Aldbar Castle (Auldbar Castle)
An estate and the site of a former castle of N Angus, Aldbar is located a half-mile (1 km) south of the River South Esk and 2 miles (3 km) southwest of Brechin. Aldbar (sometimes Auldbar) Castle was a 16th century four-storey tower house, greatly extended in the baronial style during the 19th century, which was demolished in 1965.
Originally the property of the Crammond family, it was sold to John Lyon, 8th Lord Glamis (c.1544-75) in 1575. Subsequently the castle passed through the hands of the Sinclairs, Youngs and the Chalmers family, who were responsible for the extensions added c.1810.
BRECHIN for Aldbar Castle
Lyon – Chalmers 1608
Built by Sir Thomas Lyon, Treasurer of Scotland. Enlarged by Patrick Chalmers ca. 1810, father of Patrick owner in 1852. J.B. Burke, Visitation, I, 1852, 57.