Date 1: 01/09/2018
Date 2: 02/09/2018
1-2 September 2018
While the castle probably has early 12th century origins, the building in more-or-less its present form dates from the late 16th century. Ultimately owned by the Earl of Hopetoun, it was abandoned c.1840 and the 20th century found it ruined. Restoration, with the new roof now in place, has been undertaken by the present owner, Geoffrey Nicholsby, who will make Duntarvie a function venue and also the headquarters of Geoffrey Tailor Highland Crafts.
Rectangular three-storey block; square towers with five storeys (the 'east' now partially collapsed) project at either end; turrets with turnpike stairs in the tower-main block angles. The internal straight stair (ground-first floor) is an unusual feature for its period.