Sunday 31st March 2019



£19.00 per person



Served in the Yester Room… Two sittings are available: – 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm


Beautiful Vintage China is just the perfect inspiration for a Vintage Afternoon Tea!


Why not indulge yourself, your mother, your Aunt, or that special lady in your life, by joining us at Delgatie Castle.


Enjoy a bowl of soup, accompanied by an assortment of delicious sandwiches and savouries; scones with fresh cream and jam and a selection of Homemade Cakes. This will be served with a choice of tea, coffee or a soft drink.



Booking is essential as spaces are limited


For more information and to book contact Joan Johnson at Delgatie Castle, Turriff, Aberdeenshire.


Telephone: - 01888 563479

Ladies and Gents Lunch and Shopping Day


Back by popular demand this year. Sadly Santa can’t be with us on the day, so it is one for the grown-ups.


£15 admission per person – this will include entry to the Castle; a cup of mulled wine upon arrival; and lunch in our delightful tearoom. This will consist of a cup of soup, sandwich, and to get you in the spirit of Christmas, a mincemeat pie with cream. A hot drink of tea or coffee is also included in the price.


29th November 2019 - 10am - 4pm.


Come and meander through the Castle and delight in the decoration throughout. Swap stressful Christmas shopping for something a little more laid back and wrap up your Christmas shopping in style. It isn’t about fighting your way through crowds but discovering something different and supporting local crafts people. Whether you are looking for that last minute stocking filler or inspiration for the perfect present, you’ll find plenty of items to choose from including, edible offerings, art, jewellery, wood workings, photography and much more.


For further information call Joan Johnson on 01888563479 or e-mail Joan Johnson.


A Victorian Christmas at Delgatie Castle


Delgatie Castle’s Victorian Christmas weekends have become a legend in Aberdeenshire since they began 25 years ago. It is the original, biggest and best Victorian Event in the area.

November 30th/01st December 7th/8th December 2019


We offer a filled visit that is very good value for money. Enjoy an authentic Victorian atmosphere in the decorated castle with staff dressed in Victorian clothing. You will find crafters in the rooms as you explore the castle and children can enjoy a visit to see Santa, who will have a present for every child.


After a walk round the castle come down to the award winning ‘Laird’s Kitchen’ to enjoy delicious food and the very best in home baking.


Doors open 10.00 am and close at 4.00 pm.

Admission: £5 per person


For further information call Joan Johnson on 01888563479 or e-mail Joan Johnson.




Delgatie Castle Accommodation - Bed and Breakfast or Self Catering


Bed and Breakfast now available at Delgatie Castle! On occasion, a pack lunch could be arranged if ordered at time of booking.


Whether you wish to stay a couple of nights or a fortnight why not try our luxurious apartments.


We have two apartments in the castle itself and four coachhouses available all the year round. For more information call Joan Johnson on 01888563479 or e-mail Joan at Joan@DelgatieCastle.com. There is also more information if you look at our accommodation page here on the web site.

Joan Johnson, Trustee of Delgatie Castle, is awarded a Life Achievement Award in Aberdeen

On Friday 26 June 2015 Joan attended the Margaret E Morrison Spirit of the Community Awards at Inchgarth Community Centre in Aberdeen. Joan had been nominated for an award to celebrate her more than 30 years of volunteering at Delgatie Castle, Turriff.


The award was presented to Joan by Councillor Jenny Laing. Melanie and Chris were also there to celebrate this wonderful achievement.

The 'Lairds Kitchen' wins Scottish Baking Award for a second time.


On the 19th of July 2015 Joan Johnson was presented with the Scottish Baking Award for 2015 and 2016, by Melanie Andrews, Founder of the Scottish Bakery Awards.


This years 2015 Scottish Baking Award returns to a remarkable lady in Turriff , Aberdeenshire and to the historic Delgatie Castle's 'Laird's Kitchen'.


What a year it has been for Joan. First, she is awarded the 'Spirit of the Community Lifetime Achievement award, then she wins the Scottish Baking award for the second time.


To read more on this story have a look on the Scottish Baking Awards website by clicking here.

Delgatie Castle – Winner of 'Best Customer Service' at the 2013 Scottish Homebaking Awards

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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.


Welcome to Delgatie Castle - a 4 Star Visitor Attraction

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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
Turriff, Aberdeenshire
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

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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."

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"Exciting News!!!"

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.