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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been to visit this castle on many occasions and it’s a great place to wander around especially if you have young children with you as lots of hiding places around the walls and grounds and up on the battlements as well This and Huntley castle...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 14 October 2017

On our across Scotland trip to get to the Outer Hebrides, we stopped here, bought our Explorer pass (for seniors) and spent about an hour photographing. The attendant gave us a bunch of information which made the castle almost come alive. We wish we could...More

Thank sgphoto
Reviewed 10 October 2017

My wife and I visited Tolquhon castle whilst on holiday in the area. It is around 1 mile off the B999 down a narrow single-track lane and past a farm, so the road can be quite muddy and rough. There is plenty of parking adjacent...More

Thank Ian D
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Nice ruin to explore with a fair amount of history behind it. Not to expensive (£5 for an adult) unlike other National Trust castles. Was slightly out the way compared to other attractions meaning we had it almost to ourselves.

Thank Duncan C
Reviewed 2 August 2017

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 1 August 2017

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 25 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
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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