Looking from Corgarff towards Cairn Mor and the river Don.
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It is perhaps not surprising that the castle is believed to be haunted.
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As late as the 16th century, old maps indicate the town was called Stonehyve or Stonehive.
Dunnottar Castle, perched atop a rocky outcrop to the south of Stonehaven, was home to the Keith family, and during the Scottish Wars of Independence, the Scottish Crown Jewels were hidden there.
The Forbes menfolk were absent, but John Forbes' wife, Margaret, refused to surrender the castle and shot one of Gordon's men through the knee with a pistol.
In response Adam Gordon piled kindling against the castle and burned it down, killing all within the castle except for Margaret Forbes who fled to Ireland where she give birth to John's son, Alexander.
The tower house would have been similar to the structure you see today: the surrounding wall would have been very much simpler and probably rectangular in plan.