Delgatie Castle is our official Adventure HQ, set in its own grounds in the heart of rural Aberdeenshire. Our glorious HQ is surrounded by Delgaty Woods. With mountains to the west, coastal shores to the east we are perfectly situated to explore, learn and enjoy this amazing landscape.
Our Adventure HQ, Delgatie Castle has been hosting the finest guests since 1030! With a choice of conference or meeting rooms, Delgatie Castle offers a unique and exclusive location for team building events and away days. For larger events the Delgatie Ballroom offers a beautiful and relaxing environment for up to fifty people. For smaller courses and events the Yester room offers a fantastic and authentic castle experience.
In addition to the cooking activities during the workshops and courses, we are pleased to provide a complete selection of refreshments and meals at the castle's award-winning tearoom. Our food is freshly prepared in our kitchen and we use fresh local produce from the heart of Aberdeenshire.
For those requiring accommodation during the course, Delgatie offers a selection of rooms and self-catering apartments in both the Castle and the adjacent coach house. Accommodation can be provided for up to twenty people.
A castle has stood on the site of Delgatie Castle since the year 1030 AD, although the earliest parts of the castle standing today were built between 1570 and 1579. Additional wings and a chapel were added in 1743.
The castle was stripped from the disgraced Henry de Beaumont, Earl of Buchan after the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 and given to Clan Hay (later to become the Earls of Erroll). Mary, Queen of Scots, was a guest at the castle in 1562 after the Battle of Corrichie.
Architecturally, the castle consists of a keep, adjoining house and two later wings. Notable features include a very wide turnpike stair and painted ceilings dating from the 16th century in some rooms. Delgatie Castle like many castles, is rumoured to be haunted. Today, the castle and gardens are owned by Delgatie Castle Trust.