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lochwood

Castle Warfare Part V: The English capture of Lochwood Tower 1547

Another castle which played a part in the 1547 'War of Rough Wooing', Lochwood Tower near Moffat was garrisoned by the English for three years. Read the tale of its capture here...

Date added: 24 Apr 2017
koenigsbourg

Castles of France - Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, Alsace

In the latest in our French Castles series we visit the formidable Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg which first came to notice in 1147.

Date added: 21 Mar 2017
hallhouse

Whatever happened to the Scottish Hall House?

Often lost in the fabric of more recent additions, the origins of the Scottish Hall House can be hard to detect - and why did they go out of use?

Date added: 05 Mar 2017
king james i of scotland

The hunt for King James I's lost royal tomb begins

The Scottish Castles Association president Professor Richard Oram is heading up a new exciting project to discover and recreate King James the First's final resting place in Perth.

Date added: 22 Feb 2017
cesar

Castles of France - Château Provins le-de-France - La Tour César*

In the start of an occasional series, we explore the evolution of castles, featuring a 'donjon' or great tower in Provins, France.

Date added: 16 Feb 2017
achallader

Achallader Castle - Argyll's forgotten tower?

Achallader may have been a small tower - and now is not much more than a store for farm machinery - but, nevertheless, it was a tower with an important tale to tell.

Date added: 31 Jan 2017
netherbow

Castle Warfare Part IV: The English attack on Edinburgh 1544

Following the orders of an enraged King Henry VIII, Edward Seymour, the Earl of Hertford, set forth to attack Edinburgh. Read an account of his valiant efforts here...

Date added: 23 Jan 2017
slains

Scots pensioner launches campaign to save Slains Castle

Yet another campaign to restore Slains Castle takes shape, thanks to the intervention of 82-year-old Joe Allan. Will this attempt be successful?

Date added: 16 Jan 2017
ury

Ury House undergoing restoration as part of a £80million development

Progress on the restoration of magnificent Ury House is well underway, but what of other similar sites' fate?

Date added: 10 Jan 2017
rhymer

The Mystery of Rhymer's Tower

Fairy Queens and ballads - and a battle over ownership. It's the legend of Rhymer's Tower of course...

Date added: 20 Dec 2016
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