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Ferniehirst Castle

Region : Roxburghshire Location : Jedburgh Details : The house itself is a long main block of three storeys, having a circular tower projecting from the E. angle : two wings, both at the SW end and make the plan T-shaped. The wing projecting northwards contains the main staircase as well as three floors above …

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Fyvie Castle

Region : Aberdeenshire Location : Turriff Details : in 1214 it was the court of William the Lion. It is a Large L-plan castle with very long wings and Five towers. Each of the five families built one tower: Preston, Meldrum, Seton, Gordon and Leith. The center, or main block, is known as Seton Tower, …

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Castle of Mey

Region :Highland Location : 15 miles N of Wick Details : Originally known as the Castle of Mey, the name was later altered to Barrogill Castle. Built by the 4th Earl of Caithness it started as a typical 16th century Z-plan structure with jutting towers, corbelled turrets, and a great hall with numerous gun-loops. It …

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Castle Of Park

Region : Dumfries and Galloway Location : Glenluce Details : Thomas Hay built this tower house in 1590 after being given the lands of Park by his father, the last abbot of Glenluce. In the 1970s, after standing empty for over a century, the tower was repaired by Historic Scotland, Plans of the castle may …

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Balgonie Castle

Region :Fife Location : about a mile from the main rail station at Markinch and close to the M90 Details : a 14th century tower house of five storeys, with walls up to 2.4 metres thick Incorporating a large hall, a chapel and a vaulted basement. Built by the Sibbalds but passed at the end …

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