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Cowdenknowes - a house with a history

Cowdenknowes is a mansion of many parts – and with many stories to tell.

Date added: 29 Nov 2019

Marqab – The greatest tower in the Holy Land

One of the greatest surviving round towers of the middle ages still stands today – not in Scotland, but in Syria. But for how long?

Date added: 05 Nov 2019
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Castle Cluggy – an update

Almost hidden by trees and little-known, Castle Cluggy's secrets are about to be revealed...

Date added: 29 Oct 2019

Claypotts Castle – an insider's view

A rare chance to see inside Dundee's Claypotts Castle proved an invitation too good to turn down.

Date added: 28 Oct 2019
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Castle Roy and the Battle of Cromdale 1690

Castle Roy was in the powerful Clan Comyn's territory and witnessed the massacre of some 400 Jacobites at the Battle of Cromdale in 1690.

Date added: 02 Oct 2019

Drochil Castle - A Regent's Folly

Built as a 'noble recess' for himself, James Douglas, the Earl of Morton, was only able to enjoy Drochil Castle for just a few short years.

Date added: 04 Aug 2019

Castles of France - Montségur

Seemingly unassailable in its eagle's nest location, Montségur did eventually succumb to a siege by the Crusaders in 1244.

Date added: 13 Jul 2019

A Castle, a Battle and a tale of the Second Sight

Ormaclett is a castle with a twist in its tale... and a very short life!

Date added: 30 Jun 2019
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The Bishop's Palace, Glasgow

Glasgow's Bishop's Palace was not only the residence for the Archbishop but offered him vital protection having come under attack no fewer than six times in the 16th century.

Date added: 18 Jun 2019

Cambuskenneth - a Bell Tower which became a Tower House

When Cambuskenneth Abbey was 'ruined and cast down' in 1559 its Bell Tower, thanks to its suitability for conversion to a home, was saved.

Date added: 26 Feb 2019
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