would think so. When we visited, there was a group of 8 women arrived. They were expected and a table had been set out for them with a special afternoon tea selection.