Glenbuchat Castle was built in 1590 for John Gordon of Cairnbarrow to mark his wedding. Carved in the doorway is “NOCHT ON EARTH REMAINS BOT FAME”, an appropriate Gordon epitaph.

The family sold the castle in 1738, and it remained in private hands until the 20th century. Both the castle and the surrounding land are managed by Historic Scotland.

The castle is located above the River Don, near Kildrummy, Aberdeenshire.

photo by Mc Bonio