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Balfour Castle

Balfour Castle is a spectacular example of Victorian architecture.

Balfour Castle History

Balfour is complete with every detail of its original fixtures and furniture dating back to the 1840's, with gilded plaster ceilings, handmade wallpaper and marble fireplaces.

Set in seventy acres of wooded grounds, Balfour has panoramic views of surrounding islands. Its location is perfect for trips to other islands and to the "mainland" of Orkney to visit Skara Brae, Maes Howe and dozens of other fascinating archaeological sites.

Balfour Castle Facts

Balfour Castle is on the south east tip of the Isle of Shapinsay. The ferry to Shapinsay leaves from Kirkwall and takes approx. 25mins.

Balfour Castle is open for guests, as it currently is a hotel.

Balfour Castle Map&Location

Address: Balfour Castle, Balfour, Orkney, Orkney Islands KW17 2DY, United Kingdom. Get help with directions using the map provided bellow:

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Balfour Castle Photos

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Balfour Castle and a seaside folly
Balfour Castle frontside
Balfour Castle detail
Balfour Castle grounds ©