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Ballone Castle

Door open days

8 September 2018 (10am-5pm)

Highland - Black Isle, Ross & Cromarty

Ballone Castle was built in 1590 on the cliff edge above the raised beach, and has dramatic views out across the Moray Firth. The Dunbars from Morayshire built the original Z plan castle which was extended in 1623 by the MacKenzies to create a brew house and bakery. After the 1745 rebellion, it was soon roofless and by the mid-19th century had lost most of its fine details.It was bought in 1990 by Lachlan and Annie Stewart who set about restoring it as their family home, creating a fusion of authentic medieval with ANTA's 21st century Scottish contemporary aesthetic.


Key Information

Building Date: 1590

There will be guided tours which don't need to be booked in advance. The gardens will also be open.

For more information, visit or call 01862 832477.


Where to find us

  • Portmahomack
  • Tain
  • IV20 1RD