Glenbuchat Castle

  • Near Kildrummy, Aberdeenshire AB36 8TN


Admire a picturesque late-medieval tower house overlooking farmland and the Bridge of Buchat. 

Glenbuchat Castle was built in the late 1500s to a Z-shaped plan. It shows how sophisticated tower houses had become by this time, with its round and square corbelled turrets. 

Like the castles at Auchindoun and HuntlyGlenbuchat belonged to a branch of the Gordon family. These castles demonstrate the dominance the Gordons held over north-east Scotland in the late-medieval period. 

Opening times

Glenbuchat Castle is closed until further notice to allow for ongoing conservation works.

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