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Explore the roofless ruin of a 500-year-old tower house. Burleigh Castle was the seat of the Balfours of Burleigh for more than 250 years.

Although the heart of Burleigh Castle is the three-storey tower house, its chief delight is its remarkable corner tower. Round at the base, its rectangular top floor is corbelled out – an eye-catching piece of Jacobean architecture.

The existing stone castle was likely begun in the late 1400s or early 1500s, though there may have been a residence here from the mid-1400s. It was adapted and expanded in the late 1500s. The Balfours lost the land and castle in 1716.

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Opening times

The interior is open summer only.

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Every Mon, Tues & Wed and
The first Sat & Sun of each month
9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

Access to the North Tower may not always be possible.

For internal access outwith these hours (summer only), please call 01241 878 756 in advance to arrange.

Exterior areas and grounds remain open throughout the year during daylight hours.


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