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Aberdour Castle

Aberdour KY3 0SL, Scotland
+44 1383 860519
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Explore The Royal Line in a Private Minibus from Edinburgh
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See the large and imposing suite of buildings from the 12th to the 17th century with the grand hall-house, thought to be the oldest standing stone castle in Scotland. There is also a delightful walled garden, with scented flowers and a beehive-shaped doocot, which overlooks the Forth. Take a guided tour in summer to see all around the castle including the painted ceiling in the east range, which is a precious survival from the early 17th century. Open all year. Winter Closed Thus and Fri.
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“walled garden” (16 reviews)
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Aberdour KY3 0SL, Scotland
+44 1383 860519
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were going to visit here until we got to the entrance and see the admission fee is £6 per person to see a ruined castle, views over the forth, and gardens.

Thank author55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a photography day trip, my mum and I were visiting, only to find there was an event being held. Arms & Armour, what a wee find!!! This castle is amazing, beautifully kept and well maintained. The event was brilliant, showing youngsters and others alike...More

1  Thank Travel0vers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best ruined casttle I have seen between Edinburgh and St Andrews on coastal road. Outlander fans should not miss it. Go to Filian's cathedral next door.

Thank botumasz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we have seen so many castles during our Holiday in Scotland, but this was still interesting and worthwhile seeing

Thank globalJuergen
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This is mostly ruins with some parts still relatively intact or renovated. One room does contact a wonderful hand-painted original wood ceiling. The grounds are beautiful and have a unique set of walls to terrace off the ground. The castle is located essentially next to...More

Thank 2CAtravelers
Reviewed 15 May 2017

A really nice semi-ruin of historical interest in its own right, however our interest was primarily as Outlander fans - it was a filming site in Series One. This was one of the few sites we've visited where we were genuinely and warmly welcomed as...More

Thank Traveliterate
Reviewed 1 May 2017

A trip round the castle and gardens is well worth a visit and very interesting and most enjoyable. The tearoom which was a beautiful little set up was run by two inexperienced, disinterested youngsters. When I first popped in to have a wee look, there...More

Thank PaniSolinska
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The castle is managed by Historice Scotland. The place is tidy and well maintained, the staff are chatty and freindly. The castle is mainly a ruin however there is a restored main room which gives a good feel of what the castle would have been...More

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We were completely alone at this castle so it was nice to have a stroll in the gardens. The castle itself isn't that impressive but the area is really nice.

Thank stefanandriano
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The Castle had an Easter Event on for the kids where they had to find certain clues. All kids got a wee badge to say they had completed this activity. Pity it was not a real chocolate egg but no doubt HSE safety rules prevent...More

Thank allymacintyre
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We are planning to come to arms and armoury today. Are dogs welcome?
4 June 2017|
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Response from allymacintyre | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Hope you have a good time anyway