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Scotland

Balvenie Castle (Mortlach)

  • House & Family History: Balvenie whisky is produced by William Grant & Sons at the Balvenie distillery down the hill from the Castle.

  • House Listed: Scheduled Ancient Monument

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Comyn family, 12th century until 14th century. Archibald Douglas, Earl of Douglas and Wigtown, Lord of Galloway, Douglas and Bothwell, 14th century; John Douglas, Lord of Balvenie, 15th century; Douglas family here from the 14th century until 1455.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

    Ownership Details: Owned by Jeremy Duncan Nicholson, Baron of Balvenie, but under the custodianship of Historic Environment Scotland, who operate the castle and open it to the public.

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Website: https://www.historicenvironment.scot

    Historic Houses Member: No

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