Pittulie Castle

Rosehearty, United Kingdom

Pittulie Castle is an oblong tower house probably dating from the late 16th century. The present castle probably replaced a previous castle on the site. It is thought that the castle was built for the marriage of Alexander Fraser and Margaret Abernethy of Saltoun in 1596. The Cumines acquired and enlarged the property. It was purchased by Sir William Forbes towards the end of the 18th century, but subsequently abandoned.

The castle comprises an oblong block, which has a square tower at the corner to the north-east. There are angle-turrets, where are notably low, on the gables to the south east and south west. The main tower has two storeys and an attic. The main stair only reaches the first floor. From the Hall a turreted stair on the north front rises higher. A turreted stair, corbelled out from the second floor, leads to the upper floors. Originally the entrance was by the north front.

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Founded: 1596
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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Stephen Baker (3 years ago)
In the middle of a field, no information board .
Igor Smyriov (4 years ago)
Located in private farm fields. From distance castle ruins are look nice.
Shannon Houston (4 years ago)
The castle ruins were cool to stop by and explore. Is located down narrow farming roads and is located approx 150yards in the middle of a field - so have walking shoes! Is a little overgrown but that makes it more interesting. Lucky to get there on a good day. Can also see Pitsligo Castle from these ruins too, which is also cool to explore if you like Castles!
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