|[Kildrummy Castle from the approach path]|
Approaching from the car park, it's clear to see that Kildrummy Castle was once a truly great fortress. It dates to the mid-13th century, was constructed by the Earl of Mar, and now overlooks the adjacent, tranquil Kildrummy Castle Gardens. Despite its ruinous state, the castle's imposing curtain walls, high windows and scale of the site still dominate the countryside here in wild Strathdon.
Name: Kildrummy Castle ★★★☆☆
Location: A97 4 miles south of Lumsden, G.R.: NJ 455164 / rescue mend recover
Open (2017): Daily, April to September
Cost (2017): £4.50 (adults), £2.70 (children), free for Historic Environment Scotland members