Castle of Fiddes

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Castle of Fiddes is a 16th-century tower house in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, located around 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) south-west of Stonehaven. It is dated 1592 on a window lintel, with a later date of 1673 on the east wall suggesting a renovation at this time.[1] It was the property of the Arbuthnott family, who sold it in the later 17th century to the Thomson family of Arduthie.[2] It was modernised around 1930 and remains occupied. It is a category A listed building.[3]

The four-storey tower is built on an unusual variant of the L-plan, with a large circular stair tower and several projecting turrets supported on corbels.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Castle of Fiddes". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Castle of Fiddes". Scottish Castles Association. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Castle of Fiddes". Retrieved 18 December 2013. 

Coordinates: 56°55′20.95″N 2°17′24.81″W / 56.9224861°N 2.2902250°W / 56.9224861; -2.2902250