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Esslemont Castle, Scotland.  Scottish castles are my favorite. Family history and stuff (I can dream that my ancestors lived in castles. Yay Scottish heritage!)

Esslemont Castle, Scotland. Scottish castles are my favorite. Family history and stuff (I can dream that my ancestors lived in castles. Yay Scottish heritage!)

Old St Kentigern's Church in Lanark, where William Wallace married Marion Braidfute

Old St Kentigern's Church in Lanark, where William Wallace married Marion Braidfute

Onder de straten van de Schotse hoofdstad Edinburgh ligt een complete ondergrondse stad! May King's Close was echter geen pretje om in te leven: je liep constant gevaar. Tegenwoordig is de Close te bezoeken en is zeker de moeite waard! Lees over de roerige geschiedenis op mijn blog!

Onder de straten van de Schotse hoofdstad Edinburgh ligt een complete ondergrondse stad! May King's Close was echter geen pretje om in te leven: je liep constant gevaar. Tegenwoordig is de Close te bezoeken en is zeker de moeite waard! Lees over de roerige geschiedenis op mijn blog!

Lochmaben Castle, Lochmaben, Dumfries and Galloway. Originally built by the English in the 14th century, the castle was extensively rebuilt around 1500 during the reign of James IV. Lochmaben was largely dismantled after it's capture by James VI in 1588. The extensive earthworks built by Edward I of England are clearly visible surrounding the castle remains.  Robert Bruce may have been born here.

Lochmaben Castle, Lochmaben, Dumfries and Galloway. Originally built by the English in the 14th century, the castle was extensively rebuilt around 1500 during the reign of James IV. Lochmaben was largely dismantled after it's capture by James VI in 1588. The extensive earthworks built by Edward I of England are clearly visible surrounding the castle remains. Robert Bruce may have been born here.

The ruins of the original Toward castle destroyed by the Campbell clan.

The ruins of the original Toward castle destroyed by the Campbell clan.

Elliott Clan Castle in Scotland

Elliott Clan Castle in Scotland

Royal Living for Sale: Ackergill Tower, a historic estate dating to 1476, is on Sinclair's Bay in the northeast corner of the Scottish Highlands. It was expanded significantly around 1850. The castle was fully modernized in 1986, with a new central heating system, updated wiring, new bathrooms and a slate roof.

Royal Living for Sale: Ackergill Tower, a historic estate dating to 1476, is on Sinclair's Bay in the northeast corner of the Scottish Highlands. It was expanded significantly around 1850. The castle was fully modernized in 1986, with a new central heating system, updated wiring, new bathrooms and a slate roof.

Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull: Home of the McLean's

Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull: Home of the McLean's

Scotland

Scotland

Scotland's, Edzell Castle, was held by the Stirlings of Glenesk but passed to Lindsay Earls of Crawford. Mary Queen of Scots held a Privy Council at Edzell in 1562.  ctsuddeth.com

Scotland's, Edzell Castle, was held by the Stirlings of Glenesk but passed to Lindsay Earls of Crawford. Mary Queen of Scots held a Privy Council at Edzell in 1562. ctsuddeth.com

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