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Tibbers Castle (Dumfries)

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Tibbers Castle (Dumfries)

John Goodhall in his excellent new book 'The English Castle' (2011) asks the question 'Why did Edward I not build castles in Scotland as in Wales'?

He does illustrate, however, one castle that Edward did help build - that of Tibbers in Dumfries (1298) where the King contributed £100 towards its construction.

Unfortunately for Edward, no sooner was it finished than it was captured by Robert the Bruce!


Tibbers Castle - Built by Edward in 1298

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Article by SCA member Brian McGarrigle

Added: 09 Jan 2012 Updated: 28 Mar 2018
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