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Crathes Castle – The Enchanted Castle

 

Crathes Castle

Crathes Castle is one of the best Castles in Scotland.  
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The famous Crathes Castle shaped hedges can be seen in the foreground of one of the photographs.

Crathes is one of the best castles in Scotland and is sometimes referred to as The Enchanted Castle.
Walled gardens contain many interesting plants.

Crathes Castle houses a fascinating portrait collection. 
The castle was built on land gifted by King Robert The Bruce.

Crathes Castle was built on land donated in 1323 by King Robert the Bruce. The original castle was a fortress of timber built upon a bog known as a "crannog". Work on the current L shaped castle began in 1553. A walled garden is a prominent feature of the grounds. www.dsider.co.uk online magazine, photo courses Photography by Bill Bagshaw (Bill Bagshaw & Martin Williams/Bill Bagshaw, dsider.co.uk)

 

Crathes Castle is bathed in light by stunning projections, during the annual Enchanted Castle sound and light event. The famous Crathes topiary can be seen in the foreground. www.dsider.co.uk online magazine, photo courses Photography by Bill Bagshaw (Bill Bagshaw & Martin Williams/Bill Bagshaw, www.dsider.co.uk)

 

Kildrummy Castle – Battles, Treachery & Murder

 
Kildrummy Castle was built in a shield shape. The ruin is one of the largest 13th century castles remaining in Scotland, and was once a magnificent Scottish fortress. Kildrummy Castle is the scene of sieges and battles, it dates back to the 13th century being beseiged in 1306 and 1335. Robert the Bruce sent his family there to protect them from the English. Gory history tells of a traitorous blacksmith who set fire to the castle and was rewarded in gold for his treason; by having molten gold poured down his throat. The castle was abandoned during the Jacobite revolution by the Earl of Mar who fled to France. dsider.co.uk online magazine, photo courses Photography by Bill Bagshaw (Bill Bagshaw & Martin Williams/Bill Bagshaw, www.dsider.co.uk)

Kildrummy Castle Scene of Battles, Sieges, Treachery & Murder

Kildrummy Castle is one of the largest 13th century castles remaining in Scotland.

Kildrummy was once a magnificent Scottish fortress and is the scene of sieges, treachery and battles. Kildrummy Castle dates back to the 13th century and was beseiged in 1306 and 1335.
Robert the Bruce sent his family there to protect them from the English.
Gory history tells of a traitorous blacksmith who set fire to the castle and was rewarded in gold for his treason; by having molten gold poured down his throat.
The castle was abandoned during the Jacobite revolution by the Earl of Mar who fled to France.