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Ballindalloch Castle

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Address: Ballindalloch Castle Ballindalloch Castle, Ballindalloch AB37 9AX, Scotland
Phone Number: 01807 500205
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Full-Day Speyside Castle and Whisky Tour from Aberdeen

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Beautiful location

This was a lovely place to visit, we visited yesterday which was such a hot and sunny day. We looked around the grounds which were extremely well looked after, then went to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was a lovely place to visit, we visited yesterday which was such a hot and sunny day. We looked around the grounds which were extremely well looked after, then went to the tearoom. We were so impressed to find dairy free, gluten free, nut free (etc) options! A very friendly lady served us in the tearoom.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this Castle on our Royal Scotsman journey and were personally greeted and shown around the Castle and grounds by Guy Macpherson-Grant. What an inspiration he was, as he told us about how his family has maintained this treasure, so that it pays for its upkeep. He and his family have developed a golf course and a whisky distillery... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a day trip here castle and grounds where beautiful tea room was good value with nice staff. Seeing all there family photos with the Royal family was nice. There was information sheets on every room.

Thank Diane S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a fabulous few hours here one very sunny day recently! Beautiful grounds, lots of walks, amazing playground for kids, animals, formal gardens & to top it all, a beautiful working castle which is still inhabited by the MacPherson-Grant clan. Good little tea shop which was extremely reasonable, especially compared to other places we've visited this trip! Really enjoyed seeing... More 

Thank Bel38
Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ballindalloch Castle is an amazing experience, well with a visit..Lots of royal connections and photos of "Charley" and Camilla around. Rooms all beautifully furnished, and so well kept. Super welcome by a Castle Guide, who was so knowledgeable, helpful and really chatty. The Walled garden, with roses of all colours, a water feature and roses embracing arches and beds was... More 

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Tomintoul, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a REAL Castle with REAL family living in it.... walking around is quite simply, like walking around someones home! Lovely gardens, tea room and of course the Castle itself. There is also a children's play area with little ride on tractors and a gift shop. We, up until now, have owned a small Guest House about 12 miles... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to visit Ballindalloch Castle and Gardens as we were staying nearby. The castle has an interesting history, lots to see inside, with quizzes for the children to keep them interested, although they were quite happy exploring the sprawling castle rooms and turrets. Nice wee tea room serving the most generously filled sandwiches and toastie as well as soup, cakes... More 

Thank FiPrice
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

The place is lived-in so the accessible areas are limited to a number of guest bedrooms, some hallways, the nanny suite, and the basement area - but it's more than sufficient to get a very good immersive experience into what it's like to own such a place and to live in it. Of specific note is the photography collection throughout... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We passed this Castle on our way to our holiday home and decided to visit the next day. We are so glad we did, lots of walks (some quite long), a lovely walled rose garden and a rock garden plus of course the castle itself. There is no official tour and you just wander among the rooms (including an audio... More 

Thank Robbie L
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We have driven past the castle many times over the years as we holiday in Scotland frequently but have never visited until today. What a truly beautiful place. It is clearly a family home and the furnishings are bright and fresh. We loved the rose garden and the rock garden was superb. The staff at the gate, in the tea... More 

Thank Sue S

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