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Abercorn Castle

Once a great Douglas Castle and now only recorded on maps. Near Hopetoun House.


A once impressive castle in a magnificent position overlooking the Forth near Linlithgow. It was held by the Douglas until their forfeiture in 1455 when it was beseiged and the garrison take and largely executed. 

It's location was probably strategic as Abercorn seemed to be a fleet anchorage of some sort. Edward 1 had expected his fleet to be there to provision his army. (some more detail

Opening Times

The castle stones have entirely disappeared today but you can walk to the site from Hopetoun House along the foreshore.

Related Clans

Douglas

Visitor Attractions

  • The Forth Bridge

    The Forth Bridge is one of the most fascinating man-made benchmarks in Scotland.

  • Dalmeny House

    Built in 1815 in Tudor Gothic, Dalmeny House contains a superb collection of 18th-century French furniture, porcelain and tapestries and paintings, including portraits by Gainsborough, Raeburn, Reynolds and Lawrence.

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