E – Earlshall to Ethie


Earlshall Castle

Region : Fife Location : Leuchars Details : Slightly different from the standard L-plan tower house possessing an oval tower on one of the external angles, a stair tower in the re-entrant angle and wall and range form a courtyard with the main block. Construction of the castle began in 1546 by Sir William Bruce …

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Edinburgh Castle

Region : Midlothian Location : Edinburgh Details : see scotland calling / geo.ed.ac.uk / ttourist-information Paranormal Phenomena : Edinburgh Castle has more than one ghost. The most famous is one of the piper, the pipes of whom are said to be heard emanating from the walls of the building. The piper is said to be …

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Eilean Donan Castle

Region : Invernessshire Location : Dornie Details : Apart from some fragments of early defences beside the castle walls, the precise line of an earlier fort is buried. The present castle was constructed in 1220 by Alexander II, it subsequently became a stronghold of the Mackenzies of Kintail (later the Earls of Seaforth) who installed …

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Elcho Castle

Region : Perth Location : Elcho Details : nothing remains of an earlier castle and the present building dates back to about 1570. the main structure is of a massive tower house plus an outer courtyard and ranges of buildings to the south ; unfortunately only fragmentary remains of which survive. In 1830 the Eighth …

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Ethie Castle

Region : Angus Location : Inverkeilor Details : dates from around 1300 when a sandstone keep was built by the Abbot and Monks of Arbroath Abbey. In about 1530, the castle was remodelled around a courtyard. Paranormal Phenomena : The appariton of an old man is alleged to have been seen mainly on a narrow …

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