Boyndlie House is a Georgian mansion built in 1814, but stands on the site of an earlier castle.
The original builder is said to have been John of Boyndlie who was killed at the Battle of Pinkie in 1547. His castle was “in the centre of a rock, in the middle of a glen, which affords terraces on either side … The east side or back of the house is a storey higher by the cellar’s being cut out of the rock, and below are three handsome terraces, and ane opposite bank, where as many are designed.”
Major building work seems to have been carried out in 1660 by Alexander, 2nd Lord Forbes of Pitsligo, with further additions made by his son, also Alexander, before the end of the 17th century.
Alternative names for Boyndlie House
Boundlie House; House Of Boyndlie; Middle Boyndlie; Middlemost Bulgne
Where is Boyndlie House?
Boyndlie House is in the parish of Tyrie and the county of Aberdeenshire.
Grid reference:NJ 91668 62056
Lat / long:57.648425,-2.141134