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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 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

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

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 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

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

Castle Warfare Part III: Death at Innerwick - Life at Thornton 1547*

When the Duke of Somerset, Edward Seymour, sent his army towards Edinburgh. Thornton Castle and Innerwick Castle were in his firing line...

Date added: 02 Dec 2016
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Award of the Scottish Castles Association Charles McKean Memorial Prize for Architecture 2016

UPDATE: View the winning entry for this prestigious prize which is awarded to the best architecture student design for the reoccupation and extension of a ruinous tower house or castle.

Date added: 26 Nov 2016

Scotland's Island Castles

Found in some of Scotland's most stunning vistas, here's a selection of those harder-to-reach but well-worth-the-effort-to-visit castles...

Date added: 29 Oct 2016
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Castle Varrich in the money!

Thanks to a generous £200,000 gift from a new landowner, and with support from Historic Scotland, Castle Varrich is set to have a more secure future.

Date added: 09 Oct 2016
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