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 Castles of Scotland - Ballinbreich Castle






Location
near Blinkbonny, Firth of Tay, Fife, Scotland

Description
Ballinbreich Castle is located between Newburgh and Balmerino in Fife and overlooks the Firth of Tay. The castle is a three-storey L-plan structure with a rectangular courtyard enclosed by a curtain wall. The castle was built in the 14th century and extended in the 15th and 16th centuries. The remains of a chapel can be seen on the second floor. Ballinbreich is on private ground and not open to the public without prior arrangement.

History
Ballinbreich Castle dates from the 14th century. It was originally a small keep three to four storeys high, on the south wall of a rectangular courtyard. It was owned by the Earls of Rothes. The castle was modified in the 16th century. Stone has been removed for other buildings over the years.


Other Castles in the Area
  Balgonie Castle, Fife
  Balhousie Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Balvaird Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Broughty Castle, City of Dundee
  Burleigh Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Claypotts Castle, City of Dundee
  Collairnie Castle, Fife
  Craighall Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Dairsie Castle, Fife
  Denmylne Castle, Fife
  Dudhope Castle, City of Dundee
  Elcho Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Evelick Castle, Perth And Kinross
  Falkland Palace, Fife
  Fernie Castle, Fife
  Fingask Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Glamis Castle, Angus
  Huntingtower Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Kinnaird Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Lochleven Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Lochore Castle, Fife
  Lordscairnie Castle, Fife
  Murthly Castle, Perth and Kinross
  Myres Castle, Fife
  Scotstarvit Tower, Fife







Scotstarvit Tower
Ballinbreich castle taken from adjacent road with River Tay in background

Photograph by John Brailsford. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Scotstarvit Tower
Ballinbreich Castle. Original parts date from the mid to late 1300s with major extensions in the mid 1500s.

Photograph by Jim Bain. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)


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