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Aberdour Castle

Aberdour KY3 0SL, Scotland
+44 1383 860519
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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 beehive-shaped doocot, which overlooks the Forth. Take a guided tour in summer to see all around the castle including the painted ceiling in the east range, which is a precious survival from the early 17th century. Open all year. Winter Closed Thus and Fri.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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Aberdour KY3 0SL, Scotland
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Went on a drizzly cold day Will go back again spring or summer Wouldn’t recommend going in the winter There less than an hour So weather didn’t do it justice

Thank Janet O
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The car parking is free,the usual SH gifts are on sale, there is a nice tea room selling local produce and it is a wedding venue. The buildings can be confusing to walk around with lots of routes to the same place but they are...More

1  Thank 938fjg
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Excellent well cared for layout of gardens, terraces and buildings. It has an first class main building and main hall which has hosted many a banquet. A great Wedding Venue A marquee can be erected in the walled garden, it has hosted spectacular events for...More

Thank Rascall C
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Spent an hour here which was about enough time as it is quite small. Lovely views and gardens and a pretty little church (which in my opinion is the best part). There is a lovely tearoom on site which serves homemade cakes and snacks.If you...More

Thank savvieg
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Aberdour Castle has some very nice rooms and some ruins that are just like umpteen other Scottish castles, but has less of the history to go with it. The terraced garden and the dovecot are nice, as is the bowling green. Not terribly interesting, but...More

Thank Jon G
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Possible the most beautiful place in Aberdour, the orchard, the dove cot , the throne room, the grounds, hope off the train to possible the prettiest station in the Kingdom, into a medieval world of mysteries ...... why totally bias? ..... because in 2008 I...More

Thank MarkRBennett
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We visited this castle with our 11 and 7 year old sons. On comparison to others we have visited, this was not as interesting. This was occupied as a residence rather than a fortress, so there was not so much history and the kids were...More

Thank FiRuss
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

The castle and ruins are beautiful and exciting, but the self guided tour is confusing (lots of references like 'leave the room via the west door) left us feeling like we had gotten a bit lost. The gardens are beautiful, the history is grand and...More

Thank Holly G
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Spent a good amount of time wandering around the castle and gardens. Interesting to read about the excavation work that was carried out to reveal the terraced garden area. The fact that some of the castle building is still intact gives an insight into how...More

Thank johnkfenwick
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This is a pretty ruin and gardens however it doesn't take long to get around. With two primary school aged children there was not a lot to see and after some lunch and a walk through the gardens, we went next door to look at...More

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