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Aldbar Castle

(Auldbar Castle)

An estate and the site of a former castle of N Angus, Aldbar is located a half-mile (1 km) south of the River South Esk and 2 miles (3 km) southwest of Brechin. Aldbar (sometimes Auldbar) Castle was a 16th century four-storey tower house, greatly extended in the baronial style during the 19th century, which was demolished in 1965.

Originally the property of the Crammond family, Aldbar was sold to John Lyon, 8th Lord Glamis (c.1544-75) in 1575. Subsequently the castle passed through the hands of the Sinclairs, Youngs and the Chalmers family, who were responsible for the extensions added c.1810.

An airship station was established here in 1917 as a satellite of RNAS Longside in Buchan.

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