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kilmaurs place

Kilmaurs Place, East Ayrshire

We all like a place to call home and this 17th-century mansion is still a fine example of one.

Date added: 17 Dec 2015
ardrossan

Ardrossan Castle, Ayrshire

Dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries Ardrossan Castle occupies a prominent position high on a rock overlooking the Firth of Clyde.

Date added: 10 Dec 2015
bedrule

The tale of Bedrule Castle, Roxburghshire

Once visited by the King of England and the scene of some brutal killings, Bedrule Castle's tumultuous days are in the dim and distant past but we can imagine how this impressive stronghold may have once looked.

Date added: 26 Nov 2015
skelmorlie

"A fair, well-built house" a.k.a Skelmorlie Castle in Ayr

In 1600 Skelmorlie was noted as 'a fair well-built house' with its old fashioned gardens, terrace and shrubbery not to be surpassed in picturesque scenery by any prospect in Britain.

Date added: 12 Nov 2015
place

The Place of Kilbirnie

Once the most desirable property in a part of Ayrshire and at the forefront of 17th-century design, The Place of Kilbirnie is now sadly neglected and forgotten. We shine the spotlight on it once more...

Date added: 05 Nov 2015
craigie

Craigie Castle's Hidden Secret

Little-known Craigie Castle near Symington, dating from the 12th century, once had a magnificent groin-vaulted hall to boast about. Now, sadly, only tiny glimpses of its former glory can be seen.

Date added: 05 Nov 2015
tibbers

The history of Tibbers Castle may have to be rewritten

Research carried out by the Castle Studies Trust has changed our view of Tibbers Castle forever.

Date added: 26 Oct 2015
mingary

A future for Mingary and Tioram Castles?

Could the restoration of Mingary Castle prompt a fresh look at its sister castle Tioram's future?

Date added: 26 Oct 2015
dalquharran

A Tale of Two Castles - Dalquharran (old and new)

Standing just 500 yards apart are two magnificent buildings. The original Dalquharran Castle whose construction began in the 15th century and its younger neighbour, also called Dalquharran Castle, built some 300 years later.

Date added: 24 Sep 2015
citadel

The triumph of the thistle

Or ... a tale of a few citadels ...

Date added: 17 Sep 2015
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