Corgarff Castle (Grampian) Reviews
Description:Corgarff, Strathdon, Scotland AB36 8YL. tel = 019756 51433.
Newest Review: ... Long after the threat of rebellion in the Highlands had passed, soldiers remained at Corgarff. However, by the end of the 18th century the garrison consisted of 2 or 3 invalids! After odd uses as a shooting-lodge and a brewery, the castle was eventually used in the campaign against smuggling in the early 19th century with approximately 58 men based there to support the revenue officers. ... more
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by - written on 08/03/01, updated on 08/03/01 (Very useful, 79 readings)
Corgarff castle is set in the gorgeous scenic Grampian countryside 8 miles west of Strathdon on the A939. It is set high on a hill overlooking the surrounding area, a great place to keep an eye on your enemies approaching! The castle consists of a tower surrounded by a star shaped defensive wall (with loopholes to stick your musket out of!) and looks very imposing set on its high hill. It was built in the middle of the 16th century by the Forbes family in, what was at that time, one of the wildest and remotest districts of Scotland. The layout of the tower reflected that of the small gentry houses that were in fashion at the time. There was a basement for ... Read the complete review
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