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 Weather Forecast

    Light rain tomorrow through Monday, with temperatures rising to 15°C on Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain overnight.
     
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    13
       14%  62%   4 mph
      4:15 am    10:05 pm
    Tuesday, May 30th
     Light rain in the morning and afternoon and breezy starting in the evening.
     
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    14
       69%  94%   6 mph
      4:13 am    10:07 pm

    Wednesday, May 31st
     Breezy in the morning and partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    13
       16%  49%   16 mph
      4:12 am    10:09 pm
    Thursday, Jun 1st
     Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
    9
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    14
       55%  72%   15 mph
      4:11 am    10:10 pm

    Friday, Jun 2nd
     Light rain overnight.
     
    10
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    14
       31%  68%   7 mph
      4:09 am    10:12 pm
    Saturday, Jun 3rd
     Light rain until afternoon and breezy in the morning.
     
    9
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    15
       57%  57%   6 mph
      4:08 am    10:13 pm

    Sunday, Jun 4th
     Light rain throughout the day.
     
    9
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    14
       60%  55%   8 mph
      4:07 am    10:15 pm
    Monday, Jun 5th
     Drizzle in the morning.
     
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    13
       58%  41%   8 mph
      4:06 am    10:16 pm

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