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hume castle

Castle Warfare Part VII: The English capture Hume Castle in 1547 and are then caught napping!

The Duke of Somerset's dark plan to take Castle Hume led the Scots to use their guile to outsmart him...

Date added: 30 Jun 2017
edinburgh sentinel

The Ubiquitous Sentinel House

Some were utilitarian, others embellished but all sentinels brought a little light relief to otherwise bland fortifications.

Date added: 30 May 2017
stirling

Stirling Castle - a peek inside the restored Hall and Palace

From functional garrison to one of Scotland's architectural and historical treasures, Stirling Castle's restoration has been a stunning success.

Date added: 22 May 2017
broughty castle

Castle Warfare Part VI: The English capitulate at Broughty Castle 1550

A combined French and Scottish force saw off the English at Broughty Castle near Dundee. While many of them died during the battle, the castle survives today.

Date added: 11 May 2017
vincennes

Castles of France - Château Vincennes Paris

A rare piece of medieval history still standing in Paris, Château Vincennes has a long history...

Date added: 04 May 2017
bonnefont

History of Bonnefont Castle (aka, Château de Saint-Just-Le-Martel)

A small 13th-century French castle near Limoges, Bonnefont has a fascinating history and has been recently renovated.

Date added: 24 Apr 2017
lochwood

Castle Warfare Part V: The English capture of Lochwood Tower 1547

Another castle which played a part in the 1547 'War of Rough Wooing', Lochwood Tower near Moffat was garrisoned by the English for three years. Read the tale of its capture here...

Date added: 24 Apr 2017
koenigsbourg

Castles of France - Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, Alsace

In the latest in our French Castles series we visit the formidable Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg which first came to notice in 1147.

Date added: 21 Mar 2017
hallhouse

Whatever happened to the Scottish Hall House?

Often lost in the fabric of more recent additions, the origins of the Scottish Hall House can be hard to detect - and why did they go out of use?

Date added: 05 Mar 2017
king james i of scotland

The hunt for King James I's lost royal tomb begins

The Scottish Castles Association president Professor Richard Oram is heading up a new exciting project to discover and recreate King James the First's final resting place in Perth.

Date added: 22 Feb 2017
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