Glenbuchat Castle, Bridge of Buchat

Glenbuchat Castle is a historic Z plan Scottish castle built in 1590 for John Gordon of Cairnbarrow to mark his wedding. It is located above the River Don, near Kildrummy, Aberdeenshire. The building is roofless, but otherwise in fairly good repair.
The family sold the castle in 1738, and it remained in private hands until the 20th century. James William Barclay bought the castle in 1901, and Colonel James Barclay Milne, his grandson, placed it in state care in 1946. A local club purchased the surrounding parkland in 1948 and gave it to the state to ensure that the castle's surroundings would remain intact. Both the castle and the surrounding land are managed by Historic Scotland as a scheduled ancient monument.
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  • I would not advise visiting this Strathdon estate after a beautiful walk up into the mountains my family were aproched on the way back down the road by a dark 4x4Pick up, a man about 6 foot with dark ...  more »
  • Another gem of a castle in the Historic Scotland guide, but such a shame that it is undergoing restoration work which seems to have been going on for some years and fenced off so you cannot actually g...  more »
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  • Lovely spot but castle is still closed with no sign of when work will be completed.
  • Sadly still closed. Looked like it would be amazing to go in one day...
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