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Not in winter

Maybe I did not read the fine print but we drove from Inverness to see this Castle and it was... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2018
Becki S
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San Diego
A grand family home

Throughout our visit we felt the same warmth commented on by other reviewers due to the fact that... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Bartonbears
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Reviewed 27 November 2018

Maybe I did not read the fine print but we drove from Inverness to see this Castle and it was closed for the winter. They will let you walk around the ground but not inside having said that the surrounding area is beautiful.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Thank you for posting a review; Speyside is lovely at any time of year, and we are pleased that you enjoyed our scenery. However, it is unfortunate that you have somehow been misinformed with regard to our opening details and, for the benefit of others...More

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Throughout our visit we felt the same warmth commented on by other reviewers due to the fact that this is still home to the McPherson-Grants after 24 generations. We had a surprising degree of access to the castle and its treasures. All rooms were tastefully...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Thank you for visiting Ballindalloch Castle, and for taking time to leave your review. It's always good to hear that our visitors have enjoyed their experience at this family home, and we hope that you'll be able to come and see us again one day.

Reviewed 3 October 2018

This private home is opened to the public six days a week from 10am until 5pm when the family move back in to their rooms. This family feeling is evident wherever you go with personal photographs dotted around and a warm feeling of care and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

We're always pleased when visitors tell us that they have enjoyed the Castle, and we're delighted to know that you sensed the family atmosphere. The Castle is, first and foremost, a much-loved family home, and it gives the owners great pleasure to be able to...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

A stunning setting that features stunning grounds and walled garden. House is worth visit. Cafe had good local food and value for money

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Thank you for reviewing your visit; we're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed all that we have to offer, and that you considered your visit to have offered good value for money.

Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

After visiting Cawdor Castle, it was hard to believe we would find another so beautifully decorated, well-maintained, and with such an interesting family history. We found it at Ballindalloch! Arriving early, we had a very warm greeting by the man at the gatehouse, followed by...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and would like to thank you for your very kind comments. Our staff, and indeed the Castle owners, work hard to maintain the Castle and gardens in good order, and are always pleased to have their...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018

Arrived to a lovely welcome from the guide, who helped a less-able member of our party to enjoy the place without using the oldest staircases. Lovely place, very homely, but also has some really ancient aspects. Well groomed walled garden a short walk away. Good...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit; we're glad that you enjoyed it. We're very pleased too that our staff were able to be of assistance, so that all members of your party could access the higher floors of the Castle. And...More

Reviewed 7 September 2018

Ballindalloch Castle is not exactly on the main route to most places, but it is well worth getting off the beaten track to take a look. It is a castle that is being actively used, so you get the opportunity to get a sense of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Ballindalloch.The Macpherson-Grant family is delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit to their family home, and that you were able to enjoy the grounds and gardens too. We shall make sure,...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018

This is a beautiful castle and home. Not to be missed. Walk the grounds and gardens and go down by the river where you may be lucky enough to see some anglers pulling in a fish or 2. Jeff greeted us and was so very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Ballindalloch Castle; we are very pleased that you enjoyed it. We shall pass on your kind remarks to Jeff too; he will be delighted hear your comments.

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

The ‘castle’ was built in the mid 16th century. It’s not a typical motte and bailey castle, but more like a stately home with a guard tower. The staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms are beautifully presented, especially the dining room which is just...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit; we're glad that you had good weather, and were able to enjoy the gardens as well as the interior of the Castle. Our staff all work hard to keep the Castle and grounds looking at...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018

These gardens, though at their best in spring for the azaleas and rhododendrons and July for the roses are absolutely beautifully kept with the best lawn edges in the north of Scotland.They are maintained by one gardener and one groundsman. Grass is beautifully cut, beds...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ballindalloch, Visitor Services at Ballindalloch Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Thank you very much for reviewing your visit to Ballindalloch Castle; we were very happy to read your positive remarks, and are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We shall pass on your comments about the grounds to our gardener and groundsman, who will both...More

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Response from wynter1 | Reviewed this property |
I would say around three hours
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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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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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