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 Castles of Scotland - Aberdour Castle






Location
near Aberdour, Fife, Scotland

Description
Aberdour Castle is made up of a range of buildings dating from around 1200. It was extended to become a tower house in 15th century. The last major additions were made in 17th century. The tower house collapsed in ruins in 1844. In 1924 it was turned over to the state and declared an ancient monument.

History
Aberdour Castle was originally owned by the de Mortimer family in the 12th century then the Douglases in 1342. The Earl of Morton moved in around 1456 and generations of the family owned until 1790.


Other Castles in the Area
  Balgonie Castle, Fife
  Balvaird Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Blackness Castle, Falkirk
  Borthwick Castle, Lothian
  Burleigh Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Castle Campbell, Clackmannanshire
  Craigmillar Castle, Lothian
  Crichton Castle, Midlothian
  Dalhousie Castle, Midlothian
  Dalkeith Palace, Midlothian
  Dundas Castle, Lothian
  Edinburgh Castle, City of Edinburgh
  Falkland Palace, Fife
  Fa'side Castle, East Lothian
  Lauriston Castle, Lothian
  Liberton Tower, Lothian
  Lochleven Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Lochore Castle, Fife
  Merchiston Castle, Lothian
  Myres Castle, Fife
  Newbattle Abbey, Midlothian
  Ravenscraig Castle, Fife
  Rosyth Castle, Fife
  Scotstarvit Tower, Fife
  Tullibole Castle, Perth and Kinross







Tullibole Castle
Aberdour Castle.

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Tullibole Castle
Aberdour Castle. South side

Photograph by Simon Johnston. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)


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