Cortachy Castle

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Cortachy Castle
Cortachy, Angus, Scotland
UK grid reference NO398595
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Cortachy Castle
Cortachy Castle is located in Angus
Cortachy Castle
Cortachy Castle
Coordinates 56°43′24″N 2°59′07″W / 56.723272°N 2.985296°W / 56.723272; -2.985296
Grid reference grid reference NO398595
Type Mansion
Site information
Open to
the public
Site history
Built 15th century rebuilt 17th and 19th century
Materials Stone

Cortachy Castle is a castellated mansion House at Cortachy, Angus, Scotland, some four miles north of Kirriemuir. The present building dates from the 15th century, preceded by an earlier structure that was owned by the Earls of Strathearn. It was acquired by the Ogilvies in 1473 and substantively modified in the 17th and 19th centuries.[1] In 1820 it was "romanticised", as was the fashion of the day, by the addition of crenellations, plus other alterations by R & R Dickson.[2] Part of the building was damaged by fire in 1883 and it was extensively rebuilt in the following two years[1] by Kinnear & Peddie.[3]

Cortachy Castle is a Category B listed building.[4]

The castle is said to be haunted by the spirit of a drummer [5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Cortachy Castle", Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland: Canmore database, retrieved October 7, 2010 
  2. ^ Dictionary of Scottish Architects: Dickson
  3. ^ Dictionary of Scottish Architects: Kinnear
  4. ^ "Cortachy Castle, listed building report", Historic Scotland, retrieved October 7, 2010 
  5. ^

Coordinates: 56°43′24″N 2°59′07″W / 56.7233°N 2.9853°W / 56.7233; -2.9853