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Glenfiddich, Dufftown, Scotland
+44 1340 820121
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled to Scotland in August/September 2018 and toured Balvenie as a side trip. It is a well-kept ruin and the price of admission was reasonable. There were only about six other people on the grounds and we were not rushed or crowded. We'd recommend...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank b a
Reviewed 4 November 2018

We stopped in for a visit to GlenFiddich and the castle is within walking distance. We got there too late to go in but the castle looked awesome. This is also a good spot to see highlands cows, small farm next to castle. Be respectful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 18 October 2018

A semi ruin that has many areas you may climb and discover. Just standing there in the middle of nowhere is this beautiful piece of history!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CPK13
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Visited the ruins of Balvenie Castle after a tour of Glenfiddich. These ruins give a great insight into the layout of the castle when constructed. Access is available so that you get this remarkable insight. Thanks to Historic Scotland for the effort in maintaining this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank graeme A
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

surrounded by whisky distilleries and close to the cooperage this is a charming castle to visit. no guided tours, free parking, little shop available. loved it

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Regardless of your interest in history, this castle is a must in your plans. It is an ancient ruin but is stabilized and accessible for safe exploring. Various sections and rooms are discretely labeled. You can almost drift back thru the centuries and see yourself...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

I enjoyed exploring the ruins of Balvenie Castle which is maintained by Historic Scotland. I particularly liked walking through the ruins reading the plaques about where the reception rooms, chambers, servants quarters, fire places, latrines, kitchen, oven and well etc had been. I liked climbing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sherrel H
Reviewed 28 September 2018

This ruined castle made for some pretty pictures, although most of the best pictures could be taken from outside. We paid to enter and it didn't take long to get through the remaining rooms and courtyard area. Depending on how many ruined castles you've seen...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is a beautiful and interesting castle well maintained by Historic Scotland. Well worth exploring.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bob W
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The castle is managed by Scottish Heritage, although my family entered without charge as members of English Heritage. The visit to the ruined rooms and towers took about half an hour.

Date of experience: August 2018
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13 May 2017|
Response from George W | Reviewed this property |
As long as they are kept on a lead. The castle is closed at present, and opens again on 1st April 2019.
30 April 2016|
Response from GillyPNorthEastCoast | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, it was closed when we went, so I'm afraid I can't help. Suggest you try on their website. I hope you have a good holiday.