Corgarff Castle

Corgarff Castle

This is located about 13km west of Strathdon on the A939. It was built in the sixteenth century by a branch of the Clan Forbes and is surrounded by an eighteenth century perimeter wall. It served as a family home to the Forbes and was the site of an attack by the Gordons in 1571 which resulted in them setting fire to the castle and killing the Laird of Corgarff's wife, her family and servants. After the Battle of Culloden 1746 the British Army used the castle as a barracks to hunt down Jacobite sympathisers. The castle is now open to the public for 1st April to 30th September.

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