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Balvenie Castle

Balvenie Castle

Due to essential conservation work there is reduced access to parts of Balvenie Castle. The admission price is reduced to reflect this, please note that child admission is free.

Originally the seat of the powerful Comyn earls of Buchan, Balvenie is a castle of enclosure with massive curtain wall.


  • The formidable curtain wall – a rare example of 13th-century military architecture in Scotland.
  • The Atholl Lodging – a fine example of Renaissance architecture, showing the layout of a noble residence and containing some fine details.
  • The iron yett – the two-part iron cross-barred gate behind the main entrance is unique in Scotland.
Green Tourism Award - Gold


Region – North and Grampian
Postcode: AB55 4DH

Opening arrangements

Summer only
25 March - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)

Admission prices

Adult £3.60, Child £0.01, Concession £2.70

Events at Balvenie Castle

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Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

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