Pitsligo Castle (Grampian) Reviews
Description:The ruins of this once powerful courtyard castle lie just to the south of Rosehearty, Grampian.
Newest Review: ... makes it special? The oldest part of Pitsligo Castle is the three storey square keep, built in 1424 by the Frasers of Philorth. It quickly passed into the hands of the Forbses of Druminnor, by the marriage of William Forbes to the only daughter of Sir William Fraser of Philorth. The Forbes family extended it into a courtyard castle in the 1570’s. The three storey tower is an ... more
Customer Pitsligo Castle (Grampian) Reviews (1)
by - written on 17/01/01, updated on 17/01/01 (Very useful, 117 readings)
This part of North East Scotland is known historically as Buchan. And Buchan is said to derive from an old Scots expression meaning “Land at the Bend in the Ocean”. There certainly is a bend, and a sharp one at that, where the harsh North Sea gives way to the gentler climate of the Moray Firth. A little bit round the bend is the village of Rosehearty. And about half a mile inland of the village lie the ruins of Pitsligo Castle. At first glance, it’s nothing special. Not in official care, and pretty much ruined, it has in recent times been used by a farmer to overwinter cattle. A little ironic, perhaps, that these cows should happily munch their ... Read the complete review
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