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Balfour Castle

The Balfour Estate offers the world's most northerly island castle available for exclusive use.  With unrivalled 5 star luxury and commanding views over an outstanding wilderness of natural beauty, this exclusive-use venue is as close to perfect as you can imagine.

Orkney provides a stunning backdrop with wide vistas and huge skies - where else can one expect four seasons in one day?  The Castle is located on the small island of Shapinsay, known for its sheltered bays that once offered safe harbour to Viking long-ships.

Today the Castle is reached by our private charter boat and upon arriving the relaxed hospitality of our dedicated staff will guarantee you feel immediately at home.

Frequently returning guests tell us that Balfour in some small part belongs to them - their castle breaks etched into their fondest memories for ever.