|[Yes, this place does exist - although the sign has a tendency to go missing]|
There's a unique secret hiding away in Glen Nochty, reached by minor roads and tracks from deepest Strathdon. The seriously remote Lost Gallery couldn't be more aptly named - it's difficult enough to find even if over-enthusiastic tourists haven't recently stolen the "Lost" road sign pointing the way from Bellabeg. By the turnoff, there's a parking area for the prominent mound known as the Doune of Invernochty. A Norman castle once stood on top: although almost nothing remains today, the earthworks are still impressive and easily climbed (steeply).
|[Reaching Lost Gallery involves following rough tracks through scenic Glen Nochty]|
Name: Doune of Invernochty ★☆☆☆☆
Description: Prominent motte on which a 12th century castle once stood.
Location: A944 at Bellabeg, Strathdon, G.R.: NJ 352129 / intend dizziness landmark
Name: Lost Gallery ★☆☆☆☆
Description: Tiny art gallery in an amazingly remote location.
Location: Nearly 2 miles west of Glen Nochty, G.R.: NJ 312158 / conceals retained vital
Open (2017): Wednesday to Monday
Anything else? Approach is along over a mile of rough forestry tracks - drive carefully.
|[Doune of Invernochty]|