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Balfour Castle, Shapinsay, Orkney Islands, Scotland

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by bobhoge, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. What is a visit to Scotland without a castle? This is Balfour Castle on Shapinsay in the Orkney Islands north of Scotland. It was built in 1848 and is still owned by the Balfour family.

    It is called a "calendar house". Balfour Castle is said to incorporate 7 turrets, 12 exterior doors, 52 rooms, and 365 panes of glass.




    Lindblad had arranged for a tour and a tea for us:

    FYI, they also operate this castle as a bed and breakfast, so you can stay there on your next visit.:wink:

    Bob & Nan
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