Corgarff Castle

Corgarff, United Kingdom

Corgarff Castle is located at Corgarff, in Aberdeenshire. The castle was built in the mid-16th century by the Forbes of Towie. In 1571 it was burned by their enemy, Adam Gordon of Auchindoun, resulting in the deaths of Lady Forbes, her children, and numerous others, and giving rise to the ballad Edom o Gordon. After the Jacobite risings of the 18th century, it was rebuilt as a barracks and a detachment of government troops were stationed there, on the military road from Braemar Castleto Fort George, Inverness.

Military use continued as late as 1831, after which the tower served as a distillery and housed local workers. It remained part of the Delnadamph estate belonging to the Stockdale family until they passed the castle into state care in 1961 and gave the ownership of the castle to the Lonach Highland and Friendly Society. It is now in the care of Historic Scotland and is open to the public.



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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom


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Marta Skorubska (7 months ago)
Amazing magical place. Unfortunately, the castle is closed for visitors . But even just watching it from the view point its great.
Lizz Callaway (7 months ago)
Beautiful but closed to public access and no drones
kev d (10 months ago)
Unfortunately closed. This was posted as closed on google but we went for a look anyway. Great star shaped outer wall, each wall protecting the other with gun ports. Quite a new looking building in "castle terms"! Well worth the walk up the hill to reach it. The views were worth the walk alone. Hope to visit when it is open next time.
Robert Martin (2 years ago)
A very unique looking outer wall, a star shape. Very historic story to read about within this venue. Lots of stairs ( I won't say how many, as it's part of the kids quiz). A 5 minute walk up hill to get into this place so be warned. Still if you able, definitely worth going to see.
Aslam Uddin (4 years ago)
good place to go
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