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.


What to see and do

  • 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


  • Official Star Rating
  • Opening Times
    29 March to 30 September:
    Monday to Friday, 10am to 4.30pm (last entry 4pm).
    Closed for lunch 12 noon to 1pm.

    1 Oct to 28 Mar:
  • Facilities
    • Toilets
    • Gift Shop
    • Child Friendly
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
  • Accreditations and Awards

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