Alternative Names Abergeldie Castle Policies
Site Type COUNTRY HOUSE, TOWER HOUSE
Canmore ID 31138
Site Number NO29NE 1
NGR NO 28709 95281
Parish CRATHIE AND BRAEMAR
Former Region GRAMPIAN
Former District KINCARDINE AND DEESIDE
Former County ABERDEENSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
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|Notes and Activities|
NO29NE 1.00 2868 9528
NO29NE 1.01 2903 9529 Lodge
NO29NE 1.02 2889 9519 Mains of Abergeldie
For suspension footbridge (across the River Dee) to the NE, see NO29NE 16.
(NO 2868 9528) Abergeldie Castle (NR).
OS 6" map, Aberdeenshire, 2nd ed., (1903)
The original part of Abergeldie Castle consists of a tall rectangular tower house, about 35ft by 28ft, with walls 4ft thick at its basement, and with a round tower 15ft in diameter at the SW. corner. Its plan and architectural detail point to a mid-16th century date and analogies with the Castle of Balfluig at Alford, which bears the date 1556, suggest that they were designed by the same man. It is said that the castle was moated but no remains of one exist.
There has been a great deal of alteration to the original castle and a long low building was added in the 18th century. Since 1848 it has been leased to the Royal Family.
W D Simpson 1953.
Abergeldie Castle is as described by Simpson.
Visited by OS (R L) 27 October 1967.
Scottish Castle Survey 1988; N Bogdan and I B D Bryce 1991.
|Books and References|
Bogdan and Bryce, N and I B D (1991) 'Castles, manors and 'town houses' survey',
Discovery Excav Scot
Brown, J (1859) The new Deeside guide, by James Brown, author of 'The guide to the Deeside Highlands', with copious notes and additions, Aberdeen
Page(s): opp p.80 Held at RCAHMS D.5.DEE.R
Castles of Aberdeenshire (1887) Castles of Aberdeenshire: historical and descriptive notes, Aberdeen
Held at RCAHMS D.5.11.HAY