Balfour Castle

Balfour Castle, Shapinsay, Orkney Islands

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  • Balfour Castle is located on Shapinsay, one of the Orkney Islands, the current castle was built in 1847, commissioned by Colonel David Balfour, and designed by Edinburgh architect David Bryce. The castle is built around an older structure that dates from at least the early 18th century.

    The castle has large grounds extending to the shore of Shapinsay and into the large wooded area to the north. In the woods you will find two acres of walled gardens.

  • Balfour Castle 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Monday, with temperatures rising to 13°C on Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy until evening.
     
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       88%  82%   16 mph
      7:54 am    6:01 pm
    Wednesday, Oct 18th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       25%  89%   12 mph
      7:57 am    5:58 pm

    Thursday, Oct 19th
     Overcast throughout the day and windy in the morning.
     
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       69%  95%   21 mph
      7:59 am    5:55 pm
    Friday, Oct 20th
     Light rain in the morning and afternoon.
     
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       89%  74%   2 mph
      8:01 am    5:53 pm

    Saturday, Oct 21st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       77%  82%   8 mph
      8:04 am    5:50 pm
    Sunday, Oct 22nd
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
     
    11
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    13
       60%  47%   9 mph
      8:06 am    5:47 pm

    Monday, Oct 23rd
     Rain and windy until afternoon.
     
    10
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       57%  54%   14 mph
      8:09 am    5:45 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 24th
     Partly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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       43%  31%   20 mph
      8:11 am    5:42 pm

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