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Inverary castle

Inveraray Castle (Scottish Gaelic Caisteal Inbhir Aora, pronounced [ˈkʰaʃtʲəl̪ˠ iɲɪɾʲˈɯːɾə]) is a country house near Inveraray in the county of Argyll, in western Scotland, on the shore of Loch Fyne, Scotland’s longest sea loch.[1] It is one of the earliest examples of Gothic Revival architecture.

It has been the seat of the Dukes of Argyll, chiefs of Clan Campbell, since the 18th century.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inveraray_Castle

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The National William Wallace Monument, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle Stirling Castle, located i…

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle, located in Stirling, is one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland, both historically and architecturally. The castle sits atop Castle Hill, an intrusive crag, which forms part of the Stirling Sill geological formation. It is surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, giving it a strong defensive position. Its strategic location, guarding what was, until the 1890s, the farthest downstream crossing of the River Forth, has made it an important fortification in the region from the earliest times.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stirling_Castle

Skibo Castle Skibo Castle (Scottish Gaelic: …

Skibo Castle
Skibo Castle (Scottish Gaelic: Caisteal Sgìobail) is located to the west of Dornoch in the Highland county of Sutherland, Scotland overlooking the Dornoch Firth. Although largely of the 19th century, and early 20th century, when it was the home of industrialist Andrew Carnegie, its origins go back much earlier.It is now operated as The Carnegie Club, a members-only residential club, offering members and their guests accommodation in both the castle and estate lodges, a private links golf course and a range of activities including clay pigeon shooting, tennis and horse riding.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skibo_Castle

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 Caerlaverock castle Scotland

Caerlaverock Castle

Caerlaverock Castle is a moated triangular castle first built in the 13th century. It is located on the southern coast of Scotland, 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) south of Dumfries, on the edge of the Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve. Caerlaverock was a stronghold of the Maxwell family from the 13th century until the 17th century when the castle was abandoned. It was besieged by the English during the Wars of Scottish Independence, and underwent several partial demolitions and reconstructions over the 14th and 15th centuries. In the 17th century, the Maxwells were created Earls of Nithsdale, and built a new lodging within the walls, described as among “the most ambitious early classical domestic architecture in Scotland”.[1] In 1640 the castle was besieged for the last time and was subsequently abandoned. Although demolished and rebuilt several times, the castle retains the distinctive triangular plan first laid out in the 13th century. Caerlaverock Castle was built to control trade in early times.[2]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caerlaverock_Castle

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 Caerlaverock castle Scotland

Caerlaverock Castle

Caerlaverock Castle is a moated triangular castle first built in the 13th century. It is located on the southern coast of Scotland, 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) south of Dumfries, on the edge of the Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve. Caerlaverock was a stronghold of the Maxwell family from the 13th century until the 17th century when the castle was abandoned. It was besieged by the English during the Wars of Scottish Independence, and underwent several partial demolitions and reconstructions over the 14th and 15th centuries. In the 17th century, the Maxwells were created Earls of Nithsdale, and built a new lodging within the walls, described as among “the most ambitious early classical domestic architecture in Scotland”.[1] In 1640 the castle was besieged for the last time and was subsequently abandoned. Although demolished and rebuilt several times, the castle retains the distinctive triangular plan first laid out in the 13th century. Caerlaverock Castle was built to control trade in early times.[2]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caerlaverock_Castle

castlesandmedievals: Caerlaverock castle Scotl…

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 Caerlaverock castle Scotland

Caerlaverock Castle

Caerlaverock Castle is a moated triangular castle first built in the 13th century. It is located on the southern coast of Scotland, 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) south of Dumfries, on the edge of the Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve. Caerlaverock was a stronghold of the Maxwell family from the 13th century until the 17th century when the castle was abandoned. It was besieged by the English during the Wars of Scottish Independence, and underwent several partial demolitions and reconstructions over the 14th and 15th centuries. In the 17th century, the Maxwells were created Earls of Nithsdale, and built a new lodging within the walls, described as among “the most ambitious early classical domestic architecture in Scotland”.[1] In 1640 the castle was besieged for the last time and was subsequently abandoned. Although demolished and rebuilt several times, the castle retains the distinctive triangular plan first laid out in the 13th century. Caerlaverock Castle was built to control trade in early times.[2]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caerlaverock_Castle

Cluny Castle

Cluny Castle is located in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The castle was built in 1604 in a Z-plan design, which has a rectangular tower and smaller towers attached at opposite corners. It was Sir Thomas Gordon’s son, John Gordon who built the castle to replace an earlier house. By 1636, debt and reconstruction caused a financial burden and creditors mostly held the property until 1680, when it became the property of Robert Gordon. Cluny Castle passed between various branches of the Gordon family for close to 400 years. The castle served as a shelter against the Jacobite rebels in the 18thcentury. Colonel Gordon further extended the castle with several additions around 1820. This work took several years as the old castle was covered in granite to blend in with the new extensions. The estate went into a trust since Colonel Gordon had no heirs. Two wings of the castle and the adjoining chapel were destroyed by fire in 1926, but were restored. After the death of the colonel’s wife, the estate was passed to his cousin, Charles Arthur Linzee, who adopted the name Linzee Gordon to comply with the codicil on Colonel Gordon’s will. As of 2016, the castle has been privately owned by the Baron of Cluny, Cosmo Linzee Gordon, who did extensive renovations to the castle. Cluny Castle has circular towers, arched windows, and crenellated parapets all nestled in acres of parkland down a tree-lined drive. Cluny Castle is not open to the public, but it is available for corporate events and weddings in the chapel. #Castles #ClunyCastle #Scotland #Aberdeenshire #WeddingVenue #CastleWeddings

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