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Balvenie Castle Souvenir Guide

Front cover of Balvenie Castle Guidebook

This official guide uncovers the rich history behind Balvenie Castle.

It was first built by the powerful Comyn family in the 12th Century, but fell out of use after Robert the Bruce reduced the Comyns’ influence and drove them out of Balvenie.

The Black Douglases acquired the castle in the 1300’s, beginning a period of drama and intrigue as family members vyed for Earldom.

This guide depicts the castle’s history with care, explaining the estate’s fascinating journey.

  • Audiences:

    Members, Visitors
  • Date Published:

    18 October 2018
  • Publisher:

    Historic Environment Scotland
  • Publication Types:

    Official Souvenir Guide
  • Author(s):

    Chris Tabraham

  • Format(s):

    32 pages, 147mm x 210mm
  • Language: