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Balvenie Castle

Balvenie Castle

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

Highlights

  • 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

Location

Region – North and Grampian
Postcode: AB55 4DH

Opening arrangements

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

Admission prices

Summer
Adult £4.50, Child £2.70, Concession £3.60

Events at Balvenie Castle

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29 July 2015

Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Waterloo Colours

Edinburgh Castle

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The Other Mary Exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Ring of Brodgar Walk

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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And Yet it Stands

Stirling Castle

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Bright Coast, Long Shadows by Bryan Angus

Duff House

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Jack Vettriano Exhibition

Duff House

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An Audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

Edinburgh Castle

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Fortress for the King

Fort George

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