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Scotland

Aboyne Castle (Castle of Aboyne) (Bonty Castle) (Bunty Castle)

  • Built / Designed For: Byset family, Lords of Strathdee and Aboyne.

    Collections: One of the stars in the collection at Aboyne Castle is the Formaston Stone. Probably made between 800 and 1000, the stone has a mirror symbol, a decorated Celtic cross, and an Ogham inscription.

  • Architect: George Truefitt

    Date: Late 19th century
    Designed: Restoration for Sir William Cunliffe Brooks, Bt.

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    Architect: Ian Begg

    Date: 1986
    Designed: Remodeled House

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  • House Listed: Category B

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Seat of: Granville Gordon, 13th Marquess of Huntly (the premier marquess of Scotland); Gordon family here since the early 15th century.

    Past Seat of: Byset family, Lords of Strathdee and Aboyne, 13th century. Knights Templar, 13th century. Fraser family of Cowie, 13th century. Sir William de Keith, Great Marischal of Scotland, 14th century. Alexander Gordon, 1st Earl of Huntly, 15th century. Charles Gordon, 1st Earl of Aboyne, 17th century. Sir William Cunliffe Brooks, 1st Bt., 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 01339-887-778

    Historic Houses Member: No