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Castles & Houses in Fife

List of castles and houses in Fife, Scotland


Aberdour Castle

Built by the Douglas family, this 13th century fortified house was later extended in the 15th, 16th & 17th centuries. The finished result provides accommodation with a gallery and fine painted ceiling. There is also a walled garden with beehive-shaped doocot.

Balgonie Castle

Much filmed castle that was inspiration for the red wedding scene in Game of Thrones and was used in Outlander. Castle dates from 14th century with piecemeal additions over time. Visitor centre.

Dunfermline Palace

It is One of the most venerable buildings in Scotland. The old abbey is still magnificent. The palace much ruined by fire and being unroofed in 1708.

Balcomie Castle

Tower house that probably dates to C16 with modern farmhouse and steadings attachedthat are in use. originally must have been ancient.

Ballinbreich Castle

One of two castles of the same name - the other is in Moray and never important. It passed through various hands before its stone was ransacked for other buildings. In somewhat derelict and possibly dangerous state

Donibristle Castle

House built around 1720 whose wings still exist facing across the Forth. The rest has been in-filled and a new town sprung up on the estate grounds.

Dunimarle Castle

Remains of 16th century house or castle on the traditional site of the murder of Lady Macduff as related by Shakespeare. Has been fully renovated as a private residence in 2013 and is not open for view.

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