Corgarff Castle – Scotland

I thought I only had one more castle to share here when I noticed something on my Instagram feed.  “Wait a minute!” I exclaimed looking at the photo and then I scrolled through my files to find the formerly unidentified photograph.

I remember the exact day when I took this photo; funny how memories can be spot on sometimes.  We had left the Isle of Skye that morning, stopped off at Eilean Donan and were making our way through the Cairngorms National Park when I saw what I thought was just a big estate house. We pulled over and I took some shots from the side of the road before we headed off to our stop in Aboyne.   Without knowing it, I had added another castle to my list.

Corgarff Castle sits in the oh so beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside.  This tower house dates back to the 16th century and was converted into barracks for government troops in 1748. The castle’s last military use was for controlling the smuggling of illicit whisky between 1827 and 1831.  It has an interesting and unique star shaped fortification around it that is from the 18th century.

But look at that view!

Teri  📷

I am dedicating Thursdays as my throwback to Scotland day.  There is so much of our trip to Scotland that I still want to share with you but there’s also a lot of other things going on as well.  So get ready for Scotland Thursdays for awhile 🙂  

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16 Responses to Corgarff Castle – Scotland

  1. Nancy says:

    Such beauty! 💚

  2. Lignum Draco says:

    Wow, what an impressive location and landscape.

  3. Brett says:

    That castle is well situated. Scotland is a gorgeous country.

  4. Ingrid says:

    What beautiful countryside. Al and I recently started watching the PBS series ‘Poldark’ and I’m taken by the landscape and structures … but I’m left wanting to see more of the area where they film, but that wouldn’t make good TV, now would it 😏

  5. Mark Myers says:

    That is beautiful surroundings.

  6. myplaidheart says:

    I posted an almost identical picture of Corgarff last week. That drive up the mountain is insane!

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