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Address: Ballindalloch Castle Ballindalloch Castle, Ballindalloch AB37 9AX, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1807 500205
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Fantastic Place

Really enjoyed our visit here. Beautiful castle and gardens and comfortable coffee shop. Helped that it was on hottest day of the year. Beautiful walks to river too.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 18, 2016
Neillymac
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit here. Beautiful castle and gardens and comfortable coffee shop. Helped that it was on hottest day of the year. Beautiful walks to river too.

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

When you think of castles of childhood stories, this is about as close as it gets outside of Neuschwanstein. The family gave an insightful and accommodating tour of the property, including the spectacular grounds. Definitely my favorite castle stop in Scotland.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

This place was somewhere to stop on the way to our next destination. Really enjoyed the gardens and small tea room. Not many rooms to visit, but what there was to see was very interesting. Lots of pictures of the royal family with the family! Their distillery looked beautiful but didn't get a chance to visit!

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

This Castle is real gem. Tucked away north of sunny Granton it really is a beautiful gem of a place. Easy parking and a lovely walk past an 18th century dove cote to the main castle sets the scene for a beautiful 16th century (modified) castle with outstanding grounds. The brochure says "friendly welcome" and it certainly is with the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

We were there on a business trip, as we work with the distilleries in the area. The hotel was Clean, comfortable, food was amazing, breakfast had stornoway black pudding to die for. Service was excellent, highly recommend staying there

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Super little 9/18 hole golf course. No real club facilities available but that does not detract from this family run golf course. It sits right next to the Ballindalloch Distillery so what else would one want for. Oh yes fishing. That is there too. Great visit and enjoyed playing the course

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Surprise, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

I was unimpressed with this place. It looks nice from the exterior, but the interior is almost decorated like the 1970's. Maybe I misled myself on expecting older furnishings, etc. No pictures are allowed inside - no doubt it would reduce the visitors and revenue. I would not recommend this place. ... The people there were nice, just the product... More 

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Aberdeenshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

If you are visiting this area of Speyside a visit to Ballindalloch Castle is an absolute must as it is the most wonderful family house to enjoy.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Incredibly maintained example of the "opulence" of a noble family in an historic castle still used in the 21st century, with nice grounds and gardens and a good tea room.

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Ottawa, Canada
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I walked the grounds of this fabulous estate before touring the main home on the property. As with many places we've visited on this tour, the history is captivating and impressive. As this is a 'living monument' in that the home is still used, it was fun to see the hybrid of old and new. Highly recommend... More 

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