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  • Castles


    Claypotts Castle is remarkably well preserved and a perfect example of a 16th-century castle in Scotland. It was never involved in any battle hence has never suffered any major damage or needed any restoration or reconstruction. It was more a dwelling for the family than a defensive structure and hence does not have the typical characteristics of a fortress. It stands near the suburb of West ...

  • Castles


    History, royalty, beauty, and ghosts - Fyvie Castle offers all this and more! The imposing Scottish Baronial fortress with five towers stands in a commanding position on the left bank of river Ythan in the lowlands of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Fyvie Castle has a colorful history and was believed to have built by William the Lion in 1211. Charles I lived there as a child and Robert the Bruce ...