A 17th century castle with a colourful past and an exciting future. Built by the Earl of Mar in 1628, it has been hunting lodge, fortress, garrison and family home.
Set amid the stunning scenery of the Cairngorms National Park, the building boasts impressive castellated turrets and a star-shaped curtain wall and bottle-necked dungeon.
The castle is an L-shaped tower house with an unusual right winding spiral stone staircase leading to three floors of furnished rooms. There is a grand dining room and gracious drawing room as well as Victorian bathrooms and delightful morning room. With 12 rooms on show there is plenty to see and discover in this compact castle.
Local volunteers guide visitors around the castle giving insights into the lives of the Farquharson family, the clan Chief, Captain Alwyne Farquharson, and the wealthy families who have used the castle as their ‘holiday cottage’.