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Abergeldie Castle

Country House (Period Unassigned), Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Abergeldie Castle

Classification Country House (Period Unassigned), Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Abergeldie Castle Policies

Canmore ID 31138

Site Number NO29NE 1

NGR NO 28709 95281

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Crathie And Braemar
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Kincardine And Deeside
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

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.


Photographic Survey (1957)

Photographic survey of the exterior and interior of Abergeldie Castle, Aberdeenshire, by the Scottish National Buildings Record in 1957.


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