An isolated tower house in the Cairgorms that was a residence of the high-status Forbes family. After Culloden in 1746, it was converted to become a Redcoat garrison fortress, largely to suppress Jacobite activity.
What to see and do:
Admire the splendid isolation of the castle, which is situated at the head of remote Strathdon.
Check out the star-shaped perimeter wall - the castle's most distinctive feature was added when it became a military base.
Visit the reconstructed barrack rooms to imagine being stationed here in 1750 as a Redcoat from Pulteney's 13th Foot regiment.
Guided tours available on site
Check out a variety of souvenirs from the gift shop.
Open summer only - 26th March - 30th September
Admission: Adult £6, Child £3.60, Concession £4.80
Visitor parking and bus parking available
The reconstructed barrack rooms - recreating something of the atmosphere of barrack life here in 1750, when redcoats from Pulteney's 13th Foot were stationed here.
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8 Miles W of Strathdon on A939
Cairngorms National Park