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
  • Official Star Rating
  • Opening Times
    1 April to 30 September: Monday to Sunday, 9.30am to 5.30pm. Last entry is 30 minutes before closing. Monument may close for lunch.
    Open 7 days a week throughout October, 10am-4pm with last entry at 3.30pm.
    1 November (2017) to 29 March (2018)
  • Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
  • Accessibility
    • Induction loop
  • Accreditations and Awards

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