Corgaff Castle

The castle, near the source of the River Don, controls a ford over the Spey Valley road via the Lecht pass. The 16C fortified house was a hunting lodge and was later turned into a garrison for government troops after the 1748 rising, at which time the lower wings and a star-shaped curtain wall were added. The castle was abandoned in the early 19C but served again from 1827 to 1831 to house troops garrisoned there to combat whisky smuggling.

Useful information

Address : 

A 944, AB36 8YP Strathdon


+44 1975 651460


5 £ (children 3 £)

Opening hours

Apr-Sep: 9.30am-5.30pm; rest of year: weekends 9.30am-4.30pm (last admission 30min before closing) - closed 25-26 Dec