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Balvaird Castle

Off the A912, Glenfarg, Scotland
+44 1786 450000
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Isolated Scottish baronial castle

Although this castle is not in ruins, it can be viewed from the outside only. There is limited car... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
jon0269
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Cupar, United Kingdom
Situated on a hilltop in the Ochil Hills

Balvaird Castle was built around the year 1500 for Sir Andrew Murray. Had a drive up to here this... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2016
thetravellingmanUk
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Off the A912, Glenfarg, Scotland
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+44 1786 450000
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Although this castle is not in ruins, it can be viewed from the outside only. There is limited car parking space just off the A912 and a short walk up the hill to the castle from which there are good views of the surrounding countryside....More

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Reviewed 16 December 2016

Balvaird Castle was built around the year 1500 for Sir Andrew Murray. Had a drive up to here this mid afternoon. The car park was closed but there was enough room to park at the side. It is a good 0.25 to 0.3 mile walk...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2016

Love this castle, great for waling the dogs, fantastic location to see the countryside all around. Good information boards to read the history of the castle so good for tourists and locals. This is not a day out but good for a one hour visit...More

Thank RichieAdams
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Set in the middle of nowhere is the beautiful ruin of Balvaird castle. There is a nice little walk from the car parking area to the castle grounds. Unfortunately the ruin cannot be accessed by the public due to its condition, but you can walk...More

Thank Greig R
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Kept and maintained by Historic Scotland the grounds are open to the public .I have a feeling that it is staffed through the summer months and the castle may have access then as I can remember being in the Castle about 10 years ago ....More

Thank craigluscar
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

A fine solid-looking Castle. The interior is not accessible, but there are fine views all around. The Polish army carved a Polish Eagle on one of the trees surrounding the castle in the 1940s and it is still just visible (2015). The castle is bleak,...More

Thank mrcox21
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The car park was closed so we had to park on the roadside. Up a hill to get to but not too tough. Nice views from the castle and information boards there.

Thank lj2106
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

Take the time and walk up to this Castle Ruin. Very beautiful scenery around the castle and was the first ruin we visited in Scotland

Thank cglasbyaz
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Really interesting and well preserved castle with nice views. The castle is easy to find and definetely worth a visit. There are informational boards of castle's history.

Thank karoliner274
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

Don't just drive past this castle on your to or from Perth. Its a wee gem, and worth a visit. A short walk off the road where there is little room for parking. And a visit is free!

Thank Braveliver
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