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Aberdour Castle

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“walled garden”(19 reviews)
“painted ceiling”(12 reviews)
“worth a visit”(18 reviews)
See the large and imposing suite of buildings from the 12th to the 17th century with the grand hall-house, thought to be the oldest standing stone castle in Scotland. There is also a delightful walled garden, with scented flowers and a...more
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Aberdour KY3 0SL, Scotland
+44 1383 860519
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All reviews walled garden painted ceiling worth a visit tea room historic scotland ticket office lovely grounds small tearoom guide book historical artifacts outlander fans adjacent church sunny day picnic benches points of interest staff were helpful full bloom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited a lot of castles since moving to Scotland, and this one has a unique appearance and story. Parts of it are still intact, which is a great contrast to the parts that have fallen into ruin. Lots of different eras, from the 1200s...More

2  Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful castle. Beautiful grounds and stunning gardens. Gift shop had great trinkets and outlander merchandise as part of season one was filmed here. Lots of rooms to visit and a few information boards explaining things. We spent a few hours here and enjoyed it greatly.

2  Thank ArishaIsabella
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited my share of Castles in Scotland and Aberdour Castle is my favorite one so far! It is absolutely beautiful. A very short walk from the train station make this a perfect day trip from Edinburgh

1  Thank rachbird
Reviewed 17 September 2018

An amazing part of history, wonderful to walk around the buildings, the grounds and the parts we can go in, the ceiling painting is wonderful.

3  Thank Debbie O
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I'm glad I decided to visit. The castle remains are interesting and the grounds are well maintained. I enjoyed walking around the grounds. There are some nice views of the river and across to Edinburgh from the grounds. And the castle is in Aberdour which...More

4  Thank Arlington_Wanderer
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Easy to find, Easy to get to. Lovely surroundings. A small but well preserved building which was interesting to go round during its open season. Not too costly either at about £6.

2  Thank Linda S
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped here on our last day in Scotland. The castle, we are Outlander fans, was interesting and enjoyed seeing where the filming was done. Parts were totally restored and other parts in ruins. Worth the trip, the gardens were nice and the little cafe friendly.

3  Thank Caylinsgranny
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Nice castle but they locked the gate to us and another family. If guest are in the garden not locking the main gate to the guest without any question... Especially if the wall is 4 meter high. Only takes two min to ask us to...More

1  Thank Megan B
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Friendly staff at the visitor center and gift shop. The grounds are pristine and we enjoyed views all throughout the property. The gardens were beautiful.

1  Thank SafetyJan
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Absolutely loved Aberdour Castle. Steeped in History. A must for Outlander Fans. Lovely Gardens. Helpful staff.

1  Thank Marion W
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Response from allymacintyre | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Hope you have a good time anyway