Delgatie Castle

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Dating from about 1050, Delgatie is a uniquely Scottish Castle. It is the home of the late Captain and Mrs Hay of Delgatie, and is the Clan Hay Centre. It is set peacefully within its extensive estate, with gardens and many delightful walks for guests to enjoy.

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Delgatie Castle is much the product of decades of work and dedication by the late Captain John Hay of Delgatie. The building he purchased in the early 1950s was effectively a derelict ruin.   

Captain Hay died at the age of 91 in 1997 and left the castle and estate to the Delgatie Castle Trust. Their role is to maintain Delgatie as it was during the Captain’s life. The result is a building of immense character: less a pristine showroom than somewhere that has a charming “lived in” feel.

Visit Undiscovered for more information on this and other Castles in the area. 

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Delgatie has tremendous character and a distinct sense of history. This combined with its picturesque setting makes it an ideal stopping place for visitors wishing to experience Scotland.

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