Corgarff Castle re-opening to visitors

The majestic tower house in the Cairngorms re-opens today (Tuesday 1 August)

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has announced that Corgarff Castle will reopen today (Tuesday 1 August), with visitors once again being able to see the tower house turned army base first built in the 1500s.

Standing in the Cairngorms National Park, the Castle’s surroundings illuminate the beauty of Scotland’s heritage, while the castle itself offers two very different tales. Corgarff was originally built as a noble residence, but later became an army base for hunting down Jacobite sympathisers and, later, whisky smugglers.

The Castle was used as the fortified residence of the Forbeses of Corgarff from mid-1500s to the early 1600s. In the mid-1700s, over a hundred years later, the abandoned castle was turned into a barracks and used by the army until 1831.

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