About Corse Castle

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Corse Castle near Lumphanan in Aberdeenshire, now ruined, was a fortress and centre of a landed estate in the north-east of Scotland. The present castle dates from the 16th century and stands by the Corse Burn, around 3 miles (4.8 km) north-west of Lumphanan.

Corse was a property of the Forbes family. In the 16th century the original house on the site was destroyed by bandits in a raid. The laird of the day, Sir William Forbes, is reputed to have said of his projected new castle "Please God I will build me such a house as thieves will need to knock at ere they enter." He went on to erect the present castle, which bears his initials, with the date 1581.

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Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, AB33 8NP

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