Scottish Castles Association

Preserving the Past for the Future

Castles in their Past and Present State

🔎 Results found: 20
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Horsburgh Castle (Peebles) - Past and Present

Horsburgh is situated on a hilltop near to the county town of Peebles. A typical L-plan, whinstone tower house, it owes its survival to consolidation in the late 19th century.

Date added: 10 Mar 2015

Balmangan Tower (Kirkcudbright) - Past and Present

Balmangan is a simple, ruinous 16th century tower house. It survives to first floor level though a century ago it stood higher.

Date added: 10 Mar 2015

Drumcoltran Tower (Kirkcudbright) - Past and present

Drumcoltran Tower is a plain 16th century rubble built L-plan tower with a vaulted basement rising to a parapet born upon individual corbels.

Date added: 03 Feb 2015

Waygateshaw (Lanark) - Past and present

From 1539 Waygateshaw was a house of the Lockhart family. In 1572 Stephen Lockhart was indicted for the murder of Lord Darnley. Today's house is comfortable and commodious while the original three storey tower is largely unused, except for storage.

Date added: 03 Feb 2015
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Cockburnspath Tower (Berwick) - Past & Present

A 15th century tower of warm, red sandstone, Cockburnspath Tower is in poor condition and as recently as 2012 there was a collapse.

Date added: 15 Dec 2014
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Cockburnspath House (Berwick) - Past & Present

This old house, locally known as Sparrow Castle, is situated in the village of Cockburnspath

Date added: 15 Dec 2014
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Kirkhill Castle (Ayr) - Past & Present

Kirkhill Castle is a typical small fortalice of the 16th century and stands in the gardens of a house at Colmonell in Ayrshire.X

Date added: 15 Dec 2014
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Tarbert Castle (Argyll) - Past & Present

Dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries Tarbert Castle had long been in a state of total neglect but was rescued and consolidated by a local trust.

Date added: 15 Dec 2014

Loudoun Castle (Ayr) - Past & Present

Loudon Castle was built in 1807, incorporating portions of a 15th or 16th century tower house, and was burned down in 1942.

Date added: 15 Dec 2014

Spedlins Tower (Dumfries) - Past & Present

This substantial tower house stands near Lockerbie in Dumfries.

Date added: 15 Dec 2014
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Eastshield (Lanark) - Past & Present

Set in rural Lanark near to Carnwath Eastshield is a 16th century tower house reduced to a 30 foot staircase tower and the scant remains of the main block.

Date added: 15 Dec 2014

Orchardton Tower (Kirkcudbright) - Past & Present

Situated in rural Kirckcudbrightshire Orchardton is a small 15th century tower house of a unique, round design

Date added: 15 Dec 2014
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Black Castle (Perthshire) - Past & Present

Caisteal Dubh (Black Castle) stands on the outskirts of the town of Pitlochry in Highland Perthshire.

Date added: 12 Dec 2014
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Murieston Castle (West Lothian) - Past & Present

Murieston Castle is a 16th century tower house near Livingston, West Lothian remodelled as a folly in 1824.

Date added: 12 Dec 2014

Amisfield Tower (Dumfries) - Past & Present

Amisfiled Tower is the finest tower house in southern Scotland. It is a vaulted building of two parts: the lower storeys being 16th century and the exuberant upper storeys which date from 1600.

Date added: 12 Dec 2014

Lincluden College (Dumfries) - Past & Present

Lincluden College, Dumfries, is a richly-decorated collegiate church of the 14th century with considerable remains of the 16th century domestic range

Date added: 12 Dec 2014

Hoddom Castle (Dumfries) - Past & Present

Hoddom Castle is a massive L-plan tower, rising high above the River Annan and was built by Lord Maxwell between 1565-68.

Date added: 12 Dec 2014
Caldwell Tower

Caldwell Tower (Renfrew) Past & Present

Caldwell is a 16th century tower visible for miles high on its hilltop. Its somewhat truncated appearance is due to the fact that it was once part of a larger courtyard castle.

Date added: 12 Jun 2014
Gilston Peel

Gilston Peel (Lothian) Past & Present

Gilston Peel is situated in the borders near to Lauder. It appears to have been a small tower house (or peel) of the late 16th century which, having fallen into ruin, was fitted up for agricultural.

Date added: 12 Jun 2014
Carberry Tower

Carberry Tower (Lothian) - Past and Present

Carberry is situated some three miles from the seaside town of Musselburgh. It dates from many periods but the nucleus is a massively strong tower of the early 16th century with a late 16th century extension.

Date added: 26 May 2014