Corgarff Castle

Castle sits alone in magnficent strath setting

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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.

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