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 Castles of Scotland - Findlater Castle






Location
near Banff/Cullen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Description
Findlater Castle is situated on a small peninsula overlooking the Moray Firth on the coast of Banff and Buchan. It is just under 10 miles west of Banff, near the village of Sandend. The castle is on a cliff with a drop of over 50 feet to the sea. The castle was probably built by Sir John Sinclair of Findlater, who died in 1411 at the battle of Harlaw. The castle is clearly modeled on Roslin Castle, which was the principal stronghold of the Sinclair family.The castle is now in ruins.

History
Earliest records of the castle date back to 1246. King Alexander III of Scotland repaired the castle in the 1260s in preparation for an invasion by King Haakon IV of Norway. The Vikings captured the castle for some time. The castle was redesigned and rebuilt in the 14th-century.


Other Castles in the Area
  Balvenie Castle, Moray
  Castle of Park, Aberdeenshire
  Delgatie Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Eden Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Fordyce Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Huntly Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Kinnairdy Castle, Aberdeenshire
  Towie Barclay Castle, Aberdeenshire







Towie Barclay Castle
Findlater Castle. A precariously sited old clan home on the Moray Firth, Scotland

Photograph by Colin Smith. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)


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