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B – Braemar to Buckholm Tower


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Braemar Castle

Region : Grampian Location :  near the village of Braemar in Aberdeenshire, Details : A fortress built in 1628 by the Earl of Mar on the site of an even older habitation. It was a major centre of Jacobite resistance, and was usurped used as a seat of Hanoverian authority after the Jacobite Rising of …

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Brodick Castle

Region : Isle of Arran Location : outside the port of Brodick Details : The site has been occupied by a stronghold since the fifth century, in the kingdom of Dalriada. In 1503 the castle and the Earldom of Arran were granted by James IV to his cousin, Lord Hamilton. That early fortification was demolished in …

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Brodie Castle

Region :Moray Location : Inverness Details : Probably started in construction around 1560 by Alexander Brodie of Brodie as a Z plan Tower House. 1645, the house was partially burnt and razed by the Royalist army. in 1730 remodeling was conducted. Due to the rising costs of upkeep, the castle was handed over to the …

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Buchanan Castle

Region :Stirlingshire Location : west of the village of Drymen Details : Buchanan castle was built by the architect William Burn in 1852 after the Buchanan House was destroyed by fire The castle was completed in 1855. It was used as a hotel for a short time in the 1930s and used as a military …

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Buckholm Tower

Region : Borders Location : 1 mile NW of Galashiels   Details : A twelfth-century castle near the northern end of the M73 , Once the palace of the bishops of Glasgow.

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