Glenbuchat Castle is a characterful 16th century ruin in the quiet upper part of Strathdon. This Z-plan tower house used to belong to the wealthy Gordon clan of nearby Huntly, falling into ruin after being sold by the family in the 1700's. With Kildrummy a few miles down the glen and Corgarff just a little further in the other direction, this is a great region in which to spend a day touring castles.
Name: Glenbuchat Castle ★★☆☆☆
Location: A97 3 miles west of Glenkindie, G.R.: NJ 397149 / rewarded flank trespass
Open (2017): Closed until further notice due to unsafe masonry.