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Balgonie Castle

Markinch, Glenrothes KY7 6HQ, Scotland
+44 1592 750119
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Rick McCallum

I went with friends to Balgonie castle, and what a joy the place is, the hidden gem being the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
rick4stunts
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Wonderful, magical experience!

As others have said below: we were welcomed by the Laird, and heard the history of the castle (and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tony C
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Balgonie Castle is the home of the Laird of Balgonie & Edergoll. Balgonie Castle is in the heart of the Kingdom of Fife and is over 700 years old. The Morris' were the first in Fife to secure a Civil Weddings Certificate. We have been a filming site for Outlander and an inspiration for the Game of Thrones Red Wedding Scene.
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“his son” (7 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Markinch, Glenrothes KY7 6HQ, Scotland
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+44 1592 750119
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went with friends to Balgonie castle, and what a joy the place is, the hidden gem being the Laird of the castle. He is an absolute master Craftsman in would work painting and leatherwork, and and is shown all throughout the castle. It was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As others have said below: we were welcomed by the Laird, and heard the history of the castle (and much about this truly individual Laird). Our tour was informative and a lot of fun. We felt more like friends being shown around he Lairds home...More

1  Thank Tony C
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I just completed an 8 day Scotland road trip and honestly.. This was our favorite castle. We were immediatly greeted by the Laird who began giving us the history of the castle. He then walked us through the public portions of the...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

A warm welcome from the Laird as he welcomes you to his home and delights in taking you at a leisurely pace round the castle grounds and many interesting rooms. Outlander fans should not miss it, but it is also steeped in history and the...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

We attended a wedding ceremony here and it was lovely, all the candles and wall decorations. Feels very historic and different, the staff were great.

Thank Laura W
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

My son, future daughter-in-law, myself and husband along with eight other bridal party members flew from Australia to Scotland for my son to be married in Balgonie Castle. It was truly amazing. So intimate and the atmosphere was lovely. The laird of the Castle was...More

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We are Outlander fans and have visited most of the locations. We were shown around Balgonie Castle by the Laird of the castle. He told us a lot of history and information about the castle. He lives in the castle with his son and daughter...More

1  Thank Gill L
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful visit to a quirky ancient castle off the beaten track. We were met at the gate by Ben the lairds deerhound and the laird himself who made us feel most welcome in his fabulous home. He wore traditional dress and gave us...More

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We visited today and had a personal tour by the Laird who still resides at the castle. He is an amazing man who does all the paintings and carvings along with hid son. He made our visit very special. It was a pleasure to meet...More

1  Thank Avril Y
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

My daughter had her wedding venue at Balgonie Castle on 5th August 2017. Lovely old Scottish Castle, beautiful situation for a wedding. Highly recommend/

Thank Ann M
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John S
20 May 2017|
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Response from Mara D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I can't remember. But if it was one entrance fee, it was super cheap. Otherwise I wouldn't have gone :)
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Viajera1989
29 November 2016|
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Response from hambones64 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, my uncle was recently married there, small chapel and dining upstairs. Please be aware that it can get cold in the winter months.
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