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Ballindalloch Castle

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Address: 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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Lovely welcoming castle !

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 

Thank minidisco72
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice quiet place , good garden , hidden treasure , nice snacks , lovely rose garden , longer walks but worth !

Thank permafinish
Canberra, Australia
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69 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Castle and grounds in July 2016. The guy at the gate who took our money was very friendly and helpful giving us a 'mud map' of the grounds. It was quite a drive into the castle car park (Glad we didn't have to walk all that way) and the gravel car park itself was a little small.... More 

Thank Jenni D
Westhoughton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set in beautiful grounds, the baronial castle and gardens are a treat for the eyes. Well worth a visit if you're in the area but the joy is in the scenery as the attractions are not extensive. There is an audio-visual screen that describes its history

Thank Steve F
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On holiday in beautiful Speyside with my husband, parents and our pet dog , we decided to pay a visit to Ballindalloch Castle and estate. We particularly wanted somewhere which was dog friendly as we planned to have a wall around the grounds with the dog as well as my mum and I intending to visit inside the castle itself.... More 

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Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this review

You are correct that our website states that we allow pets. It states: ‘Responsible dog owners and their best friends are always welcome at the Castle, and there is a dedicated area set aside for dog-walking in order to ensure your pet enjoys their day as much as you do.’ But the paragraph continues: ‘However, due to the nature of... More 

Lytham St Annes
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59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rained off our annual golf game at Grantown so visited the Castle and were greatly impressed. Guides friendly and welcoming and information readily forthcoming. A great deal of interest especially with the wonderful china and pottery. The gardens and grounds were superbly maintained and the tea room was perfect.

Thank Tim R
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

What a gemstone, we were greeted by such welcoming, informative and friendly staff. The Castle and grounds were magicall, and after exploring everything, we had a light lunch, closely followed by treating ourselves to some beautiful items from the lovely gift shop. All of this made us quickly forget our encounter at the Ballindalloch shop/Po earler, where we were served... More 

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