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Kildrummy Castle

A97 | Kildrummy, Alford AB33 8RA, Scotland
+44 1975 571331
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Beautiful stronghold to visit on a sunny day!

My boyfriend and I visited Kildrummy Castle on a sunny morning. We had an enjoyable visit. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amanda H
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Earl of Mar Stronghold

Confusing signage for the castle and the castle gardens which are two separate sites. Large car... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
938fjg
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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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A97 | Kildrummy, Alford AB33 8RA, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I visited Kildrummy Castle on a sunny morning. We had an enjoyable visit. The caretaker volunteered information about surrounding attractions, too, and we accepted her suggestion to visit Auchindoun Castle, which isn't a long drive from Kildrummy Castle.

Thank Amanda H
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Confusing signage for the castle and the castle gardens which are two separate sites. Large car park with toilets,small visitors centre with knowledgeable custodian and then a long uphill walk to the castle. The castle is just ruins so no ramparts to climb on for...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This old ruined castle is a bonus when you stay at Kildrummy Hotel. A beautiful walk through a lovely garden and you are in the ruins of a once beautiful castle. There are signs telling you what the rooms were and what they were used...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Three of us visited the castle on a Sunday morning. The caretaker was very knowledgeable of the castle history and I didn’t realise how important this castle was in the history of Scotland. Although a ruin, the grounds were well kept and clean and the...More

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Another great stop for anyone with a Historic Scotland Explorer Pass. We drove up from Ballater one afternoon and got so much out of it. Sometimes it can be really difficult to picture ruins like this as fully intact, functioning castles, but the plaques do...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Kildrummy - first off - arriving here was a bit problematic as the signage is confusing as to the castle and the castle gardens(which we didn't know was here) so we went to the gardens instead. Having been told that we went to the wrong...More

Thank Tabzenator
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

we found this by accident after visiting the gardens close by. A typical castle ruin much like many others but with an interesting history. The countryside around is beautiful.

Thank jane j
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

During our recent two week holiday in the Glenlivet area and having a history student in company (our daughter) who is studying at St Andrews this was a castle on her list and so glad she made us take time out to seek out this...More

Thank James S
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Came across this little gem in passing. Quite an easy and pleasant walk up to a quite large ruin. Lots of oyster catchers around. Allows dogs not to be confused with the kildrummy castle hotel. Definitely worth a visit

Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Kildrummy Castle was an interesting, inexpensive stop. The rolling country side is beautiful. The castle is a run but interesting nonetheless. The gentleman at the ticket counter/store gave us a very insightful history of the castle!

Thank Leo K
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