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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
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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

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

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

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

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

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
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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

Castles of France - Château Provins le-de-France - La Tour César*

In the start of an occasional series, we explore the evolution of castles, featuring a 'donjon' or great tower in Provins, France.

Date added: 16 Feb 2017

Achallader Castle - Argyll's forgotten tower?

Achallader may have been a small tower - and now is not much more than a store for farm machinery - but, nevertheless, it was a tower with an important tale to tell.

Date added: 31 Jan 2017
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