Historic Scotland

Opening times

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

 

Overview

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. 

Please note that Glenbuchat Castle is closed until further notice due to unsafe masonry. It’s not expected to reopen until 2017. Exterior viewing is possible, but may be restricted by scaffolding while work is carried out.