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Forter Castle is an exclusive-use castle in a superb location close to Glenshee. On the doorstep are also a number of great sporting opportunities including deer stalking, shooting and fantastic salmon and trout fishing. For those looking for a luxury base from which to explore this majestic part of Scotland, in particular Angus, Aberdeenshire and Perthshire, Forter Castle offers the Scottish dream.
The castle was originally built by the Ogilvys of Airlie as a fortified house in 1560, before falling in 1640 into a ruinous state. On visiting the castle today you will learn the full story via the beautifully painted ceiling in the Great Hall. The principal reason for construction was to fortify and protect the entrance to Balloch pass up into Glenshee and the important Moneca Pass up to Braemar and the North.
Since 1988 to the present day, father Robert and daughter Katharine Pooley have lovingly and painstakingly restored the castle back to its former glory. The castle now benefits from all 21st century creature comforts whilst retaining complete authenticity with the castles original history.