Corse Castle

Corse Castle, Aberdeenshire

~ History ~


1476 ~ Corse passes to Patrick Forbes, armour bearer to King James III.


1581 ~ William Forbes builds himself a castle.


1608 ~ John Forbes becomes Moderator to the General assembly of the Church of Scotland.


1618 ~ John's brother Patrick Forbes is appointed Bishop of Aberdeen.


1638 ~ The castle is raided by Highlanders and the Lairds cousin is carried off for ransom.


1860's ~ The Forbes abandon the castle for the more luxurious mason built nearby.

Location

Banchory

Road

Off B9119

SatNav

AB31 4SA

Corse Castle is a 16th century Z-plan Tower House. The lintel above the door 1581 reflects the date it was built.


The castle is still in relatively good condition considering it has been abandoned 150 years and wouldmake a terrific restoration project.


A really lovely Tower House will lots of interesting features.