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Delgatie Castle

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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 2 weeks ago
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Charming old castle!

What a delight! My boyfriend and I stopped here after visiting Fyvie Castle and Tolquhon Castle... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2018
Amanda H
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Delgaty, Turriff AB53 5TD, Scotland
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 9, 2013

I discovered Delgatie Castle in 1995 and have been going there ever since. I recently made my 101st visit. Everything on offer in the tearoom (The Laird's Kitchen) is exceptionally good. Try the Cullen Skink for example - thick and creamy with a nice flavour...More

4  Thank Alastair N
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 29, 2014

After reading several glowing reviews I booked a family stay at Delgatie Castle, we stayed in Elmwood. After a 12 hour car journey and expecting 4 star accommodation we were greeted by a grubby, worn out stable conversion. The date 1983 appears on the outside,...More

11  Thank cosmoSouthWest
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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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.

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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

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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

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

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

Thank Amanda H
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

Thank Irsihpete
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Delgatie Castle has grown up round an 11th century tower. A stone spiral stair is the only way to get up and down but there are rooms off to left and right so the climb is not as daunting as it might seem. Mary Queen...More

1  Thank silversurfer21
Reviewed June 16, 2018

Wonderful historic castle packed with really interesting and beautiful rooms to view for a modest donation. The Lairds kitchen offers delicious simple home-made meals and a wonderful selection of cakes. The grounds are gorgeous too with several walks, we saw wild heron around the lake/woods...More

Thank Anita I
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

After a lovely walk in Delgaty woods we visited this quaint tea room. The service was quick and friendly, and the atmosphere relaxed. I would love to give the full 5 stars because it was one of the best cream teas I’ve had in a...More

Thank Tracy L
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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.