Balfour Castle is known as the world’s most northerly island castle available for exclusive use. With 5 star luxury and commanding views over an outstanding area of wild, natural beauty, Balfour Castle is a truly memorable destination.
The Castle is located on the small Orkney island of Shapinsay with the dramatic Orcadian landscape providing a stunning backdrop. Known for its sheltered location that once offered safe harbour to Viking ships, today the Castle is reached by private charter boat with guests enjoying a warm welcome from our dedicated staff that will immediately make everyone feel at home. Frequently returning guests say that Balfour castle breaks are etched into their fondest memories for ever.
Orkney is famous for its award-winning local beef and the finest Scottish seafood including hand-dived scallops and fresh lobster. Award-winning French Chef, Jean- Baptiste Bady transforms these local Scottish ingredients from simple to the sublime. All produce is seasonal and sourced locally wherever possible from our own guns’ game to our luxury home made preserves.
Allow the Castle private charter boat to whisk you across the short stretch of sea to Shapinsay and experience the gastronomic delights of Chef’s masterfully created 7 course taster menu. Alternatively opt for the 3 course lunch or dinner menu and experience the taste of Balfour.
Editor’s note: While we acknowledge that Balfour Castle is well known as an exclusive use property is also available to non-resident guests in groups of ten or more. A stunning choice for a group that enjoy the very best of Scottish cuisine and hospitality.