Forter Castle


Forter Castle, built by the Ogilvys of Airlie as a fortified house or ‘Fortalice’ in 1560, the castle fell in 1640. When you visit you will see the full tale on the beautifully painted ceiling.

The principal reason for construction was to fortify and protect the entrance to the Balloch pass to Glenshee and the important Monega Pass to Braemar and the North.

Father Robert and daughter Katharine Pooley have lovingly and painstakingly restored the castle back to its former glory from 1988 to this present day where all 21st-century creature comforts have been added whilst retaining complete authenticity with the castles original history.



The castle is available for long or short breaks on a self-catered basis and sleeps up to 12 people comfortably.

Forter castle also allows up to 3 well-trained dogs to stay with your group and can offer an overspill attic room for an extra 4 people with 4 single beds.

You can book online or we can help you directly by simply submitting an enquiry.

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* Please note a security deposit of £1,500 or £2000 (wedding parties and special occasions) is payable on booking to cover any damages that might occur see our terms and conditions for more information.

* All accommodation prices are inclusive of VAT all package extras will have VAT of 20% added



Telephone: +44(0)20 758 43223
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Forter Castle,
Kirkton Of Glenisla
PH11 8QW
United Kingdom

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