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Tolquhon Castle

The most picturesque of the castles in the Grampian countryside

Tolquhon Castle

Noted for its highly ornamented gatehouse, Tolquhon is one of the most picturesque of the castles in the Grampian countryside.

Highlights

  • The gatehouse – a real gem, built not to deter, but to impress – which it still contrives to do.
  • The main house – a charming composition at the far end of the courtyard, with a good ‘below stairs’ and family rooms above to explore. Spot the initials T.L. high up on the outside of the main house – a rare instance of a medieval architect signing his work.
  • The secret hiding-place – in the laird’s bedchamber on the second floor, a hidden compartment below the floor where Sir William hid his valuables
Green Tourism Award - Gold

Location

Region – North and Grampian
Postcode: AB41 7LP

Opening arrangements

Summer
1 April - 30 September , Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Admission prices

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

Events at Tolquhon Castle

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13 July 2014

Durer's Fame

Duff House

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Olivia Irvine - Being Somewhere

Duff House

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The Three Estates Costume Exhibition

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Ring of Brodgar Guided Walk

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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MacDonald, Lord of the Isles

Urquhart Castle

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Ring of Brodgar: Wildflower Wander

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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Music Through the Ages

Edinburgh Castle

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From Shoemaker to Custodian

Elgin Cathedral

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Renaissance Summer - The Thistle and the Rose

Linlithgow Palace

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Man at Arms Tour - Preparing for Siege

Craignethan Castle

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Medieval Archery

Rothesay Castle

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