Kildrummy Castle

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

City/Town/Village: Kildrummy
District: Aberdeenshire
County: Aberdeenshire
Latitude/Longitude: 57.235, -2.90471
Postcode: AB33 8QS
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the castle)

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Kildrummy Castle is a Listed Building. Here's what the official description says about it:

Ruin. D-plan castle of enciente with twin-tower gatehouse
with (later) barbican at S.E; circular donjon (Snow Tower)
originally 5-storey vaulted at W, smaller Warden's Tower at
N. with hall and solar reconstructed in 16th century as tower
house between; subsidiary D-plan towers at centres of N.E.
and S.W. sides of curtain; chapel rectangular with 3-lancet
E end asymmetrically projecting through N.E. curtain to S.
of Warden's Tower; postern, sunk passage to cistern tower in
Back Den. Largely ashlar faced with early work and later
repairs in rubble.
Begun by Alexander II in 13th century; burnt 1306 and
repaired by 1333; Further work early 15th cent. and later;
burned 1530 and restored, solar reconstructed as tower-house;
burnt 1690, partly repaired and dismantled after 1715.
Considerable repairs from 1898.

Information from British Listed Buildings


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