The Forbes clan can look back on an impressive family history, as it can be traced back to the 12th century to the John Forbes who already owned his lands in Aberdeenshire. The current Forbes Castle was built in 1815 by the 17th Lord Forbes near the River Don and has an excellent view of the associated properties. Today his descendant Malcolm, the current Lord Forbes, resides there with his wife Jinny. In addition to the opportunity for vacationers to spend a few days in this illustrious environment, Forbes have even more to offer: their own perfume factory. This was created in 1996 out of Jinny's love for fragrances and was realized together with a friend of the house, the perfumer Andrew French in the former dairy of the castle.