Guthrie Castle

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Guthrie Castle

Guthrie Castle is a castle and country house in Angus, Scotland. It is located in the village of Guthrie, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of Forfar, and 29 kilometres (18 mi) north-east of Dundee. The castle dates back to the 15th century, although much of the present building is of 19th-century origin. It is now a private house, but is hired out as a venue for corporate events and weddings.

History[edit]

Guthrie Castle comprises a tower house, originally built by Sir David Guthrie (1435–1500), Treasurer and Lord Justice-General of Scotland, in 1468. The Guthrie family later built a house beside the tower. In 1848, the two were linked by a baronial style expansion, to designs by David Bryce. The historic keep remained in the Guthrie family until 1983, with the death of Colonel Ivan Guthrie.[1]

Restoration[edit]

In 1984 Guthrie Castle was purchased by Daniel S. Peña, Sr., an American businessman. Peña restored the castle to its 19th-century condition, and built a golf course within the estate in 1994/95. In 2003, the castle and its grounds were opened to the public, for wedding parties, corporate functions and for group bookings.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Frank Urquhart (4 August 2003). "Rescued castle to open its doors". The Scotsman. 

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Coordinates: 56°38′38″N 2°42′56″W / 56.64389°N 2.71556°W / 56.64389; -2.71556