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Jun 17, 2011 - Kildrummy Castle

This was a small ruined castle site. It was likely built in the mid-13th Century. It was comprised of a strong gatehouse, a great hall, a large chapel, and four large towers on the corners of the perimeter walls. It was very similar in design and dimensions to Harlech (in Wales), that this one may also have been commissioned by Edward I and supervised by the same builder as Harlech. Linda could not get into the site, so she spent her time scooting around looking at lambs. There was a cute little black lamb. Unfortunately, her scooter broke...

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Jun 17, 2011 - Glenbuchat Castle

Glenbuchat Castle was a small keep on a hill that was still intact. It was built in the late 1500's and was built in a 'Z' shaped style. Dan walked up to it in the rain. No one else around. Only a bit of the castle was open and accessible. Linda stayed in the car as it was raining and the trail up was wet and slippery.

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Jun 17, 2011 - Craigievar Castle

We had not planned to stop at Craigievar Castle as it was built in a later period than we were interested in, but it was not far off our route so we headed for there next. Located on a hillside in a lush valley, it is a beautiful castle. Considered to be one of the best preserved tower house in Scotland, it was built in the late 16th Century. It is a single tower that combines elements of two types of castles. It is like two castles built on top of each other. It is a beautiful salmon-pink in colour, which was recently restored to it's...

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