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Location
Near Keig, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description
Access to Forbes Castle from Aberdeen is via the A944 out of Aberdeen heading west towards Alford. Turn right at Whitehouse onto the B992 (signposted Keig and Insch). Continue for three miles to where the road crosses the river Don (Keig Bridge). The entrance to Castle Forbes is 200 yards past the bridge.

Castle Forbes is situated in the Vale of Alford, Aberdeenshire. For almost six hundred years it has been the seat of the Chief of Clan Forbes.The cvastle now on the site was built in 1815 by the 17th Lord Forbes. The catsle is set on the 6,000-acre Forbes Estate with views across the river Don. Castle Forbes provides luxury accommodation, and is available for weddings, special dinners, meetings and other corporate events. The former dairy building beside the castle has been converted into a perfumery. The castle grounds also has a stone circle dating back to 3,000 BC, where there is now an area dedicated to natural burials.


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  Castle Fraser, Aberdeenshire
  Cluny Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Craigievar Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Crathes Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Drum Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Dunnideer Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Fyvie Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Glenbuchat Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Harthill Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Huntly Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Kildrummy Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Leslie Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Licklyhead Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Midmar Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Towie Barclay Castle, Aberdeenshire







Towie Barclay Castle
Castle Forbes

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