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 Castles of Scotland - Glenbuchat Castle






Location
near Kirkton of Glenbuchat, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description
Glenbuchat Castle is an historic Scottish castle located above the River Don, near Kildrummy, Aberdeenshire. The building is roofless, but otherwise in fairly good repair. Both the castle and the surrounding land are now managed by Historic Scotland.

History
Glenbuchat was built in 1590 as a new residence for John Gordon of Cairburrow and his second wife, Helen Carnegie, to mark their wedding. The Gordon family sold the castle in 1738, by which time it was already partly unroofed by that time. The castle was bought by James Barclay, MP, in 1901 and he carried out essential repairs to conserve the ruin. In 1946 he handed the castle over to the state.


Other Castles in the Area
  Abergeldie Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Auchindoun Castle, Moray
  Balfluig Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Ballindalloch Castle, Moray
  Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Balvenie Castle, Moray
  Birse Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Braemar Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Corgarff Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Craigievar Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Drumin Castle, Moray
  Dunnideer Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Forbes Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Huntly Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Invercauld Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Kildrummy Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Kindrochit Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Knock Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Leslie Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Licklyhead Castle, Aberdeenshire







Licklyhead Castle
A ruined tower built in 1590 as a mock-military country house.

Photograph by Martin Luechinger. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Licklyhead Castle
A ruined tower built in 1590 as a mock-military country house.

Photograph by Martin Luechinger. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Licklyhead Castle
Glenbuchat Castle, Aberdeenshire.

Photograph by Colin McDonald. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)


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