Burleigh Castle



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.

Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Every Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri and first Sat and Sun of the month
9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:

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