Ballindalloch & Knockando

[Ballindalloch Castle]

Ballindalloch Castle is probably Speyside's finest castle. Close to the confluence of the Rivers Spey and Avon amongst immaculate surroundings, the grounds include a stunning rockery as well as formal gardens. The grand castle interior, good woodland walks, tearoom and even a distillery (plus we couldn't fail to mention the unexpectedly luxurious toilets!) furnish the visitor with a good few hours' worth of activities. There are plenty of other worthwhile diversions in the area too though, including the many Speyside distilleries and a recently restored woolmill at nearby Knockando.

[Rockery]

📌 Ballindalloch Castle ★★☆
Description: 16th century, Z-plan home of the Macpherson-Grant family.
Location: A95 a mile south of Marypark, G.R.: NJ 178366 ///usual.materials.language
Open (2019): Sunday to Friday, Easter long weekend to September
Cost (2019): £12 (adults), £6 (children)

📌 Knockando Woolmill ☆☆☆
Description: Working 18th century textile mill on Knockando Burn.
Location: Off B9102 between Upper Knockando and Cardhu Distillery, G.R.: NJ 188425 ///knees.requires.heave
Open (2019): Tuesday to Saturday from mid-April. Closing date not specified at time of update
Cost (2018): Free; £5+ for optional guided tour which must be booked in advance

[Walled gardens]

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