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    Balfour Castle

    Balfour Village, KW17 2DY, Scotland
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          • Excellent89%
          • Very good7%
          • Average3%
          • Poor0%
          • Terrible0%
          24 Jul 2016
          “Visits By Prior Arrangement Only”
          1 Jul 2016
          “Breathtaking scenery!”
          Free Parking
          Restaurant
          3.0 Star Hotel
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          The Ayre Hotel
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          Reviewed 25 July 2016

          We visited Kirkwall, in the Orkney Islands, on a Cunard Queen Elizabeth cruise around the British Isles. We traveled with a group of friends, and signed up for a Cunard tour of Balfour Castle with afternoon tea. We took a 5-minute coach trip from the...More

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          Reviewed 2 July 2016

          My husband and I visited as part of a cruise ship shore excursion. You take a ferry from Kirkwall and walk to the castle. The gardens are lovely as is the castle itself...but the scenery is the showstopper. We were treated to tea and scones,...More

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          Reviewed 11 November 2015

          Very nice "modern" castle only built in the mid 1800's. The tour was excellent, and informative, I especially enjoyed the grounds, saw my first flat apple tree, (you have to see it to understand). We were treated to the history of the area and had...More

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          Reviewed 29 October 2015

          We visted the castle as part of a cruise ship shore excursion. We did not stay overnight or eat dinner. Our itinerary: Kirkwall via ferry to the village of Balfour (on Shapinsay Island), then a ferry to the castle on the other side of Shapinsay...More

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          Reviewed 6 November 2014

          This is an amazing place to visit! A 20 minute ferry ride to get there. Castle is stunning, fully furnished, down to fixtures and the hardware. Grounds are georgous, make sure you walk around. The thing that sets this place apart, is you are allowed...More

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          • Orkney Islands >
          • Shapinsay
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          "I only saw one room, a double, but big enough for a football team. Superb!"
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          "The castle is only available to book for exclusive use - so chose your friends well so you don't argue..."
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          "All rooms had unique furnishings - we based our choice on the view from the windows."
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