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stunning location, totally different

this castle is on the way from kildrummy to Tomintoul along the snowroads. the location is... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Cora B
Scherpenzeel, The Netherlands
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Fortified house and castle

Having driven past this castle over many years, this year we determined to visit. Built originally... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Nethy Bridge, United Kingdom
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Strathdon AB36 8YP, Scotland
+44 1975 651460
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 September 2012

Corgarff Castle might be a little bit off the usual castle trail, but if you're passing this way a visit is certainly recommended. Unusually for most Historic Scotland castles it is not a ruin, but is preserved in its whitewashed form as it was when...More

2  Thank Alex P
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Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

Called here today. Aberdeenshire Council brochure 2013-2014 stated open weekends in winter. Not True!! Called last year on a weekend bur notice on gate stated 'closed due to snow'. We got there no problem and so did another disappointed couple. This year no snow so...More

2  Thank Tramper88
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

this castle is on the way from kildrummy to Tomintoul along the snowroads. the location is stunning. we visited when staff was on their lunch break so only had a quick view and walk around it. impressive and part of Scotland's history. this is where...More

Thank Cora B
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely little castle with good views. The lady in the shop was super and could not have been more helpful.

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Having driven past this castle over many years, this year we determined to visit. Built originally as a tower house for a branch of Clan Forbes, after the Battle of Culloden it was converted to army barracks. Perhaps not the most exciting castle in Scotland,...More

Thank nethycurl
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Visited there with the family. Certainly a place with history, however it is merely an empty castle with one room laid out as a mess with beds. The history of the castle is well documented, however is it worth the £6 entry fee.... not in...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

I think calling this a castle is a bit of an overstatement and while originally owned by the Forbes family, the castle one sees today, very much reflects the events following the 1745 Jacobite uprising after which the family home was turned into a garrison....More

Thank mellokun
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Popped in today having driven past many times....the castle has been tastefully restored to tell the tale of its life. It’s not massive but interesting to see. The staff were very welcoming and helpful and clearly knowledgeable. The shop is very basic and there did...More

Thank Iain P
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

The castle focuses on displays that show what military life was like here during the 18th century. It is interesting, but I would have liked much more about earlier castle life. There are also renovations, so some areas are out of bounds. It wasn’t clear...More

Thank StigJim
Reviewed 2 June 2018

One could describe this place as Fort George's Wee Brother, except that it is much older than Fort George and has an actual military history. The curtain wall does however produce an apparent similarity. Corgarff really reflects the troubled nature of the area in which...More

1  Thank Edward A
Reviewed 29 March 2018

An isolated tower house near Strathdon on the A939 on a hill in the middle of the valley, it can be seen for miles. There is a large car park beside the road and then you have a long walk up to the building. Gifts...More

1  Thank 938fjg
Reviewed 8 November 2017

White tower castle atop a hill in the middle of a massive field surrounded by sheep. A room at the top of the tower was equipped with period costumes for visitors to dress in a do photo shoots. The three of us had a great...More

Thank Carole J
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Maggie E
11 May 2016|
Response from RMcI1999 | Reviewed this property |
No. But there is an excellent one near at Goodbrand. One mile away.