A note about the castles in this website:Edit

Castles can range from giant fortress, to fortified house, to palaces. Originally when I began researching the castles of Clan Gordon I had no idea of the great number and variety I would find. I was also happily surprised at being able to find images of most of the castles, and in the case where a castle no longer stood; I have been able to find images of the surrounding land. When compiling the list of castles, I found many castles with claims to the Gordon Family, but in many instances could not verify the claims. All castles as listed have at least 2 solid sources to back up the claim. The pictures of the castles, as they now appear, in many cases would be unrecognizable to the Gordons that lived in them. Castles, like all buildings, undergo renovations, remodels, and demolitions. Keep in mind that what may exist today is nothing like it was originally.

A note about the Ordnance Survey Number:Edit

To the right of each castle, is a map of it's location, followed by location information. NGR, is a number corresponding to the Ordnance Survey Grid of Great Britain. This number references the 1 km square grid that the site is located at. This number is invaluable in locating the exact castle and location within Scotland. Many castles in Scotland have duplicate names; this should help clear up any confusion as to which is the correct castle. Also included is the Lat. and Lon. of each castle for use with GPS systems.

Help NeededEdit

There are many lands and places mentioned throughout Gordon history, including mentions of baronies and possible lairds houses associated with those baronies. Where possible I have added what information I have been able to obtain, but either exact location or strong reference to the Gordon family has not been attained. If you have good information on the below subjects, and could help fill out the information, it would be greatly appreciated.

Auchlyne (Auchline) NJ 55 26 Farm, possibly vanished remains
Bogrie Tower NX 8139 8496 & NX 81188 84973 Bogrie Tower is now reduced to a two-storeyed shepherd's house. No strong family reference
Cairnburrow NJ 4610 4079 A branch of the family of Gight... no solid information
Craigmyle NJ 6380 0177 No solid information
Culvennan NX2965 & NX3065 Gordons of Culvennan, no historic evidence of a lairds house.

The above Chart will be modified as items are added and removed.


Bing Map Containing all the castle locations

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