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Corgarff Castle, Strathdon

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Corgarff Castle is located at Corgarff, in Aberdeenshire, north-east Scotland. It stands by the Lecht road, which crosses the pass between Strathdon and Tomintoul.The castle was built in the mid 16th century by the Forbes of Towie. In 1571 it was burned by their enemy, Adam Gordon of Auchindoun, resulting in the deaths of Lady Forbes, her children, and numerous others, and giving rise to the ballad Edom o Gordon. After the Jacobite risings of the 18th century, it was rebuilt as a barracks and a detachment of government troops were stationed there, on the military road from Braemar Castle to Fort George, Inverness. Military use continued as late as 1831, after which the tower served as a distillery and housed local workers. It remained part of the Delnadamph estate belonging to the Stockdale family until they passed the castle into state care in 1961 and gave the ownership of the castle to the Lonach Highland and Friendly Society. It is now in the care of Historic Scotland and is open to the public.
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  • I have long loved this sweet little place nestled in the valley, pretty as a picture white walls gleaming in the sun, or surrounded by snow and so at home nestled in the drifts. It looks adorable and ...  more »
  • While passing by Cock bridge you will see this small castle on a hill, the green is relaxing and the sheeps bring serenity while feeding their small. Nice view  more »
  • We went up there hoping to see beautiful scenery around the castle. Sadly it was misty when we arrived, so we didn't see much. The castle itself is ok, but nothing out of the ordinary.  more »
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  • Beautiful setting and well worth the stop. Interesting if bite sized history with fun dressing up costumes for grown ups on the top floor.
  • More a walled country house than a castle... beautiful nonetheless.
  • Not a castle by my standards, just as impressive as a house with a wall surrounding...
  • Not a fab castle, but great views of the Cairngorms from the land.
  • Not much there. Take a picture and move on