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 Castles of Scotland - Cluny Castle






Location
near Sauchen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description
Cluny Castle was built in 1604. Major extensions and renovations in the 19th century turned in into a large mansion in the castellated style designed by John Smith. This extract from a paper in 1832 gives an idea of the extent of the renovations "The house that John Smith designed for Colonel Gordon was considerably more ambitious than either of the two proceeding schemes for enlargement. Like them its starting point was the old Z castle, and indeed Smith preserved to a certain extent the fantastic profile of the 1604 building so that even today Cluny is one of the oddest houses in the north-east, with the most extraordinary array of turrets and towers. His scheme involved building a replica of the old tower someway to the east of its predecessor and linking the two by a central block."


Other Castles in the Area
  Balfluig Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Birse Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Castle Fraser, Aberdeenshire
  Craigievar Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Crathes Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Drum Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Dunnideer Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Esslemont Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Forbes Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Fyvie Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Harthill Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Leslie Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Licklyhead Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Midmar Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Muchalls Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Tolquhon Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Udny Castle, Aberdeenshire







Udny Castle
South Entrance to Cluny Castle from Ordhead to Kemnay road.

Photograph by Stanley Howe. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)


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