An isolated tower house in the Cairgorms that was a residence of the high-status Forbes family. After Culloden in 1746, it was converted to become a Redcoat garrison fortress, largely to suppress Jacobite activity.What to see and do:Admire the splendid isolation of the castle, which is situated at the head of remote Strathdon.Check out the star-shaped perimeter wall - the castle's most distinctive feature was added when it became a military base.Visit the reconstructed barrack rooms to imagine being stationed here in 1750 as a Redcoat from Pulteney's 13th Foot regiment.Guided tours available on siteCheck out a variety of souvenirs from the gift shop.Open summer only - 26th March - 30th SeptemberAdmission: Adult Â£6, Child Â£3.60, Concession Â£4.80Visitor parking and bus parking available
The reconstructed barrack rooms - recreating something of the atmosphere of barrack life here in 1750, when redcoats from Pulteney's 13th Foot were stationed here.
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8 Miles W of Strathdon on A939
Cairngorms National Park