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lovely ruined castle which is pleasant to explore on a fine day.

Great for kiddies to roam and run free. Some banks steep but otherwise fairly even walking. Good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jane B
Castle ruin

Great place to take children to. They love it, they can climb the castles ruined walls and imagine... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elgin, United Kingdom
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This castle was built in 1140 AD and is the best-preserved example of a 12th-century moat-and-bailey style structure.
Elgin, Scotland
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All reviews raf lossiemouth eggs great place for a picnic run around sunny day off the beaten track dog walkers surrounding farmland car park is small kite flying easter sunday a degree angle kids loved exploring an adventure air base nice walk lovely ruin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for kiddies to roam and run free. Some banks steep but otherwise fairly even walking. Good views of the countryside.

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well kept castle ruins and footprint. Not a lot to study or go over in these sturdy castle remains. I found it difficult to imagine just how it must have been in the main part of the castle even with the information boards as there...More

Thank Derek w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to take children to. They love it, they can climb the castles ruined walls and imagine what the castle used to be like in its glory days. Really good place for a picnic on sunny days and its free.

Thank hamdrip
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exciting! When visitors view the fortress from the bottom of the mound upon which it's built, they can't see the expanse of stonework beyond the front. Duffus Castle is a massive and evocative ruin. My boyfriend and I loved exploring what remains of this mighty...More

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This castle is a place for all the family to explore and enjoy its nooks and crannies .The best thing it,s free.

Thank mrdoody06
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

I wasn’t sure about seeing Duffus Castle to be honest. We’ve been in Scotland for less than a week, but there are only so many castles a man can handle on one holiday! As this was only 15 minutes from where we were staying at...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2018

Finally managed to visit our relatives home. Now a ruin but we'll maintained. Going there showed how important it was, as you can see for miles, all the way around the castle. There is well descriptive notices about how the castle was laid out. Great...More

Thank elained391
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Great place for a picnic in the sun or a walk with dogs 🐕 just luvly surroundings and kids can run around in and out old castle ruins

Thank Julie S
Reviewed August 14, 2018

One of the less well-known but truly authentic sites which are so typical for Scotland and make it special. We were very lucky - warm weather and not a spec of rain - the crazy 2018 Summer

Thank Raban v
Reviewed August 7, 2018

I have been taking my son to this ruined castle for at least 8 years now. The first time we went dragon hunting and since then we have come back for egg rolling, sledging, family picnics or for a look around. The place can be...More

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Euan H
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Response from Hankfiji | Reviewed this property |
We were there about 10 am. Had the place to ourselves.
Colleen A
June 30, 2016|
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Open all hours and free of charge