Corgarff Castle

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Corgarff Castle: Corgarffs story is really two stories. The first takes us from the middle of the 16th century, when the tower was built, through to the close of the 17th century, when it was abandoned. This was the castles heyday, when it served as the impressive fortified home of the Forbeses of Corgarff.

The second story takes us from the mid-18th century, when the tower was turned into soldiers barracks, through to 1831, when the army abandoned it. For those 95 years, the redcoats in the old tower patrolled Strathdon, hunting down Jacobite sympathisers. Latterly they helped the excisemen stamp out the illegal production and smuggling of whisky.

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The castle is 13km west of Strathdon on the A939.

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Opening times (April - September):
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
09:30 - 17:3009:30 - 17:3009:30 - 17:3009:30 - 17:3009:30 - 17:3009:30 - 17:3009:30 - 17:30

Opening times (October):
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
09:30 - 16:3009:30 - 16:3009:30 - 16:3009:30 - 16:3009:30 - 16:3009:30 - 16:3009:30 - 16:30

Opening times (Noveber - March):
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-----09:30 - 16:3009:30 - 16:30

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£4.70£2.35

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Address: Corgarff Castle, Grampian, AB36 8YP, UK
Phone: +44 1975 651 460

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