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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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  • This is quite a small castle and when I first saw it from the road I though it was just a big farm house. Ok the road was far away coming from Tomintoul you can see it in the distance and there is a n...  more »
  • Interesting castle to visit! Cool barracks, definitely a spot to stop and learn some history! Grounds were interesting as well, and great views!  more »
  • A visit to Corgarff Castle is worth making the effort to travel. The castle is in a beautiful setting and is well cared for by Historic Scotland. The staff are friendly and very knowledgeable about th...  more »
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  • Not a fab castle, but great views of the Cairngorms from the land.
  • Not much there. Take a picture and move on
  • Another interesting castle