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Stirlingshire

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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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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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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Buchanan Castle

Region :Stirlingshire Location : west of the village of Drymen Details : Buchanan castle was built by the architect William Burn in 1852 after the Buchanan House was destroyed by fire The castle was completed in 1855. It was used as a hotel for a short time in the 1930s and used as a military …

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Airth Castle

Region :Stirlingshire Location : Kincardine Bridge on A905 Details : The Castle incorporates a 14th century keep which is now known as Wallace’s Tower. In the 15th century the Bruce family created much of the present castle although further extended in the 16th and 19th centuries.

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