Pitsligo Castle Ruins

Rosehearty, United Kingdom

Pitsligo Castle originated as a 15th-century keep. There is an arched gateway in the west wall of the outer court, with the date 1656 and the arms of the Forbes and Erskines. In the inner court the date is shown as 1663. At the north-east angle of the courtyard there is a tall flanking drum-tower. The main tower had three vaulted stories, but almost all above the lowest has disappeared. There is a stair tower at the north-east corner which is better preserved. There are panels dated 1577 over the courtyard doorway.



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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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Shannon Houston (4 months ago)
Is cool to explore these ruins - this is relatively visitor friendly with some information about the Castle by the road and a stone path to the castle. Not loads of space to park, so we parked at the bottom of the hill and walked. A few parts of the castle are held up by scaffolding - not the best for photos, but better than it collapsing I suppose!! Enjoyed a look around and has nice ocean views.
Martin Wiltshire (6 months ago)
Great place
Colorado Ron (9 months ago)
My great grandfather Alexander F. Murison as born a half mile away in 1857. His wife was Mary. My grandfather George Lunan Murison was born there as well in 1891. He immigrated to America at 17 living first in Seattle and then settling down in Albany CA where he was a general contractor building homes. My mother Arlene Edna Murison was born in 1935 in Berkley CA.
Alison Greig (10 months ago)
Stumbled across this stunning castle when out exploring. The site can be dangerous but with care you can have a good old nose around
Chris John Third (12 months ago)
Although it is sometimes a bit of a mess, presumably a spot for local kids to escape to, it is still an interesting ruin with plenty to explore and some interesting features. It's small but has lots of nooks and crannies and decent views.
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