Corgarff Castle, dating back from the 16th century, sits in the tranquil Aberdeenshire countryside.
This site is closed until Spring 2021 but the grounds are open to visitors.
Situated in stunning scenery with magnificent views, this tower house is thought to have been built in 1550 before being converted in to a barracks for government troops in 1748.
The castle’s last military use was to control the smuggling of illicit whisky between 1827 and 1831. Today the site is still complete with its 18th century star-shaped fortification.
The west pavilion houses the bakehouse and brewhouse and is accessible to visitors using wheelchairs or to those with limited mobility.
Very occasionally the property has to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control. Please check the Historic Scotland closures page for any unexpected site closures https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/check-for-closures/. You can also follow closure tweets from @welovehistory using #hsclosure. Alternatively please call the site before setting off to check they are open.