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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Irene Reader (2 years ago)
Sad it's on such a state of disrepair so a little dangerous for some. Good notice board with the history though
Mars Denique Victor Est (2 years ago)
Incredibly interesting. Much is fallen down though it's a great place to explore and nosey about. The owners have not felt the need to nanny visitors with safety barriers, which is great, but one needs to watch one's footing.
ju wylds (2 years ago)
the remains of a clearly once beautiful castle is now a reminder of days gone..the ruins can be found in the middle of a field, although i did ask a local guy about getting a closer look who told me its ok to walk through the field, but depending on the seasons respectfully bear in mind that crops do grow in the field so just avoid them by treading in tracks left by farming machinery..it is a cute and very photogenic also has a little bit of vague history attached according to wikipedia but no definite dates as to when it was built..its worth a little detour if only to look at the amazing views the occupants had when it was 'home'..
Synne Kaarby (3 years ago)
Beautiful ruins, shame that people leave their rubbish all over but we always take a few minutes to gather it and throw it away in the bin out front. Definitely worth a trip
Shannon Houston (3 years 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.
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