Doors Open Days - Castle Hill

Castle Hill

Forfar's Castle Hill is the site of the Royal Castle, used by Scottish Kings from the twelfth century until its destruction during the Wars of Independence. It was also occupied by King Edward I of England in the 1290's and he stayed there for three nights in 1296. King Robert had it raised to the ground in 1308 and it was never rebuilt. A tower for the Royal Burgh's mercat cross was built in 1683/5 to celebrate King Charles II, and this was relocated to the Castle Hill in 1799. 

Open Saturday 2 September, 2pm. Advance booking is required. Please email to book your place. Visitors should assemble at The Cross, Castle Street, for this guided tour.

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Castle Hill, Canmore Street, Forfar