Um, we went here on the premise that it was a fairytale castle - its beautiful to look at and the gardens are nice (although not as well kept as National Trust/Historic Scotland properties). The castle is nice inside, the rooms are very nice but there isnt much else to say really. There wasnt lots about the history of the castle as it is a family home, but overall we had a nice stay.
We didnt pay the full price as one of our children was free, but it was over £25 for two adults and one child, I think this is a bit steep really as it didnt really match with the quality of other castles we have been to. The gift shops were nice. We had a coffee, a cup of tea, two J2Os and two cakes in the cafe which came to about £17 - wished we had had the soup really, but never mind. There is a picnic area for those who were better prepared than us. There is also a putting green, but I think you had to pay separately for this.
Toilets were clean and were in the castle by the cafe. There is also a bridge that lead to a wood and river, but we didnt explore this too much as the kids were hungry. A maze was here - which my children were very excited about, but unfortunately it was shut for cutting which was a real shame. There were a few nice elements of the garden, but overall Im glad we only had to pay for one child.
A nice castle and grounds, but not one that bowled me over! Didnt see much mention of MacBeth anywhere either. Plus loads of signs saying "NO RUCKSACKS in the castle - please leave them in your car"
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