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Duffus Castle

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Ancient thick walls sitting on high ground, free and open for study of every detail.

One can get up close touch, feel and imagine the intact structure and grounds. Its high point... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Louis M
Rockton, Illinois
Lovely castle ruins

My kind of castle, I would have loved it as a kid. A nice set of ruins in a surprisingly well kept... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew L
Cambridgeshire, 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.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One can get up close touch, feel and imagine the intact structure and grounds. Its high point allows visibility in all directions where enemies may approach. A good vantage point for the jets taking off from Lossiemouth air base.

Thank Louis M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kind of castle, I would have loved it as a kid. A nice set of ruins in a surprisingly well kept condition. There is free parking and there are no time restrictions for access.

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a beautiful castle in a great setting with amazing panoramic views all around. Great place got taking the dog for a run round or having a picnic on the sunny slopes.

Thank StuartJune1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Passed the castle on the way to RAF Lossiemouth and swung by as I had some time to spare. Quite interesting but there are many better castles across this great country. Nice views and nice not to be charged entry.

Thank JPStory
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in adjacent farm house on a recent holiday. Free to enter. Fun to explore - kids loved running around it. Has a good moat

Thank Skyeclancy
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Fabulous views over the area and the castle grounds are well kept. Worth a visit especially if you have children. Great place for them to let of some steam and lots of history attached.

Thank Dina016
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Have not been to Duffus Castle for decades but visited on a lovely sunny day. Whilst not a lot to see is worth the visiting. Everything is ruined so little by way of remains. Great history of the development as a motte and bailey castle...More

Thank Alastair W
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Very interesting castle, well kept where it fell, beautiful area, peaceful and great views of the surrounding countryside.

Thank Foodie50XX
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Wonderful views and scenery. Great place for children to run around an explore. Great that it has been untouched and sits where the subsidence caused it to fall.

Thank Lianne C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We cycled to this castle from Elgin having seen it on the OS map. It is well worth a visit and would be a great place for kids to let off steam if you are on a journey. There is a free car park and...More

Thank MaggieBos
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Colleen A
30 June 2016|
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