R – Rait to Roxburgh


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Ravenscraig Castle

Region: The Kingdom Of Fife Location: Ravenscraig, Kirkcaldy Details: Ravenscraig Castle is a ruined castle located in Kirkcaldy, dating from around 1460. The castle is an early example of artillery defence in Scotland. Now managed by Historic Scotland, and protected by Scheduled Ancient Monument this has been recognised as a category A listed building.

Rait Castle

Region : Nairnshire Location : Nairn Details : Probably built around 1240 when the Thanedom of Rait was held by Clan MacIntosh. It has changed hands several times: de Raits, Campbells, Comyns, MacIntoshes, and Campbells again. The last record of the castle was in 1590, when the 12th Thane of Cawdor held the property. It …

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Rock Hall

Region : Dumfriesshire Location : 6 miles east of Dumfries Details : This tower house, now a hotel, is an altered 17th tower-house built by Sir William Grierson.

Roxburgh Castle

Region : Roxburghshire Location : Near Kelso Details : Roxburgh Castle is a large 12th century courtyard fortress and was the strongest castle in the marches. Occupied by both the Scottish and the English through the centuries, it was demolished and repaired many times. Of this impressive Scottish royal castle, only fragments of the gatehouse, curtain …

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