Invercauld Castle

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Invercauld Castle
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Invercauld Castle
Location Near Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Coordinates 57°00′56″N 3°21′42″W / 57.0155°N 3.3618°W / 57.0155; -3.3618Coordinates: 57°00′56″N 3°21′42″W / 57.0155°N 3.3618°W / 57.0155; -3.3618
Built 16th century, remodelled 1875
Built for Clan Farquharson
Architect John Thomas Wimperis (1875)
Listed Building – Category A
Official name: Invercauld House
Designated 24 November 1972
Reference no. 2995
Criteria Historical
Scenic
Designated 1987
Invercauld Castle is located in Aberdeen
Invercauld Castle
Location of Invercauld Castle in Aberdeenshire

Invercauld Castle[pronunciation?] is a country house situated in Royal Deeside near Braemar in Scotland. It is protected as a category A listed building,[1] and the grounds are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland.[2]

History[edit]

The Farquharson family settled in the area in the 14th century, and constructed a tower house in the 16th century. A vaulted basement within the present building dates from this time, although the tower house was remodelled in the late 17th century. Further alterations were made through the 18th and 19th centuries, and in 1875 the castle was extensively remodelled by John Thomas Wimperis in the Scots Baronial style.[1] The house retains many Victorian furnishing and paintings.

The castle in the early 1800s prior to extensive alterations

The estate[edit]

The castle estate comprises approximately 200 square miles (520 km2), set within the Cairngorm National Park, including a length of the River Dee. The tenth laird, James Farquharson, planted significant portions of the estate to woodland to supply the shipyards of nearby Aberdeen. Invercauld's sporting estate and location near the royal highland home of Balmoral Castle made it a favourite resort of Queen Victoria.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Invercauld House: Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. 
  2. ^ "Invercauld". An Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland. Historic Scotland. 

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