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Blairfindy

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Blairfindy
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Name Blairfindy
Owner ruin
NGR NJ 19834 28642
Lon. & Lat. 57.341249,-3.33351
Council Moray
Parish Inveravon
Nearby Castles Drumin, Kilnmaichlie
Year built 1564
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Built by the Gordons in 1564, it is now next to the Glenlivet distillery on the River Livet. Thought to have been built as a hunting seat of the Earls of Huntly, it's true purpose may have been to control the main access to Gordon country from across the Ladder Hills.


A castle here was originally owned by the Grants but the present structure is Gordon work. It is a ruinous late 16th century tower house in the L plan variety. Above the arched entrance doorway is a panel which bears the quartered arms of the Gordons , the date 1586 and the initials I.G and H.G. (John and Helen Gordon) . The Gordons defeated the Campbells nearby in 1594. The basement is vaulted. The Packhorse Bridge, a picturesque arch bridge, stands nearby and is thought to have been built in conjunction with Blairfindy.

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