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Castle Leod

Strathpeffer IV14 9AA, Scotland
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A wonderful place

We visited here as part of our Outlander tour. We were shown around the castle by the Earl of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
kolohe280
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Talent, Oregon
Beautiful

Grab a visit to this private seat of Clan McKenzie from that Laird and Lady themselves. Limited... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
QueenSassyPants
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Castle Leod is the seat of the Clan Mackenzie which has been lived in by the same family for over 500 years. The grounds are listed in the 'Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes of Scotland', the national listing of significant gardens. A warm welcome awaits all who visit!
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“open days” (3 reviews)
“private tour” (2 reviews)
“clan chief” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Strathpeffer IV14 9AA, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited here as part of our Outlander tour. We were shown around the castle by the Earl of Cromartie, a very friendly person who prefers to be called John. He provided a lot of insight into the history of the clan and the castle....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grab a visit to this private seat of Clan McKenzie from that Laird and Lady themselves. Limited tours offered but that just makes the tour more special. The tour is full of intricate details and history of the castle and it's inhabitants. Fascinating and excellent...More

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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

We only got to visit the grounds due to the castle being closed for the season but its such a beautiful castle! Its surroundings are equally as beautiful. Its well worth a visit. There is a tree garden next to it which was a nice...More

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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

We were staying close to this castle and went for a visit but unfortunately it wasn't open. It look beautiful from the outside and will have to come back during the summer.

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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

Castle leod strathpeffer on any day at the up end of August is a must for anyone ,not only is this old castle the home of the clan Mackenzie but it is steeped in history and some great stories ,and if you pick the right...More

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Reviewed November 29, 2017

Went on one of their open days in May. On arrival the bluebells on the drive were beautiful, and if you stood there quietly all you could hear was the very loud buzz of bees, but you couldn't see any. Loved the walk round the...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2017

We had a private tour with the Earl of Cromartie, John Mackenzie. He was gracious with his time, stories and a dram of whisky. It is fascinating to see a castle that still functions as a home and Clan seat and we truly understood the...More

1  Thank The_Hailes
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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

This place is special to my family as it is owned by the clan MacKenzie, and is very important to the historical journey in my life. We were greeted by the current owner who was very welcoming and kind and knowledgeable of the history and...More

1  Thank AliciaFiedler
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

Open 25 days the year. Ask for guides made by the Clan Chief himself. Very interesting tour through the castle. Outlander stories are told here!!!!

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Reviewed July 31, 2017

We researched Castle Leod back home in Australia and found we would be in Scotland at the time of one of the open days, jackpot we planned our time in Scotland about this visit. We were not disappointed. The Earl met us at the door...More

1  Thank 1victor
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