Welcome to Delgatie Castle Trust

A 4 Star Visitor Attraction

A very warm welcome to Delgatie Castle in Aberdeenshire Scotland. We hope you will find everything you are looking for. Most recently the home of the late Captain John Hay of Delgatie, Feudal Baron, it was built around 1049 and has largely been in the Hay family for the last 650 years. You will be able to immerse yourself in the history of the Castle, its architecture and its interiors. Especially, the painted ceilings dating back to 1575. For more information please go to our History Page

Delgatie Castle Trust - Castle near Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

A Victorian Christmas at Delgatie Castle

25th/26th November, 2nd/3rd December, and  9th/10th December 2023

Doors Open: 10am – 4pm daily. For those wishing to visit Santa, online booking is essential. The date, when Tickets will go on sale will be announced on the Delgatie Castle Facebook page at the end of September. Please ‘Like’ our page to ensure you are notified when the tickets become available so you don’t miss out.

Delgatie Castle’s Annual Victorian Christmas Fayre has become a legend in Aberdeenshire since they first began 30 years ago. It is the original, biggest, and best Victorian event in the area. We offer a fun filled visit that is excellent value for money. This year our Victorian Christmas fayre will take place on the weekends of 25th/26th of November; 2nd/3rd of December and the 9th/10th of December. We are looking for crafters on these weekends, if you would be interested in being part in our wonderful event, please contact Joan through.

Tickets to see Santa will go on sale on Saturday 07th October at 5pm. The remaining tickets will go on sale on Monday 09th October at 7pm. All adults accompanying children must have a paid ticket. 


THE LAIRD’S KITCHEN At Delgatie Castle will be open as normal, serving our special Christmas Menu.

Scottish home baking award winners offering a delicious lunch menu, building on its already excellent reputation for home – made scones and a selection of cakes.

Best Visitor Experience Award Winner’

The 'Laird's Kitchen' Tearoom

Our award winning Tearoom, ‘The Laird’s Kitchen’ is open from 10.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m. daily serving teas, coffees, freshly baked cakes, Scones, lunches or afternoon teas.

Weddings at Delgatie Castle

For that once in a lifetime experience let us help you to arrange a very special wedding day here at Delgatie Castle.

Stay in Delgatie Castle

Holidays are about getting away to where you can forget the pressures of everyday living. They are about unwinding in fresh surroundings. Here in the peace and tranquillity of Delgatie Estate you will have your own country hideaway…