D – Dean to Duntulm


Dean Castle

Region : Ayrshire Location : Kilmarnock Details : In 1350 work began on the keep, a solid defensive building, in the 1460’s the palace was built. Paranormal Phenomena : A few years prior to the 1745′ uprising William Boyd was ‘treated’ to the grisly sight of a head rolling along the floor which had appeared …

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Delgatie Castle

Region : Aberdeenshire Location : Turriff Details : main tower dates from about 1100, while its final extension with the battlement walk above the string course was completed in 1579. Both wings were added in 1743 with the chapel and dovecote on the west and the kitchen and servants’ quarters on the east. Paranormal Phenomena …

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Doune Castle

Region : Stirlingshire Location : In Doune, 10m NW of Stirling – see also castleuk.net website Details : built in the late 14thC by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany. King James confiscated the castle which became a Royal hunting lodge. In 1528 it was given back to the descendant of Albany and from him to …

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Drumlanrig Castle

Region : Dumfries & Galloway Location : 3 miles NW of Thornhill Details : Built on the site of a 14th century castle the present castle was perhaps built between 1679 and 1691 probably by James Smith. The house is built around a courtyard, with a circular tower in each corner. see further details Paranormal …

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Duart Castle

Region : Argyll Location : Lochdon Isle of Mull Details : Constructed with a 13th century curtain wall around a courtyard, The keep is 14th century and was built outside the wall to protect the well. There are ranges on two sides that were built in the 16th century – abandoned in 1745 the roof …

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Dunnottar Castle

Region : Kincardineshire Location : two miles S of Stonehaven 15 miles from Aberdeen Details : see the impressive castles.org site Paranormal Phenomena : Said to be haunted by a legacy of restless spirits from an event in 1685 when over 160 men, women & children were kept in the dark dungeon, fed on a …

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Dunollie Castle

Region : Argyll Location : Outskirts of Oban Details : see rampant scotlandcastleuk.net Paranormal Phenomena : At Oban is the thirteenth century ruined castle of Dunollie, once the family home of the Lord of Lorn who, centuries past owned a third of Scotland. Few visitors are allowed to view the area but in July 1971 …

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Dunrobin Castle

Region : Sutherland Location : Golspie Details : Created in about 1235, In 1845, Sir Charles Barry was employed to re-model the early Castle into a massive baronial residence inspired by Queen Victoria’s new house at Balmoral. However, much of Barry’s interior was destroyed by fire in 1915 and the leading Scottish architect of the …

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Duns Castle

Region : Berwickshire Location :  Duns Details : Built around a 14th century Pele tower given by King Robert the Bruce to the Earl of Moray, it was bought for William Hay of Drummelzier by his father the Earl of Tweedale in 1696. The Hay family have lived there in unbroken succession ever since. Considerably …

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Dunstaffnage Castle

Region : Argyll. Location : 5 miles north of Oban Details : According to legend there has been a fort on this promontory since the first century BC. As a Dalriada stronghold the Stone of Destiny was held there at one stage. The present castle dates from the 13th century. Early in the 15th century …

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