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  Encyclopedia: Castles in Scotland
Castles in Scotland is a link page for any castle in Scotland.
Note that there are an estimated 3,000 castles in Scotland, ranging in size from royal households and large military outposts with hundreds of rooms to simple fortified farmhouses.
Scotland, or in Gaelic, Alba, consists of a formerly independent kingdom located in the northern one third of the island of Great Britain.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Castles-in-Scotland   (342 words)

  
 Scottish Castles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This beautiful castle, completed in 1626 by the prosperous Laird William Forbes is one of the five Castles of Mar. Until it was presented to the National Trust for Scotland in 1963 it was occupied by direct descendants of William Forbes.
The castle was captured in 1313 by the Scottish army led by the Earl of Moray, the nephew of Robert Bruce.
The castle occupies a coastal promontory and is protected on the north and east by the cliffs and sea.
freespace.virgin.net /davie.wilson/Castles/castt.htm   (2823 words)

  
 Learn more about Scotland in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Scotland, or in Gaelic, Alba, is a former kingdom located on the northern one third of the island of Great Britain.
Scotland is the northern part of Great Britain, bordering to the south on England.
The Church of Scotland (often referred to as The Kirk) is the national church.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /s/sc/scotland.html   (2465 words)

  
 Castles
The Buchanan castle was built by the 4th duke of Montrose after the Buchanan House was destroyed by fire in 1852.
Opposite the castle is the sculptured impression of a human foot in a stone.
The Castle Esplanade is the venue of the world-famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the annual occasion on which, over a period of three weeks in August, the Army presents a lively programme of music, marching and historical re-enactments under floodlights before large and appreciative audiences.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Valley/8104/Castles.html   (2019 words)

  
 Norman Castles in Scotland
Castles were the best means of defence for the Normans and sometimes they built close to river crossings, bridges, roads or natural harbours so that they could hold these safe for the king and charge a toll or fee.
Castles began to be built with round walls as the corners were found to be the weakest point of the construction.
Castles were essential for kings, earls and barons from the eleventh century till about the seventeenth when gunpowder reduced their might and the mighty began to build mansions which would have comfort more in mind than protection.
netmedia.co.uk /history/week-16   (987 words)

  
 Castles in Scotland - Scottish Castles and Palaces,
Ballindalloch Castle is the family home of the Macpherson-Grants, and one of the few privately owned Scottish Castles to be lived in continuously by its original family.
Crathes Castle is one of the most beautiful and best preserved 16th century castles in Scotland and was the home of the Burnett family for over 350 years.
Scotland was united in 833 AD at Scone by Kenneth MacAplin, who placed the stone of Scone on Moot Hill where Scotland's Kings (including Macbeth and Robert the Bruce) were crowned until Edward I moved the Coronation Stone to Westminster in 1296.
www.scottishtours.com /TxCastles.htm   (1191 words)

  
 Castle Learning Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
By providing these castle research pages, we hope to encourage students, writers, and enthusiasts of all ages to explore castles and to stimulate their creativity.
Often the gatehouse of the castle was the focal point of refuge and attack.
The castle hall was the all-purpose structure in the castle.
www.castles-of-britain.com /castle6.htm   (654 words)

  
 Scotland, pictures of castles we visited
Caerlaverock is a castle in the south of Scotland, in Dumfries.
Part of the castle was dismantled in the beginning of the 18th century to prevent the Jacobites to use it as a stronghold against the English.
The castle of Mey is the most northern castle on the mainland of Scotland and was called Barrogill Castle for a long time before it got its original name back in 1952 when Elizabeth I, the queen-mother (who died in 2004) bought the castle.
www.teije.nl /schotland/sch_kastelen_en.htm   (5738 words)

  
 Castles of Scotland VHS Scottish Television Acorn Media
One of the country's greatest treasures, Scotland's castles are a stirring reminder of her past.
Fyvie Castle has its roots in the 13th century when it was a hunting lodge, but its five round towers were each built in a different century by one of the families who lived there.
Sitting on top of a crag in Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh Castle houses several of the country's greatest national treasures, including the Stone of Destiny, where the ancient Kings of Scots were traditionally crowned, and the Scottish National War Memorial.
www.travelvideostore.com /product_info.php?ref=115009&products_id=3844&affiliate_banner_id=1   (549 words)

  
 Castles in Scotland
Scotland is well known for our long history and part of this is the many Scottish Castles that can be found throughout our wonderful country.
Blair Castle - Traditional home of the Dukes of Atholl, "When the Atholl family first made their home in the Strath of Garry, more than seven centuries ago, it was a wild and dangerous place.
While they encamped by the castle, waiting vainly for reinforcements to arrive, three Royal Navy warships sailed into the loch and destroyed Eilean Donan by means of a naval bombardment and the exploding of powder kegs set within the castle.
thecapitalscot.com /scotvariety/generalcastles.html   (837 words)

