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 Castles of Scotland - Balfour Castle






Location
Shapinsay, Orkney, Scotland

Description
Balfour Castle is the most northerly Castle hotel in the world. It is located on the south west of the island of Shapinsay in Orkney. Balfour Castle was the summer house of the Balfour family and was designed by David Bryce an Edinburgh architect. Building commenced in 1847 and completed in 1848. In 1960, the last Balfour in line died, and the castle was taken over by Captain Tadeusz Zawadzki, a Polish Cavalry Officer. The castle is now available for holiday stays accommodating up to 12 guests, and can also be booked for weddings and functions. The castle has two acres of gardens








Balfour Castle
Balfour Castle

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