Please note that we are now closed for the 2019 season and will reopen April 10 2020.
Our opening times and prices for 2020 are as follows:
Good Friday (10 April) 2020 until 30th September 10.00am – 5.00pm (last admission: 4.00)
Sunday – Friday (Closed Saturday)
|Castle & Grounds||Grounds Only|
|Child (under 5)||Free||Free|
|Family (2 adults + up to 3 children)||£28.00||£14.00|
|* (Children Free on G.O. Season Ticket)|
In November 2002 Clare Russell was given the great honour by Her Majesty The Queen to be Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire.
The Lord Lieutenant is The Queen’s representative in Banffshire, and is appointed personally by the Sovereign. It is a great privilege to serve Her Majesty and Banffshire in this way. Clare Russell is the 11th Lord Lieutenant and first Lady Lord Lieutenant of the county.
Mrs Russell was presented with an Honorary Degree from the University of Aberdeen for her work within the county, which was the greatest honour and privilege.
The Duties of a Lord Lieutenant are assisted by a Vice Lord Lieutenant and six Deputy Lieutenants, Mrs Russell performs duties which include:
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Ballindalloch Castle is situated just off the A95 between the towns of Grantown-on-Spey and Aberlour.
From Elgin (23 miles):
Travel south out of Elgin following the A941 signposted for Perth. At Craigellachie this road becomes the A95. Ballindalloch is approximately 7 miles beyond Aberlour and the Castle entrance is clearly signposted on your right hand side.
From Aberdeen (65 miles):
Take the A96 west towards Elgin. Just after the town of Keith take the A95 to Craigellachie. Turn left at the T-junction in Craigellachie and head towards Aberlour (this is still the A95). The village of Ballindalloch is approximately 7 miles beyond Aberlour and the Castle entrance is clearly signposted on your right hand side.
From Perth (110 miles):
Take the A9 north from Perth and turn right onto the A95 just north of Aviemore. Approximately 15 miles north-east of the town of Grantown-upon-Spey you will see the Ballindalloch Distillery on your right. After crossing the River Avon the road climbs steeply for a short while, past the War Memorial on your right, and the Castle entrance can then be seen clearly signposted on your left after 750m.
From Inverness (47 miles):
Take the A9 south out of Inverness. Just after the village of Slochd take the A938 signposted Carrbridge. Stay on the A938 until Dulnain Bridge where you turn left onto the A95. The Village of Ballindalloch is approximately 15 miles beyond the town of Grantown-upon-Spey. As you journey through the village you will note the Ballindalloch Distillery on your right. After crossing the River Avon the road climbs steeply for a short while, past the War Memorial on your right, and the Castle entrance can then be seen clearly signposted on your left after 750m.
Sat Nav Settings:
Post Code: AB37 9AX
Lat: 57.413605 / Lng: -3.367815) .
You can contact us in the following ways.
Tel: 01807 500 205
Our postal address is:
Ballindalloch Castle and Gardens
If you want to know how to get to Ballindalloch Castle and Gardens, please visit the how to find us page.
Tel : 01807 500 205
As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the country, we have been keeping abreast of official advice and have now taken the difficult decision not to open the Castle and Gardens to the public at Easter.
We are very sorry to have to delay our opening until further notice but feel that it is the right thing to do for the protection of our staff and the well-being of visitors.
The team and I very much hope that we will be able to open our doors again later in the year to welcome you back to Ballindalloch. We will keep you updated via social media.
In the meantime we send our best wishes to you and your families in these challenging times.