Forfar, Castle Hill

Castle

Site Name Forfar, Castle Hill

Classification Castle

Canmore ID 33763

Site Number NO45SE 19

NGR NO 45614 50813

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Forfar
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Angus
  • Former County Angus

Archaeology Notes

NO45SE 19 4563 5080.

(NO 4563 5080) Site of Castle of Forfar (NR)

Castle Hill (NAT)

OS 25" map, Forfarshire, (1861)

The Castle Hill of Forfar was within the old boundary of the loch and was surrounded by water. The castle is associated with Malcolm III and Queen Margaret and is on record at this period (1057-93). William the Lion (1165-1214) used it and Alexander II (1214-1249) dated several charters from it. In 1291 it was captured by Edward I and in 1306 was burned and destroyed. It was restored in 1308 but in 1313 it was again destroyed and never rebuilt, The remains were visible in the 17th century but all trace has now disappeared.

A Jervise 1859; A Reid 1902.

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