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C – Carbisdale to Castle of Park


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Culcreuch Castle

Region : Stirlingshire Location : Culcreuch Estate, Fintry Details : originally a property of the Galbraiths of Culcreuch, but sold to the Setons in 1630, then to the Napiers two years later. In 1796 it was acquired by Alexander Speirs, who built a large and profitable cotton mill on his estate, but had passed from …

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Culzean Castle

Region : Strathclyde Location : 8 mile’s N of Girvan Details : Overlooking the Firth of Clyde, Culzean was originally a rambling fortified L-shaped tower house. It had been built by the Kennedy family in the late 1500’s, but it was Sir Thomas Kennedy in 1762 who embarked on repairs and renovations to make it …

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Carbisdale Castle

Location : Sutherland Details : (YHA) The Castle was built between 1906 and 1917 for the Dowager Duchess of Sutherland. In 1933, the castle was bought by Colonel Theodore Salvesen, the wealthy Scottish businessman of Norwegian extraction and head of the Christian Salvesen shipping and whaling company of Leith. After Salvesen’s death his son inherited …

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Carleton Castle

Region : Strathclyde Location : 6 miles SW or Girvan Off the A77 Details : One in a link of Kennedy coastal watchtowers now a ruin. Paranormal Phenomena : Phantom screams are alleged to occasionally issue from the ruined Castle. In folklore they are said to derive from the time when the local laird (an …

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Castle Cary

Region : Stirlingshire Location : Castlecary village off the A80. Details : Built in 1478, the castle is in two halves : an old tower which is a classic Scottish tower house, and a new (1679) extension that was built after the original wing fell down some years before. Paranormal Phenomena : General William Baillie …

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Castle Fraser

Region : Aberdeenshire Location : 3 miles S of Kenmay. 16 miles W of Aberdeen on the A944-B977 Details : Crow-stepped gables and turrets adorn grand Baronial tower house, built 1575. Originally a rectangular tower castle in the 15th century it was converted to a z-plan tower (by adding round 4-storied towers on opposite corners) …

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Castle Grant

Region : Nairnshire Location : Stands a mile north of Grantown on Spey. Details : Castle Grant was originally called “Freuchie”, which means “Heathery Place”, and the Chiefs of Grant were styled “of Freuchie”. The original building, a Z-shaped tower house, is typical of many that exist in Scotland and is dateable to the 15th …

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Castle Guthrie

Region : Angus Location : Forfar Details : The Castle, as built originally by Sir David Guthrie in 1468, consisted only of the square tower, the current site of the castle’s library, Guthrie suite, ancient bedroom, and snooker room. It is believed that the house was built close by around 1760. In 1848, John Guthrie, …

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Castle Levan

Region : Renfrewshire Location : Stirling Drive, Gourock. Details : The Castle has its origins in the late 14th century but was subject to an exhaustive restoration project through the 1980s. It still possesses the hallmarks of a 14th century castle, including turnpike staircases, parapet walkways, turret, crow step gable and gun loops. For further …

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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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