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Tolquhon Castle Calderpark Terrace, Ellon AB41 7LP, Scotland
+44 1651 851286
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All reviewshistoric scotlandticket officeoff the beaten trackwell worth a visithidden gemsingle track roadexplorer passdifferent levelsnooks and cranniesguide bookbeautiful groundscar parkplenty of spacelovely placeruinstaircasecentury
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been to alot of castles around Scotland and would highly recommend visiting here. Looks stunning. Daughter had loads of fun exploring too.

Thank Phil188
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As with most of the castles included in the Explorer pass, Tolguhon was worth the visit. The groundsman was really friendly and engaging and gave us a lot of information on the history. Having been to many of the castles it was immediately clear that...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only is this one of the best castles/ruins we have been to but it is one of the most clean and well maintained castle I think we have ever visited. We live quite close to Tolquhon Castle but just never had the chance to...More

1  Thank barrygibson73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well signposted and hidden in a dip so don't worry you've missed it! Good carpark at the side of the beautiful grounds. Helpful friendly lady in the shop and happy to answer questions. Sign boards dotted about giving information. Best part of the visit was...More

Thank Sockknitter5
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

This castle ruin is well hidden from view but well signposted and won't disappoint on arrival. Gerry at reception was very helpful and informative thou it is worth noting this is not an NTS property but historic Scotland thou the car park Is free.

1  Thank Kerry L
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Unlike so many castles these days, this one is relatively well cared for and kept. Very informative guide at the entrance and really knows his stuff about the history. The castle itself has many wee winding staircases that you can actually access and some of...More

2  Thank kmc8955312
Reviewed 29 April 2018

A gem of a castle in an area where castles are quite common. The history positively leaps out at you challenging visitors to seek further information. It certainly meirts a vist if you are in the Gordon area of Aberdeenshire.

Thank Jack7_13
Reviewed 17 April 2018

A lovely tranquil Scottish Castle ruin. Beautiful grounds. Beautiful scenery. Listed with Historic Scotland, small shop on site. Helpful, knowledgeable staff. Well worth taking a picnic along and eating in the grounds. A bit off the beaten track so take you snacks with you. I...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I arrived on a wet day to find the castle totally empty apart from us. The staff on reception were helpful and friendly and the prices very reasonable. We bought a guide book as we found the signs weren’t sufficient to properly...More

Thank benr92705
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Situated at the end of a single track road,there is plenty of car parking available. The building was designed as more of a fortified residence than a castle and was never attacked. Several buildings to wander around in and plenty of space for a picnic.

1  Thank 938fjg
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22 June 2016|
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Response from catztravelling | Reviewed this property |
I think yes, on a leash it should be ok. I'm afraid we have no dog and I have not seen any dogs there.
Kristi S
27 April 2015|
Response from Torkm68 |
No direct bus service connects Ellon to the road where Tolquhon castle is located