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Aberdeen and the Northeast Sights

Corgarff Castle

  • Off A939 Map It
  • Military Site

Updated 10/08/2013

Fodor's Review

Eighteenth-century soldiers paved a military highway north from Ballater to Corgarff Castle, an isolated tower house on the moorland with a star-shape defensive wall that's a curious replica of Braemar Castle. Corgarff was built as a hunting lodge for the earls of Mar in the 16th century. After an eventful history that included the wife of a later laird being burned alive in a family dispute, the castle ended its career as a garrison for Hanoverian troops. The troops were

responsible for preventing illegal whisky distilling. Reconstructed barracks show what the castle must have been like when the redcoats arrived in 1746.

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Sight Information

Address:

Off A939, Corgarff, AB36 8YP, Scotland

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Phone:

01975-651460

Sight Details:

  • £5.50
  • Apr.–Sept., daily 9:30–6:30; Oct., daily 9:30-4:30; Nov.–Mar., weekends 9:30–4:30; last admission 30 mins before closing

Updated 10/08/2013

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