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Ayton Castle

Privately owned Victorian Gothic castle near Eyemouth in the Scottish borders with "scandalous" recent history

Beldorney Castle

Large C16th Z Plan tower with many later extensions which fell into disrepair before beig restored in 1980s and is now private. This may be the oldest surviving Z Plan house apart from Huntly Castle.

Doune Castle

Built for the Regent Albany, Doune Castle is a magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle that is familiar to film buffs for its role in Monty Python's Life of Brian.

Gargunnock House

Georgian house built on core of tower house. Now restored and rented out by Landmark Trust as super lovely self catering

Ardlamont House

Georgian Mansion dating 1820, Category B listed and now rented out as posh self-catering or weddings. Lovely views over sea.

Craigcaffie Tower

16 century tower that was bequested by Robert Bruce to illegitimate son, Neil and occupied by Neilsons and then Dalrymple of Stair. Now occupied again. Can be viewed in exterior.

Easter Coates House

1615 L plan lairds house beside cathedral in central Edinburgh. Once laird's house and now part of St Mary's Music School. rare example of a wealthy city burger's residence.

Mains of Mayen

L Plan tower dating from end of C17. Now a private house. Grade B Listed. Was dilapidated and restored in 1960s. Private.

Preston Tower

Large and somewhat foreboding tower near Prestonpans. In care of council and can be viewed from its gardens. Said to be haunted.

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