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Delgatie Castle – Winner of 'Best Customer Service' at the 2013 Scottish Homebaking Awards
On Saturday 21 September 2013 we travelled to Mar Hall, Glasgow to attend the Scottish Homebaking Awards. We were nominated for the Best Customer Service Award and were thrilled that after all the nominations were read out to have Delgatie Castle announced as the winner.
Customer Service is key to our business, along with being recognised for fresh home baking on a daily basis.
On the weekend of her 70th Birthday this was a double celebration for Joan and her family, but the award also goes to the dedication of Donna and the rest of the team at Delgatie who strive to provide excellent customer service every day.
Delgatie Castle is a small charitable trust where everyone works as volunteers in order to keep this beautiful home alive and restored to its present condition.
The Victorian Christmas Fayre
Saturday/Sunday 30th Nov/1st Dec and Saturday/Sunday 7th/8th Dec 2013 10a.m. to 4p.m.
Once again it is time to be thinking of our wonderful Victorian Christmas event at Delgatie Castle.
Delgatie Castle’s Victorian Christmas weekends have become a legend in Aberdeenshire since they began 19 years ago and it is the original, biggest and best Victorian Event in the area.
The whole idea of Christmas as we know of it today can be credited to the Victorians and in this theme the Castle is decorated from top to bottom and in every nook and cranny, with trees, flower arrangements, ornaments and much more.
We offer very good value for money with a filled visit and of course Santa is here too with a present for the children.
To add to the visitor experience on these days we also like to have local crafts people selling individual and handmade goods which we hope will give our customers ideas for all these pressies we need to buy for friends and loved ones.
Clan Hay Gathering
The annual Clan Hay lunch hosted by Joan Johnson at Delgatie Castle on Sunday the 4th August 2013 was extremly successful. Hays from many countries such as Australia (Tasmania), Belgium, Canada, Norway, Switzerland and the USA attended the lunch. We were honoured to have the commissioner Malcolm Hay attend this year. It was lovely to see so many new members of the Hay Clan turn out for this prestigeous anual event. The numbers are growing every year.
Welcome to Delgatie Castle - a 4 Star Visitor Attraction
Delgatie Castle is a registered Charity. We are open to the public all year round, serve wonderful home baking and lunches in the Laird's Kitchen and have Self-Catering accommodation in the Castle and the Coachhouse.
Dating from 1030 the Castle is steeped in Scottish history yet still gives the atmosphere of a lived in home. It has some of the finest painted ceilings in Scotland dating 1592 and 1597.
It has a Mary Queen of Scots bed chamber; boasts Victorian clothes, fine furniture and paintings are displayed throughout.
Delgatie has the widest turnpike stair in Britain. Visit Scotland has awarded the Castle 4 stars as a 'Visitor Attraction.'
The " Laird’s Kitchen” serving our now famous cakes and scones along with fine food; all made from local produce. Everything is made in our own kitchen on the premises.
There is a Gift shop, a Fishery and Self-Catering apartments in the Castle grounds.
We are Open daily from 10am to 5pm; - Closed for two weeks over Christmas and New Year only.
- Adults £8.00
- Children & Concessions £5.00
- Family £20.00
- Groups of 10 or more £5.00 each
A trip to Delgatie is a truly unique experience
Inquiries can be made by contacting Joan Johnson at the following:-
Delgatie Castle, Delgaty
Scotland AB53 5TD
Telephone/Fax: 01888 563479
How to find us...
Just off the A947, Turriff to Banff road. For a map and directions click here
For more information about the event call Joan Johnson on 0188563479
Clan Hay Centre
Delgatie Castle is the Clan Hay Centre. It was touching for the Chief to talk of the enthusiasm of the late Capt. Hay who worked assiduously on behalf of the Clan Hay. His sole porpose and determination in restoring Delgatie Castle was to ensure it stayed as the Clan Hay Centre for future generations.
Delgatie Castle is open to the public every day from 10a.m. to 5p.m. and the history of the house is combined with the feel of a much loved home restored over many years by the late Capt. Hay and his wife Everild. Capt. Hay wanted the castle to be kept as his home and the Trustees of the Delgatie Castle Trust to continue to carry out his wishes.
We look forward to the your return next year...
Castle Tearoom wins Heritage Prize...
"The quality of the entries this year was incredibly high" said Ed Beale of Hudson's Heritage Group. "Delgatie Castle demonstrated creativity, commitment and enthusiasm, and we are delighted to help them celebrate their great success. We look forward to seeing their fabulous work continue."
Delgatie Castle Wins National Award for its Homebaking
Delgatie Castle at Turriff has recently been awarded a national award for its home baking after it was nominated by customers who love its cakes and scones. The award recognises real home baking and Delgatie as a place where the quality is always maintained... For more information about this prestigious award 'click here'
What to do in the area around Delgatie Castle
To find out more about events on in the Aberdeenshire area visit www.visitscotland.com
To find out more about events going on in the Turriff area visit Turriff Tourist Information
Why not drop in at the Grampian Transport Museum in Alford. For more information click here or call 019755 62292 for opening times.