History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Late 16th-century stonework
Today the castle stands in the middle of a farm field, west of the Mains of Pittulie. The ruins are clearly visible from the coast road and the mnor road heading south to the Mains of Pitullie farm house.
There is no direct access to the castle without walking directly through the field, so that may mean that it is inaccessible at times of the year due to crops being planted. I was fortunate enough to come at a time when the crops had bee cut, so was able to walk straight across the field and explore the castle exterior. You can't actually get inside the walls, which is perhaps just as well, for many of those walls look in poor condition, but you can really gain an appreciation of the wonderful stonework used in the castle construction. The stair turrets in particular have wonderful corbels, in the best tradition of Scottish tower house architecture.
About Pittulie Castle
Address: Mains of Pittulie, Rosehearty, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Castle
Location: Just east of Rosehearty, on a minor road south off the B9031, behind Mains of Pittulie. Level walk across farm field - be careful of crops! Open site. Use postcode AB43 7EX for satnavs.
Website: Pittulie Castle
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Pitsligo Castle - 0.7 miles (Castle)
Tyrie Raven Stone - 2.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Museum of Scottish Lighthouses - 3.3 miles (Museum)
Memsie Cairn - 3.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Cairnbulg Castle - 5.6 miles (Castle)
Maggie's Hoosie - 6.1 miles (Museum)
Castle Point Fort - 6.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Cairness House - 6.8 miles (Historic House)
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