B – Balcomie to Borthwick


Balnagown Castle

Region : Highland Location : 5 miles S of Tain Details : The core of the castle is a tower house built for the Rosses in the 14th century and greatly altered and extended in subsequent centuries. The original Ross line died out in 1711 and the castle and estate passed to an unrelated Ross …

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Barnbougle Castle

Region :West Lothian Location :South shore of the Firth of Forth, between Cramond and South Queensferry. It lies within the Dalmeny Estate, and is the property of the Earl of Rosebery. Details : Barnbougle a thirteenth century tower house, was possibly constructed for the Norman, Philip Mowbray. By 1615 it was in Hamilton of Haddington …

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Bedlay Castle

Region : Strathclyde Location : 7 miles NE of Glasgow Details : A twelfth-century castle near the northern end of the M73 , Once the palace of the bishops of Glasgow.

Blackness Castle

Region : Lothian Location : Banks Of The Forth Details : Situated on the Firth of Forth, it was built in the 15th century by the Crichtons but annexed by James II and became a royal residence. It played its part as a prison housing some high ranking individuals. The castle became a formidable stronghold …

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Borthwick Castle

Region : Lothian Location : 12 miles SE of Edinburgh Details : Built in 1430, it is a massive U-plan keep standing inside a walled courtyard with round corner towers – only one of which remains. it was once the refuge of Mary Queen of Scots and the Earl of Bothwell and later in 1650, …

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