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