DELNABO ESTATE LTD
Delnabo Estate
Self Catering Cottages in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

Delnabo Estate

Delnabo is a highland estate of 3,000 acres situated in the north eastern part of the Cairngorms National Park.

 

Its landscapes encompass rivers, wooded areas, high heather covered hills, grassy banks and fields as well as the scenic beauty of the Ailnack Gorge.

 

Resident wildlife includes red and roe deer, grouse, black game, red legged partridge, pheasant, red squirrel, rabbit, hare, wildlfowl, birds of prey and the occasional golden eagle or wildcat.

 

 

Delnabo has considerable historical associations and people are believed to have lived here since the 14th century. Early records show that there was a house here in 1540, owned by the Gordons and Grants. The present turreted Lodge dates from the 18th century.

 

Delnabo Gate

Delnabo Lodge

Delnabo Lodge

 

In 1647 George, the second Marquis of Huntly was captured here by Cromwells soldiers. He taken to Edinburgh where he subsequently stood trial and was executed over a year later.

 

Delnabo Lodge

 

During the 18th century there was a corn mill here and from 1850 to 1858 George Smith of Drumin operated the Cairngorm Distillery at Delnabo before developing the present Glenlivet Distillery at Minmore.