Cairnbulg Castle is a z-plan castle situated in Cairnbulg, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
It was described by W. Douglas Simpson as one of the nine castles of the Knuckle, referring to the rocky headland of north-east Aberdeenshire.
Originally known as Philorth Castle it was built in the early 14th century, destroyed in the winter of 1308–1309 in the Wars of Independence, and re-built by the Fraser family in 1380.
Subsequently, a courtyard and outbuildings were added to the main tower. It is now open to the public by appointment only.
Open by appointment, please write or phone.
No entry charge but donations appreciated/expected which are given to charity at the end of each year.
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