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 Castles of Scotland - Airth Castle






Location
near Airth, Falkirk, Scotland

Description
Airth Castle overlooks the village of Airth and the River Forth, in the Falkirk area of Scotland. The castle is a major historic building, and retains much medieval fabric, and is designated as a Category A listed building by Historic Scotland. The castle is situated in 14 acres of wooded parkland and landscaped gardens. It is currently operated as a country retreat hotel and spa, and is one of Central Scotland's largest wedding, banqueting, conference, and exhibition venues catering for around 800 guests.

History
Airth Castle took over ownership of Airth Castle when Edward Bruce, the second son of Sir Robert Bruce, married Agnes Airth. Edward’s son, Robert Bruce, got the title of Airth Castle after his father died. Robert joined the opposition rebellion against James II, and this decision resulted in the burning down the castle in 1488.


Other Castles in the Area
  Bedlay Castle, Lanarkshire
  Blackness Castle, Falkirk
  Burleigh Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Castle Campbell, Clackmannanshire
  Doune Castle, Stirling
  Dundas Castle, Lothian
  Lochleven Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Rosyth Castle, Fife
  Stirling Castle, Stirling
  Tulliallan Castle, Fife
  Tullibole Castle, Perth and Kinross







Tullibole Castle
Airth Castle. 14th century castle much modified by Glasgow architect David Hamilton in the 19th century. It now forms part of a hotel complex.

Photograph by James Allan. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)


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