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Abergairn Castle
Near Ballater inĀ Scotland
Height 3 or 4 storeys
Site information
Owner Farquharsons
Condition Ruined
Site history
Built 1614
InĀ use 17th Century

Abergairn Castle is a ruined castle, dating from the 17th century, about one mile north of Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is built on the top of an isolated kame, at the north east of the entrance to Glen Gairn.


The castle was the property of the Farquharsons. It was built in 1614, possibly as a hunting lodge. The name is of Gaelic derivation, meaning "the confluence of the Gairn", indicating its location near the confluence of River Gairn and River Dee.


Abergairn castle was a tower-house of which little other than the basement remains. It was small, probably having three or four storeys with a garret.

The main tower survives only to a maximum height of 4 feet; a round tower to the north west reaches to 10 feet.

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