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Balfour Castle

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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good6%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
21 Sep 2017
“Its in the family”
5 Oct 2017
“Is Balfour castle open for business?”
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3 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Its hard to put into words how magical this place is, from the boat trip, to meeting our charming host, Elodie, through to the best meal ever and having a Castle to ourselves. Oh and the Spa hidden away in the beautiful grounds. Absolute perfection...More

2  Thank MrsK139
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Great example of what money can do. The castle, garden and estate shows what money and imagination can do. The magnificent gardens are still being restored to their former glory. The hand planted forest is truly an unique walk. The greenhouse was used for floral...More

1  Thank Richard F
Reviewed 2 February 2013

On the spur of the moment my husband and I decided to see if we get reservations to eat at the restaurant at Balfour Castle on Shapinsay Island, Orkney. We were able to get them, took a taxi boat, made private arrangements to get back...More

6  Thank Fran49680
Reviewed 15 September 2012

Last year when we stopped in the Orkney's we toured Skara Brae, Skail House, the Standing Stones of Ennis and more that was very interesting and worthwhile. This year we were on the Silversea Silver Cloud when it stopped in the Orkney Islands and chose...More

3  Thank fudgbug
Reviewed 5 June 2012

This is a fantastic property. Magnificent architecture, and well maintained. Fascinating grounds, including the gardens where food is grown. Visited on a cruise ship tour. Would love to have stayed here (think pretty pricey). Tip: if you are on tour, try to get Nick as...More

1  Thank AthensBulldawg
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"I only saw one room, a double, but big enough for a football team. Superb!"
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"The castle is only available to book for exclusive use - so chose your friends well so you don't argue..."
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"All rooms had unique furnishings - we based our choice on the view from the windows."
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