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Corgarff, part of the Upper Donside and Strathdon area, is steeped in history with Corgarff Castle a stunning hidden gem.  On route you'll find fabulous views, as the River Don winds by the road, as well as artist's studios and cosy stop-overs for tea and cake and gift shopping.

The Watchers Art Installation and A Moment in Time

Corgarff Castle was originally built in 1550 by the Forbes clan and has been a site of great significance for several tumultuous events throughout its history.

Though small in scale, the white-harled Castle stands in stark isolation... read more

The Watchers Art Installation and A Moment in Time

One of three scenic route installation on the Snow Roads enticing you to discover new perspectives on stunning viewpoints. Four specially commissioned sculptural seats on the infamous A939 Lecht Road which sits at 637m above sea level offers spectacular views towards Corgarff Castle.

Strathdon and Corgarff

Strathdon lies in Upper Donside in the Cairngorms National Park.  It’s an area rich in scenic beauty and places of interest with marvellous opportunities to observe wildlife.  As the River Don winds its way through, the landscape... read more

Strathdon and Corgarff

This remote and tranquil oasis boasts stunning scenery and is the perfect place for wildlife watchers and explorers looking for history and hidden gems.

Lecht Mine (Well of the Lecht)

Iron ore was mined here between 1730 and 1737 and from 1841 manganese was mined.  At its peak more than 60 men worked at the mine but operations ceased in 1846 due to the falling price of maganese.

Today only the building of the... read more

Lecht Mine (Well of the Lecht)

A pleasant short walk from the car park takes you to the isolated site of the Lecht Mine, a former iron and manganese mining site.

Well of the Lecht
Between the Lecht and Tomintoul