  
 Castles in Scotland and Scottish Historic Houses
The oldest continually inhabited house or castle in Scotland, Traquair is also one of the most romantic.
This is a history of this strife torn castle, one of Scotland's largest and most important.
The castle is on an island in the middle of the River Dee; even getting to it is an exciting and romantic experience.
www.aboutscotland.com /castles/castles.html   (352 words)

  
 Travels in Scotland : Castles and Towers : Newark Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The castle passed to the Anstruthers, then to the Bairds of Elie, in 1682.
The castle is referred to as Newark of St. Monans in 1545, when lands belonging to the Prior of Pittenweem were transferred to Sir James Sandilands of Cruivie.
In 1649, the castle was sold to David Leslie, who added another storey and the Baroque style gables, although onlyy a fragment remains of these decorations.
www.phouka.com /travel/castles/newark/newark.html   (279 words)

  
 Scottish Castles and Palaces, Castles in Scotland
Ballindalloch Castle is the much loved family home of the Macpherson-Grants, and one of the few privately owned Scottish Castles to be lived in continuously by its original family.
Scotland's Kings (including Macbeth and Robert the Bruce) were crowned at Scone until Edward I moved the Coronation Stone to Westminster in 1296.
Stirling Castle was a childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots and its defenses such that even Sir William Wallace and Robert The Bruce did not oust its English occupiers by force.
www.scottishtours.com /Castles.htm   (1127 words)

  
 Travels in Scotland : Castles and Towers : Dunnottar Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
An early castle on this rocky outcropping was captured by Wallace from the English in 1296, one story relating that he burned 4000 Englishmen during the siege.
Edward III took the castle in 1330s although it was quickly recaptured by Moray.
The castle was held for William and Mary in 1689, but the Earl Marischal threw in with the Stewarts during the first Rising in 1715 and it was forfeited.
www.phouka.com /travel/castles/dunnottar/dunnottar.html   (393 words)

  
 Scottish Castle Hotel Hotels
Castle Levan, overlooking the River Clyde, started life as a 14th century tower, and is now available to stay in.
Set in 1,600 acres of wooded parkland, this is as romantic a castle as the bonnie banks themselves, and the perfect base for touring the Trossachs and Highlands, where the legends of Braveheart and Rob Roy took root.
Stobo Castle Health Spa understands that your health is your most precious possession, and the staff are totally committed to providing an environment in which you can find all the elements of a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.
www.celticcastles.com /find_scottish.asp   (1173 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Castles & Ancient Monuments of Scotland: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Castles and Ancient Monuments of Scotland is a companion volume to the highly successful Castles and Ancient Monuments of England, published in 1999, and will quickly establish itself as an indispensable work of reference for anyone, resident or tourist, who wishes to explore the rich and varied history of Scotland.
Some may be disappointed, because certain castles are covered in two full pages, while others are listed with only their address, opening times, and a one-line description.
This is very useful as a general introduction to the castles in Scotland.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1566491886?v=glance   (1011 words)

  
 Scottish Castles
Scottish Castles of Perthshire: Blair Castle, Castle Menzies, Huntingtower, Edinample, Methven and Drummond Castles.
Scotland's leading conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotland's natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy.
Scotland's fairy tale castle, Thirlestane Castle in the Scottish Borders is the home of the Earls of Lauder and the Borders Country Life Museum.
www.scotsmart.com /c/castles.html   (503 words)

  
 Castles on the Web: Castle Tours : Scotland
Ballindalloch is one of the most beautiful and romantic castles in Scotland.
Castle Levan is a romantic 14th century tower-house commanding magnificent views over the Firth of Clyde towards the lochs and mountains of the Highlands of Scotland.
These pages are dedicated to The "Castles of Scotland" All photographs contained within the site are taken by the webmaster and each castle within the site itself has an indepth description of its history and useage.
www.castlesontheweb.com /search/Castle_Tours/Scotland   (290 words)

  
 Castles from Rampant Scotland Directory
The aim is to improve public awareness of Scotland's castles as a valuable inheritance and encourage the responsible ownership, conservation and restoration of ruined structures at risk.
One of the the other aims of the association is to create a permanent record of Scotland's castles and their individual histories.
There is documentary evidence on the castle from the thirteenth century to the 1920s, archaeological features, detailed description of the castle's architecture and the castle's early history to the present day including a chronology of events.
www.rampantscotland.com /castles.htm   (1875 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Scotland's Castles (Historic Scotland S.): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A study of the castles of Scotland from the 12th century, and the dramatic part that they and their inhabitants have played in Scottish history.
A superb, readable introduction to Scotland's castles and tower houses by a real expert in his field, with particular emphasis on those in the care of the Scottish Government (Historic Scotland) and so easily accessible to the public.
For someone wanting to know the detail of Castle, why they were built, how they were built and their evolutions through the centuries they were used, this is a wonderful treat.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0713479655   (477 words)

