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Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Closed

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Overview

Unravel the two very different tales of this medieval tower house. Originally a noble residence, Corgarff became an army base for hunting down Jacobite sympathisers and, later, whisky smugglers.

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
  • Take our fun fact-finding quiz while exploring the castle. Available on site
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