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Tolquhon Castle, Ellon

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Tolquhon Castle (pronounced: "toh-hon", and sometimes spelt 'Tolquhoun') is located in Aberdeenshire, north-east Scotland. It lies about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north-west of Pitmedden, and 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Tarves. The castle was built by William Forbes, 7th Laird of Tolquhon, between 1584 and 1589 as an extension to the earlier tower house known as Preston's Tower. Although ruined, the castle has been described as "the most characteristic château of the Scots Renaissance". It is in the care of Historic Scotland and is open to the public.
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  • We decided to visit this castle on a very wet & cold day. I wasn’t sure if it was a good idea with young children, but I needn’t of worried. The castle has lots of areas to explore, some sheltered...  more »
  • We've passed the sign for this many times on the way to Haddo House and always wanted to go in and so glad we did. Beautiful wee castle tucked away in the countryside, plenty of nooks and crannies to....  more »
  • We’ve seen many castles in Scotland, and this is certainly one of the best. The castle and grounds are beautiful, brimming with character and intrigue. Well worth the trip!  more »

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