Castle sits alone in magnficent strath setting
The magnificent view of this castle appears over the horizon if you’re driving south. Its isolation in the glen makes this medieval house a spectacle in the landscape.
On closer inspection, the surrounding wall is built in the shape of a star, and was added when the castle became a military base.
There’s a small car park at the top of the hill looking down over Strathdon. It’s worth a stop to take in the vast landscape.
Corgarff, now managed by Historic Environment Scotland, was originally a noble residence, and became an army base for hunting down Jacobite sympathisers and, later, whisky smugglers.
Open mid-April to the end of September, Tuesday to Saturday.
Further informationW: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/corgarff-castle/
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- Distance from Forres: 45 miles
- Postcode: AB36 8YP
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