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Created 31 May 2012



Bothwell Castle, Uddingston/Bothwell, Glasgow.

Bothwell is Scotland’s largest and finest 13th century castle. Part of the original circular keep survives. ( Historic Scotland )

TrevorD
Friday 3rd of May 2013 03:09:52 PM
Crookston Castle, Glasgow. 12 cent rebuilt 1400s.

Crookston Castle sits atop a natural hill, emphasised by the early ring-ditch, which can still be seen. To the north is a steep drop to the Levern Water. The castle has a rectangular main block, which was strengthened by a tower at each corner. This formed an irregular 'X-plan' shape, an unusual layout also seen at Hermitage Castle.[7] Only the north-east corner tower survives to its former height, as well as the basement of the south-east tower. ( Wikipedia)

TrevorD
Friday 3rd of May 2013 03:03:31 PM
The glen

Alan
Sunday 8th of July 2012 06:16:03 PM
Dollar Glen is an incredible walk. It is the tree lined cleft at the top of the picture

Alan
Sunday 8th of July 2012 06:10:34 PM
Not quite from the air, but pretty high up!

Castle Gloom aka Castle Campbell

Alan
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 04:55:32 PM
You can see Castle Gloom in this image http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/spw040331, sitting above the Burn of Sorrow!

Brian Wilkinson
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 04:55:32 PM
Braemar Castle is just visible at the top of this shot.

Brian Wilkinson
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 09:09:55 PM
Braemar Castle as it currently looks

Alan
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 11:33:24 AM
And if you get the opportunity you should go and see the new exhibition by Aboyne Academy which has just opened at Braemar Castle: http://www.deesidepiper.co.uk/news/local-headlines/castle-is-home-to-new-exhibition-1-2374309

Brian Wilkinson
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 09:09:55 PM
Bothwell Castle is a large medieval castle sited on a high, steep bank, above a bend in the River Clyde, it is Scotland’s largest and finest 13th century castle. Part of the original circular keep survives. The 13th-century donjon – without parallel in Scotland. The 13th-century prison tower – a good example of the grimness of medieval prison life. The 14th-century great hall and chapel – impressive survivals from the period of the Black Douglases.

http://scotlandvisiting.yolasite.com/castles.php

TrevorD
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 05:23:12 PM
Craignethan Castle. Built 1532. Just south of Crossford in the Clyde Valley. In very good condition with plenty to explore.

http://scotlandvisiting.yolasite.com/castles.php

TrevorD
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 05:12:46 PM
Scone Palace. Oblique aerial photograph taken facing north-west, 1952

heavenstobetsie
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 12:48:03 PM
This castle is famous for 'The Roasting of the Commendator of Crossraguel'!

http://www.maybole.org/history/books/placesofinterest/dunurecastle.htm

http://www.maybole.org/history/books/legends/roastingofthecommendator.htm

Alan McFarlane
Monday 25th of June 2012 11:32:06 PM
An interesting item at Dunure is the Doocot, or Dovecot that stands beside the castle, this would have provided fresh meat for the family.

TrevorD
Monday 25th of June 2012 11:32:06 PM
I am very lucky to have four castles very close to where I live, Bothwell, Cadzow, Craignethan and Strathaven. The photo attached to this comment is of Strathaven. The first castle on this site was built in 13th cent, todays ruins are from the castle built in the 16th cent.

TrevorD
Monday 25th of June 2012 11:27:16 PM
The impressive ruins and setting of Tantallon castle.

Brian Wilkinson
Friday 22nd of June 2012 12:52:52 PM
Dunbar Castle, guarding the harbour.

Brian Wilkinson
Friday 22nd of June 2012 12:49:53 PM
Impressive ramparts!

Tommy Brown
Thursday 14th of June 2012 09:26:16 AM
Not in Scotland... But does have lots of Scottish connections, including being built by the Balliol family, and besieged by the supporters of Mary Queen of Scots.

Alan McFarlane
Thursday 14th of June 2012 09:26:16 AM
The very picturesque castle on the Ayrshire coast.

Alan McFarlane
Thursday 14th of June 2012 09:21:14 AM
Kindrochit Castle.

Brian Wilkinson
Monday 11th of June 2012 02:11:23 PM
A striking image of Stirling Castle.

Brian Wilkinson
Monday 11th of June 2012 02:06:09 PM
This is why it's called Auld Reekie...hazy skies over Edinburgh's most prominent landmark.

Tommy Brown
Thursday 31st of May 2012 12:41:15 PM