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We were disappointed that the Castle was closed on the day we visited......it is only open on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kathleen M
Scotland, United Kingdom
A quick visit is all you can get if it is closed

The castle was closed the day we stopped by, so all we got was some photographs. Since we were on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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...more
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Strathpeffer IV14 9AA, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were disappointed that the Castle was closed on the day we visited......it is only open on certain dates of the month.......check the internet. We did however access the drive & got as close to the Castle as we could ......stopping when the Private signs...More

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle was closed the day we stopped by, so all we got was some photographs. Since we were on an Outlander Tour, this was good enough for this trip. Visually, it is nice-looking. I really liked the dead tree in front. It would be...More

Thank pitufo00
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank kolohe280
Reviewed 6 June 2018

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

4  Thank QueenSassyPants
Reviewed 1 January 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

Thank Jooliee2014
Reviewed 28 December 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.

Thank Murpholocity
Reviewed 22 December 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

Thank renatobelli99
Reviewed 29 November 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

Thank PaulaScot
Reviewed 15 October 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
Reviewed 14 September 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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