  
 Castles in Scotland - the Scottish fortresses
Scotland and castles go together, there are hundreds of Scottish ones.
Remember also that though the castle is a historic monument, it is also a working military establishment.
After the restoration, the castle reverted to the Earl of Mar and his heirs, but after the then Earl was accused of being a Jacobite, King George I removed him from ownership
www.scotland-calling.com /castles.htm   (392 words)

  
 Scottish castles – castles of Scotland – Scotland castles - Aberdeen and Grampian Highlands
Scottish castlescastles of ScotlandScotland castles - Aberdeen and Grampian Highlands
A selection of thirteen of the world's most unique castles ranging from the fairy tale magic of Craigievar, to the rugged splendour of Kildrummy Castle ruins, to the elegant timelessness of the country house grandeur of Leith Hall.
Aberdeenshire is matchless in the richness of its castle tradition and Scotland's Castle Trail brings together some of the most splendid examples of castellated architecture on a clearly sign-posted tourist trail.
www.agtb.org /scottish-castles.htm   (142 words)

  
 Castles Pictures Art Gifts , Landscapes Photography , Digital Castle Images High Resolution
Castles are very popular from a historical perspective and as a subject for study in schools projects.
The castle gate or entrance is an important feature for protecting the castle from intruders.
Castles provide us with some original images and prints in the most romantic and alluring places.
castlepictures.com   (1501 words)

  
 Traditions and Stories of Scottish Castles
Every ruined Keep or dismantled Tower throughout the Highlands has some marvellous tale or romantic incident connected with it, which is lovingly preserved and handed down from generation to generation with undoubting faith and pious care, worthy sometimes of a better cause.
Yet it needs not that the Lowlander should fly to the fastnesses of the Highland chieftains to feed upon romance, since there is an inexhaustible fund of interest to be found in the Castles within his own territories.
Traditions, less mendacious but quite as romantic as the northern stories, are in existence with reference to all the Castles of note in the Lowlands, and require but the collector to rescue them from oblivion in this possibly too practical age.
www.electricscotland.com /history/castles   (162 words)

  
 Celtic Castles - Accommodation in Scotland, Ireland and England
The Festive Season is one of the busiest times of year at our castles and every year people enquire late, only to find their preferred castle fully booked.
Like a storybook castle, Culzean Castle sits dramatically on a cliff with superb views across the sea.
Traquair Castle, near Edinburgh, is offering a 20% discount on its 2005 rates on all bookings for January, February or March 2006.
www.celticcastles.com   (250 words)

  
 Holidays featuring Scotland's castles culture and clan lands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Our castles take up to forty for a weekend, or a week, of reminiscing, drinking, dancing, exploring, relaxing or even conferring.
If you are endlessly curious about Scotland, can't drive on the left, or just want to skip all the driving for a day or for a week, then you need one of our driver guides.
Walk through the clan chiefs' castles - some lovingly restored, some in ruined grandeur on islands or cliff edges; some still family homes, some deserted for six hundred years....
www.clansandcastles.com   (296 words)

  
 Scotland - Castles In Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Historic castle castles Scotland famous Scottish castles Blair...
Directory of castles and castle accommodation throughout England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Historic castle castles Scotland famous haunted Scottish castles...
www.qwscotland.com /castlesinscotland   (654 words)

  
 The Castles of Scotland
Heather and those wonderful big thistles (wonderful to look at, but disastrous if you should accidentally sit on them) supplemented the brightly yellow broom, and the natives, though disappointingly in normal clothes rather than tartans, became just that wee bit harder to understand.
Luckily, Scottish friends in Australia had tuned our ears to that delightful, lilting brogue, and taught us that in Scotland a "moose" was not an animal with big horns but a little gray rodent with a long tail that you hope doesn't live in your hoose -- oops!
As we drove deeper into Scotland, the scenery became grander and even more impressive.
www.sallys-place.com /travel/europe/scotland_castles.htm   (306 words)

  
 Castles of Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This page is a showcase for the all castles that I have had the privelege to visit in person.
Please only ask me questions about those castles that I have visited.
If you love castles as much as I do, this is the list to join.
libby.withnall.com /scotland.htm   (175 words)

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