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Castles in their Past and Present State

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Balthayock Castle Perthshire

Balthayock Castle (Perth) Past & Present

Situated some 3 miles from Perth and standing on the side of a ravine Balthayock is a massive tower house.

Date added: 26 May 2014
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Spynie Palace (Moray) Past & Present

Spynie is regarded as one of the finest tower houses in the land. Long in a state of neglect it is now under the protection of Historic Scotland who have undertaken a extensive programme of repairs and excavations.

Date added: 15 Apr 2014
Dun Troddan

Dun Troddan (Inverness) Past & Present

In 'The Scottish Castle' published in 1960 Stewart Cruden included brochs as amongst 'The Earliest Castles'. These iron age structures deserve the appellation 'castle' and are unique to Scotland.

Date added: 19 Mar 2014
Crookstone Castle

Crookston Castle (Renfrew) Past & Present

Crookston stands high on a hill within the housing scheme of Pollok, Glasgow. It is a tower house of the late 14th century consisting of a massive oblong block flanked by 4 corner towers.

Date added: 18 Mar 2014
Plunton Castle

Plunton Castle (Kirkcudbright) Past & Present

The castle is of typical L-plan, 3 storeys and an attic in height, vaulted, gun looped and with a wheel staircase in wing. It is built of random rubble with dressed openings.

Date added: 18 Mar 2014
Fingask Castle

Fingask Castle (Perth) Past and Present

Fingask was a L-plan tower house of the late 16th century; extended in 1674 and remodelled in the 18th and 19th centuries. These additions were removed in 1925 when the castle took its present aspect.

Date added: 12 Mar 2014
Ardvreck Castle

Ardvreck Castle (Sutherland) Past & Present

Ardvreck Castle is one of the most remote castles in Scotland and forms an iconic image in a treeless landscape. It is infamous through the treachery of its owner.

Date added: 12 Mar 2014
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Stirling Castle Great Hall - Past & Present

The Great Hall at Stirling Castle was built by James IV around 1503. It served as the focal point for royal celebrations until it fell into disuse in the late 17th century.

Date added: 12 Mar 2014
Bothwell Castle Haddington

Bothwell Castle (Lothian) Past & Lost

Bothwell Castle stood in the town of Haddington and was a late 16th/early 17th century building with projecting wings forming a courtyard towards the river and a round tower facing the street.

Date added: 12 Feb 2014
Jerviston Tower

Jerviston Tower (Lanark) Past & Lost

Jerviston Tower was situated on the banks of the Clyde about one mile north of Motherwell deep in industrial Lanarkshire.

Date added: 02 Feb 2014
Elphinstone Tower

Elphinstone Tower (Gorbals) Past & Lost

Elphinstone stood in the village of Gorbals on the south side of the River Clyde. The Citizen’s Theatre now occupies the site.

Date added: 24 Jan 2014
Niddrie House

Niddrie House (Lothian) Past & Lost

Niddrie stood some 3 miles south-east from the GPO in Edinburgh. It was a ‘stately widespread structure, greatly altered and added to in the course of time’.

Date added: 24 Jan 2014
Gilkerscleuch

Gilkerscleuch (Lanark) Past & Present

Gilkerscleuch stood among the hills near to Crawfordjohn in rural Lanarkshire and was a building of some beauty.

Date added: 24 Jan 2014
Craighall

Craighall Castle (Fife) Past & Lost

Craighall Castle was situated near to the town of Cupar in Fife. It was a multi period building. The early tower house was built by Sir Thomas Hope in 1637.

Date added: 06 Jan 2014
Adrmillan

Ardmillan Castle (Ayr) Past & Lost

Ardmillan Castle was a notable landmark on a hill overlooking the Irish Sea 3 miles south of the harbour town of Girvan.

Date added: 05 Jan 2014
Monklands House

Monklands House (Lanark) Past & Lost

Monklands House lay in a glen below Monkland’s Bridge in Airdrie. This splendid Renaissance Palace was built by Sir James Clelland of Monklands and was surrounded by gardens and policy woodlands.

Date added: 23 Dec 2013
Towie

Towie Castle (Aberdeen) Past & Lost

Towie Castle stood on the banks of the River Don, near the parish church of Towie.

Date added: 23 Dec 2013
Herbertshire Castle

Herbertshire Castle (Stirling) Past & Lost

This great L-plan tower house stood on elevated ground above the River Carron at Dunipace and formed a landmark for miles around. It appears to have dated from the 16th century.

Date added: 19 Dec 2013
Ochiltree House

Ochiltree House (Ayr) Past & Lost

Ochiltree House stood in the village of that name in Ayrshire. It is not to be confused with the Ochiltree in Lothian. It was a plain building, 3 storeys high with crow stepped gables and a slate roof.

Date added: 19 Dec 2013
Stenhouse Castle

Stenhouse (Stirling) Past & Lost

Stenhouse was a most attractive tower house stood just outside the town of Stenhousemuir. Though at first sight it appears to be the one building the part to the right was built in 1836.

Date added: 12 Dec 2013
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