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Castles

Carsluith Castle

The delightful and well-preserved ruin of a four storied tower house of the C16th with C18th ranges of out-houses, originally linked to outbuildings.

One of the owners of this castle was the last abbot of Sweetheart Abbey. Vistors can see the interiors as keys available during standard opening times.


Contact:

Mr Stuart McLean

Carnasserie Castle Kilmartin Argyll PA31 8RQ Scotland

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Castle Fraser

Castle Fraser was built between 1575 and 1636 by the 6th laird, Michael Fraser, and was the supreme work of two great families of master masons, Bell and Leiper. The castle was built during the same period of native architectural achievement of the two neighbouring castles, Crathes and Craigievar.

One of its most evocative rooms is the strikingly simple Great Hall. The castle contains many Fraser family portraits, including one by Raeburn, and fine 18th- and 19th-century carpets, curtains and bed hangings. One of the 17th-century laigh biggins now contains a shop selling exclusive gifts. The estate contains a flight pond, mixed woodland, a walled garden and open farmland, with two waymarked walks giving magnificent views of the local hills.

Opening Hours

Castle: 31 March to 30 Jun, WedSun (closed Mon and Tue) 115; 1 Jul to 31 Aug, daily 115; 1 Sep to 31 Oct, WedSun (closed Mon and Tue) 125 (last admission 45 mins before closing). Shop: same times as castle and also open 3 Nov to 16 Dec, Sat/Sun 124. Gardens and grounds: all year, daily. Property will be open on Bank Holiday weekends from Friday to Monday inclusive.

Contact:

Property

Sauchen Inverurie Aberdeenshire AB51 7LD Scotland

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Castle Lachlan

The walls of this castle in some places stand 47ft high by 72 ft long. The MacLachlans are believed to have had possession of lands in Strathlachlan for over 900 years, and a one-time Chief was a close friend of King Robert the Bruce of Scotland.


Contact:

Mrs Mary Jewison

Castle Lachlan Strathlachlan Argyll PA27 8BU Scotland

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Castle Stalker

This castle was erected by the Stewarts of Appin at the behest of James V.

By the early 17th century it was in Campbell ownership and in 1631 was reconstructed at the upper levels and re-roofed. In 1686 it was in Stewart hands again but was once more lost, this time in forfeiture for Jacobite allegiance.

Roofless by 1840, it returned to the Stewarts in the 20th century and in 1965 a programme of restoration was started. There is an entrance at ground floor level leading to vaulted cellars but the principal approach to the tower is against the north-east wall by a powerfully sculptural forestair which was begun in the late 17th or early 18th century and was completed during repairs undertaken in 1909. This entrance leads to the lower hall. The oblong tower rises to a third floor gabled garret with parapet walks, a cone-roofed angle round and a gabled cap-house.

Visits by appointment only.

Best viewed on the approach to Appin on the A828 Oban-Fort William road.

 

Contact:

Castle Stalker

Loch Laich Appin Argyll PA38 Scotland

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Castle Sween

This late 11th or 12th Century Castle is probably the oldest stone castle on the Scottish mainland

Now ruined, this stone castle of Sween has undergone many additionsin various phases.

 

Contact:

Castle Sween Achnamara By Lochgilphead Argyll PA31 8PT Scotland

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