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Tolquhon Castle

Tolquhon Castle Calderpark Terrace, Ellon AB41 7LP, Scotland
+44 1651 851286
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Tolquhon Castle Calderpark Terrace, Ellon AB41 7LP, Scotland
+44 1651 851286

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tolquhon Castle is approached down a lane (which is surfaced despite what some other reviewers have said) off the B999 just North of Pitmedden. Although it was essentially a fortified house built by William Forbes, 7th Laird of Tolquhon, between 1584 and 1589 as an...More

Thank MKMapman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This honestly looks more like a way-cool elaborate mansion than a castle. This castle is basically in ruins, but isn't battle torn. There are a few places you can climb the spiral stairs to the 2nd(3rd) floor. The uniqueness of this castle is the colorful...More

Thank Tabzenator
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Visited a few castles during our recent holiday this was one of my favourites apparently one of the only castles in Scotland not to be attacked as nobody could find it. A little off the beaten track but well worth it also allows dogs

1  Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

This castle was fantastic!! Such a fascinating place, great info and so lovely to be able to wander through so much of it. Love that lots of original features are well preserved

Thank Aimee C
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Lovely castle to visit. Well worth the country lanes diversion. Take a picnic to enjoy a full days visit.

Thank hazl2016
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Built in the latre 16th century, one can see the detail of this magnificant castle, even in its ruins. While there are small windows and gunloops in places, I suspect the castle was mjore for decoration than for war, given how impreswswive the consruction is....More

Thank Marguerite a
Reviewed 16 May 2017

You couldn't get more remote if you tried. The final mile to the castle is a single lane dirt road that seems more like a private road. Finally, you do come to the castle and there is a car park on the right. There's a...More

Thank 2CAtravelers
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Very nice and interesting castle with lots of history. Getting to know how it was when it was intact gives you the idea that it was a really nice and classy place.

Thank Debbie X
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Visited with family. The ruin is definitely worth a visit. It's explained that the castle was built more for effect than to be defensible in the event of an attack and that becomes obvious as you walk around. There are a number of plaques on...More

Thank Phoenixm34
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

A Hidden Gem of a castle, lots of rooms to wonder around in. We spent about one hour and a half here. It was quiet and peaceful. Look out for the secret aumbry. One of the best castles we have visited, we both loved it....More

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23 June 2016|
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Response from weequine | Reviewed this property |
Yes needs to be on a lead
Kristi S
28 April 2015|
Response from Torkm68 |
No direct bus service connects Ellon to the road where Tolquhon castle is located