Kildrummy Castle

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Visit ‘the noblest of northern castles’. Even ruined, the stronghold of the mighty earls of Mar is a fine example of a 13th-century castle, with its curtain wall, four round towers, hall and chapel.

We recommend booking in advance to guarantee entry.


  • Marvel at the castle’s location – at the crest of a steep scarp and defended to the north by the Black Den, a deep ravine.
  • Find out the story behind the twin-towered gatehouse, possibly a legacy of Edward I and his favourite builder.
  • See daylight shine onto the high altar through the chapel’s three elegant lancet windows dating from the mid-1200s.
  • Take on a fun fact-finding quest while exploring the castle.
  • Official Star Rating
  • Opening Times
    Wed, Thurs & Fri, 9.30am to 5.30pm
    Last entry at 4.30pm
    Closed for lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm.
  • Facilities
    • Toilets
    • Gift Shop
    • Child Friendly
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
  • Accreditations and Awards

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