Glenbuchat Castle Ruins

Kildrummy, United Kingdom

Glenbuchat Castle is a historic Z plan Scottish castle built in 1590 for John Gordon of Cairnbarrow to mark his wedding. It is located above the River Don, near Kildrummy, Aberdeenshire. The building is roofless, but otherwise in fairly good repair.

The family sold the castle in 1738, and it remained in private hands until the 20th century. James William Barclay bought the castle in 1901, and Colonel James Barclay Milne, his grandson, placed it in state care in 1946. A local club purchased the surrounding parkland in 1948 and gave it to the state to ensure that the castle's surroundings would remain intact. Both the castle and the surrounding land are managed by Historic Scotland.

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Founded: 1590
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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Callum Booth-Lewis (2 years ago)
Closed for survey and repairs but a nice wee tower house.
Dan Ward (2 years ago)
Beautiful location and easy parking. Under restoration now.
Scott McCafferty (3 years ago)
Nice spot. I'm no siege warfare expert but I reckon that scaffolding on the outside was a tactical mistake..
Simon Aldred (3 years ago)
Still fenced off but well worth a quick look, is a handsome ruined castle. Small car park signed off main road.
Rob Howie (4 years ago)
Scenic setting.
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