Kildrummy Castle

Located 2 miles (3 km) southwest of the village of Kildrummy in Aberdeenshire, the ruined remains of Kildrummy Castle are regarded as the finest in the north of Scotland. The castle dates from the 13th Century and was believed to have been built by an Earl of Mar. It was taken over by King James I in 1435 and was kept as a royal castle until 1507. Returning to Mar ownership in 1626, it was abandoned in 1716 when John Erskine (1675 - 1732), the 6th Earl of Mar, fled to France after the Jacobite rebellion. It has been in the ownership of the state since 1951 and is now managed by Historic Environment Scotland.

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