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Abergairn Castle

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Abergairn Castle

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Gairn Castle

Canmore ID 32446

Site Number NO39NE 1

NGR NO 35864 97414

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Glenmuick, Tullich And Glengairn
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Kincardine And Deeside
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NO39NE 1 35864 97414

See also NO39NE 45.

(NO 3586 9742) Gairn Castle (NR) (In Ruins)

OS 6" map, (1938)

The remains of Abergairn Castle, a small tower-house, erected in 1614, comprise a rectangular main building surviving to 4ft maximum height, with a round tower at its NW angle, 10ft maximum height. The small size of the structure suggests that it was a hunting lodge of three or four storeys with garret.

W D Simpson 1932.

The remains of Abergairn Castle as described and planned by Simpson, have been re-pointed and preserved as a memorial to A Keiller.

Re-surveyed at 1/2500.

Visited by OS (N K B) September 1968.


Scottish Castle Survey 1988; N Bogdan and I B D Bryce 1991.


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