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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
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+44 1651 851286
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"historic scotland"
in 8 reviews
"ticket office"
in 3 reviews
"off the beaten track"
in 3 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"single track road"
in 2 reviews
"explorer pass"
in 2 reviews
"different levels"
in 2 reviews
"plenty of space"
in 2 reviews
"hidden gem"
in 2 reviews
"car park"
in 3 reviews
"lovely place"
in 2 reviews
"ruin"
in 18 reviews
"staircase"
in 11 reviews
"century"
in 6 reviews
"forbes"
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"picnic"
in 8 reviews
"residence"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A gem of a castle in an area where castles are quite common. The history positively leaps out at you challenging visitors to seek further information. It certainly meirts a vist if you are in the Gordon area of Aberdeenshire.

Thank Jack7_13
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

A lovely tranquil Scottish Castle ruin. Beautiful grounds. Beautiful scenery. Listed with Historic Scotland, small shop on site. Helpful, knowledgeable staff. Well worth taking a picnic along and eating in the grounds. A bit off the beaten track so take you snacks with you. I...More

Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I arrived on a wet day to find the castle totally empty apart from us. The staff on reception were helpful and friendly and the prices very reasonable. We bought a guide book as we found the signs weren’t sufficient to properly...More

Thank benr92705
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Situated at the end of a single track road,there is plenty of car parking available. The building was designed as more of a fortified residence than a castle and was never attacked. Several buildings to wander around in and plenty of space for a picnic.

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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LeanneRobbie
22 June 2016|
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Response from catztravelling | Reviewed this property |
I think yes, on a leash it should be ok. I'm afraid we have no dog and I have not seen any dogs there.
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Kristi S
27 April 2015|
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Response from Torkm68 |
No direct bus service connects Ellon to the road where Tolquhon castle is located
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