T/W – Tayside to Wemyss


Taymouth Castle

Region : Perthshire Location :  Taymouth Castle is situated just north-east of the village of Kenmore Details : The present building largely dates from the 19th century, however Taymouth stands on the site of the ancient Balloch Castle which was built in 1550 for Sir Colin Campbell of Glenorchy. Towards the end of the 17th …

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Thirlestane Castle

Region : Lauder Location : Berwickshire Details : The history of Thirlestane dates back to at least the 13th century, when a large Border fort was built on the site to defend the approach to Edinburgh from the south. The central part of the present Castle was completed in 1590, remodelled in the 1670s, and …

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Tulloch Castle

Region : Ross & Cromarty Location : Dingwall Details : probably built around 1166, but all that remains of the original structure are the southwest corner and its tower. It was first called Tulloch in 1507 : Four chief families have been especially active in the town of Dingwall and country life. They are the …

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Venlaw Castle

Region : Peeblesshire Location : Peebles Details : The original house was built in 1782 and enlarged in 1854. An excellent example of Scottish Baronial style. It is set in 4 acres of quiet, wooded gardens. It was constructed on the site of the old Smithfield House (a 14th century castle built by The Hay …

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Wemyss Castle

Region : Fife Location :  Wemyss Details : It is thought that a castle may have been built here by the MacDuffs of Fife in the 11th century. Edward I visited here in 1304, staying with MacDuff’s descendant, Michael Wemyss. However Edward later ordered the castle to be destroyed. The present castle therefore was built …

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