Tolquhon Castle and its Builder
Castle, Baronial Mansion
Tolquhon is a sixteenth century baronial mansion in Aberdeenshire. It was greatly enlarged by William Forbes, the seventh laird between 1584-1589. An account of his life and activities is presented. The ruins of the castle are described and incorporate new discoveries. Removal of the ruins of the fallen Preston's Tower has enabled a complete plan of the east wing to be made. The work of consolidation disclosed a number of interesting features in the sixteenth-century buildings.