Corgarff Castle

Very striking tower house that was converted into barracks. Its setting on the moorland make this a very remarkable and unique castle.


A 16th Century tower house converted into a barracks for Government troops in 1748. Still complete and with its 18th Century star-shaped fortification, its last military use was to control the smuggling of illicit whiskey between 1827 and 1831. The west pavilion, housing the bakehouse and brewhouse, is accessible to visitors using wheelchairs or with limited mobility. There is no suitable access to the main tower, but Corgarff is situated amid stunning scenery offering excellent views. Visitors with disabilities can be set down nearer the castle by prior arrangement.

Strong footwear recommended.

Contact: The Steward , The White House Corgarff Strathdon Aberdeenshire AB36 8YL Scotland

Opening Times

Summer only

1 April - 30 September: All Week - 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)

Admission prices
  • Adult £5.50,
  • Child £3.30,
  • Concession £4.40

Travel Directions to Corgarff Castle

Travel Directions

Inaccessible by public transport

Drive on A939 and the the castle is located to the West of Corgarff village as you head west.

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