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 Castles of Scotland - Midmar Castle






Location
Balblair, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description
Midmar Castle is situated north of the Hill of Fare, 3 miles west of Echt in Aberdeenshire. the castle was completed around 1570 by the Gordons of Grampian. Midmar Castle is a Z-plan tower with a square tower at one end and a flat-topped round tower at the opposite end. The castle is made up of three separate blocks - the 16th Z-house, an 18th-century L-shaped east wing and a long rectangular west wing enclosing an entrance terrace and forecourt. The Z-house has a central block of five floors, a circular tower of six floors to the south-east and a square tower of five floors containing the main stairs to the north-west. The circular tower is flat topped with a castellated parapet, the main block has a steeply pitched and slated roof, with corbelled square corner turrets at the north-east and south-west corners. The square tower has a pitched roof with corbelled rounds. The chimneys are coped and the gables crow-stepped.

There is a stone circle from the 3rd millennium BC in the graveyard of the church.


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







Udny Castle
Midmar Castle. Z plan castle. Privately owned.

Photograph by Peter Ward. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)


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