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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 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

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
Reviewed 15 May 2017

You couldn't get more remote if you tried. The final mile to the castle is a single lane dirt road that seems more like a private road. Finally, you do come to the castle and there is a car park on the right. There's a...More

Thank 2CAtravelers
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Very nice and interesting castle with lots of history. Getting to know how it was when it was intact gives you the idea that it was a really nice and classy place.

Thank Debbie X
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Visited with family. The ruin is definitely worth a visit. It's explained that the castle was built more for effect than to be defensible in the event of an attack and that becomes obvious as you walk around. There are a number of plaques on...More

Thank Phoenixm34
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

A Hidden Gem of a castle, lots of rooms to wonder around in. We spent about one hour and a half here. It was quiet and peaceful. Look out for the secret aumbry. One of the best castles we have visited, we both loved it....More

Reviewed 23 September 2016

Tolquhon Castle is easier to pronounce than it sounds, the local dialect abbreviating it to approximately "Tawhon". Built in the 1580's primarily as a stately home for the Forbes clan, it never really saw use as a defensive building. Nevertheless, the castle was a busy...More

Thank BobNewtonMearns
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The castle is really beautiful and still well preserved. One gets quite a few information about how the people used to live in the castle and can walk basically everywhere in the castle. Further, the staff was really nice and helped us to get some...More

Thank Marcel G
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22 June 2016|
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Response from weequine | Reviewed this property |
Yes needs to be on a lead
Kristi S
27 April 2015|
Response from Torkm68 |
No direct bus service connects Ellon to the road where Tolquhon castle is located