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Ballindalloch Castle

Ballindalloch Castle Ballindalloch Castle, Ballindalloch AB37 9AX, Scotland
+44 1807 500205
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“family home” (23 reviews)
“tea room” (28 reviews)
“the river walk” (17 reviews)
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Ballindalloch Castle Ballindalloch Castle, Ballindalloch AB37 9AX, Scotland
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+44 1807 500205
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"family home"
in 23 reviews
"tea room"
in 28 reviews
"the river walk"
in 17 reviews
"aberdeen angus"
in 14 reviews
"rock garden"
in 14 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 24 reviews
"family photos"
in 8 reviews
"stately home"
in 6 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 8 reviews
"won an award"
in 5 reviews
"hummingbird cake"
in 6 reviews
"red squirrels"
in 5 reviews
"cakes"
in 14 reviews
"gift shop"
in 16 reviews
"gardens are beautiful"
in 6 reviews
"walled rose garden"
in 5 reviews
"full bloom"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on rather a dreary summers day but received a warm welcome to this. The guide to the house was charming and obviously enjoys his work. House was sparkling as were the tea rooms; homemade soup and sandwiches in clean surroundings and extremely good value....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a very pleasant afternoon here and can recommend it if you want somewhere to relax and enjoy. Beautiful castle which is obviously also a very much loved family home. Quite an interesting film to watch - I’d no idea Aberdeen Angus cattle originated...More

Thank ROSANNA M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this beautiful castle on quite a hot sunny day. We walked our dog in the dog exercise area then went to walk along the river walk. We must have walked in the wrong direction and we found ourselves outside the castle, a lady came...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended this as a lovely little castle to visit and what a good recommendation it was! Pretty, 'domestic' in relative size, and above all, friendly and welcoming. You got a real sense of who the owners are and felt privileged to share their...More

Thank suemason2014
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Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting Ballindalloch Castle. It is, first and foremost, a much-loved family home, and the owners take great pride in its care and maintenance. We shall make sure that our tearoom staff see your kind remarks too.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited this area regularly for the last 40 years I can't believe I had not heard of it before. The castle and gardens / grounds are very well kept and this is one of the nicest large houses I have visited. There were a...More

1  Thank les747
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Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! We are a bit of a 'hidden gem', so we're very pleased that you found us eventually, and enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although I’m in my late 50’s it wasn’t my cup of tea, Thought this more ideal for the older person, who may enjoy stately homes and gardens

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my grandson with agroup of under 3 children for toddler summer outing ..had a fantastic time we were in play area all morning is a fab area with the extremely hot weather is perfect for playing as very well shaded .. everyone loved...More

1  Thank Tracey M
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Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! We're delighted to hear that the little people enjoyed playing with all the outdoor toys and equipment, and that tea and cake went down well too!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the castle on a lovely day and really enjoyed the experience. The guide in the castle was very friendly and loved a chat. The castle itself is a self guided tour but it works well. Lots to read and see including the links...More

1  Thank Peter C
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Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to post a review of your visit to the Castle. The staff here all work hard to ensure that our guests enjoy their visit, and will be very pleased to read your kind remarks.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Castle tour is self-guided. A lot of royal history and unique antiques. Well worth the tour of the home and the rest of the Estate. The Aberdeen Angus cattle are part of the oldest herd in the world- the breed originated at the castle. Beautiful...More

1  Thank jayharper2016
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Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and our local scenery too!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited in the spring when the garden was in bloom, and it was absolutely gorgeous. It is also really great to get to see so much of the inside of the castle. We enjoyed learning about the family that lives here as well, as...More

1  Thank Alison F
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Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Castle, and that you had time to explore the gardens too; they really are our pride and joy, and lovely at any time of year.

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13 July 2017|
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Response from Ballindalloch | Property representative |
Please accept our apologies - we have only just seen your question, so hope that we're not too late in volunteering the information you need. We have a large designated dog-walking area beside the car park, but otherwise... More
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bUbBlEgUm91919
28 May 2017|
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Response from Simon H | Reviewed this property |
Hi there - unfortunately I seem to remember that there was a sign saying not to feed the animals, but maybe if you contact the castle they might be able to arrange something? As far as I'm aware they didn't do pony rides but... More
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