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Kinnaird Castle, Angus and Dundee

Location: Brechin, DD9 6UA (map and directions)

Set in Brechin between the Angus coastline and rolling glens is Kinnarird Castle, the home of the Earl and Countess of Southesk and the seat of the Carnegie family, Dukes of Fife, for the last 600 years.

Kinnaird Castle, Angus & Dundee copyright Paterson family
Kinnaird Castle © Paterson family

History of Kinnaird Castle

Kinnaird Castle was built in the 16th century. King James VI was a guest at the castle, as was Charles I and Charles II in the late 17th century.

In 1850 the castle tower was remodelled into a Victorian baronial house by the 9th Earl, though this burnt down just seventy years later in 1921. The castle burnt from the south end through to the Great Hall, though many contents were saved. The castle was then rebuilt again, but this time on a much grander scale, converting Kinnaird into a chateau with very detailed decorations and steeper roofs. Kinnaird Castle of today maintains the grandeur of the 20th century rebuilt, matched only by its own magnificent estate set in 1300 acres of parkland where Highland cattle and fallow deer run.

The magnificent, stately castle has a famous collection of painting by some of Europe’s most collected painters.

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Other castles in Angus & Dundee

Balintore Castle
Ballumbie Castle
Brechin Castle
Broughty Castle
Claypotts Castle
Colliston Castle
Dudhope Castle
Edzell Castle
Ethie Castle
Finavon Castle
Glamis Castle
Guthrie Castle
Kinnaird Castle
Mains Castle
Melgund Castle
Powrie Castle
Red Castle

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