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Not much remains of Castle Newe (pronounced "Neyouw") an altered Z plan tower house of 1604 and mansion from 1831, which had a tall central tower and was designed by Archibald Simpson. The original castle consisted of a main block with rectangular towers at opposite corners. The building was demolished around 1827, and materials used to build an extension of the University of Aberdeen. It was a property of the Forbes family, who made their fortune in India.
Wording taken from The Castles of Scotland Third Edition by Martin Coventry
Below added Feb 2023...
Pics above: Castle Newe taken in 2004 within policies of House of Newe
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Why was it demolished & where was it situated?
The site is about 3/4 mile east of Strathdon. - According to Canmore.org.uk - it was demolished around 1927. Castle Newe, from 1604, 1831, Archibald Simpson. Pronounced Neyouw. Handsome castellated edifice - with central tower 85ft high; demolished, c.1950, and stones used to build Elphinstone Hall at Aberdeen University. source: https://canmore.org.uk/site/16767/castle-newe.
Castle demolished in 1927 and stone reused in Elphinstone Hall at Aberdeen University. New castle built by Sir Hamish Forbes in 1992. According to my notes and confirmed by Lady Forbes part of the barrel-vaulted cellar and corridor of C17th castle survive. Source: Robert ( SCA Chairman )