Corgarff Castle

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Unravel the two very different tales of this medieval tower house. Originally a noble residence, Corgarff became an army base for hunting down Jacobite sympathisers and, later, whisky smugglers.


  • Admire the splendid isolation of the castle, which is situated at the head of remote Strathdon
  • Check out the star-shaped perimeter wall – the castle’s most distinctive feature was added when it became a military base
  • Visit the reconstructed barrack rooms to imagine being stationed here in 1750 as a Redcoat from Pulteney’s 13th Foot regiment
  • Take a fun fact-finding quiz while exploring the castle.
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  • Opening Times
    Opening times
    1 May to 30 Sept:
    Fri and Sat, 9.30am to 5.30pm
    Last entry is at 4.30pm

    Closed for lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

    1 Oct to 31 Mar:
  • Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Child Friendly
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
  • Accessibility
    • Induction loop
  • Accreditations and Awards

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