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New Angles On Ancient Castle.

By Tooma
Aberdour Castle in Fife. " It is a building that over a five hundred year period slowly moved from west to east with the successive building of new stages of accommodation more suited to the needs and aspirations of the owners of the day.
The castle started life some time before the year 1200 as a two story tower house built by the de Mortimer family. The evidence for this comes in part from a dispute in 1180 between William de Mortimer and the Priory of Inchcolm about filling a vacancy for chaplain in the neighbouring church, now known as St Fillan's.
The remains of the original tower house can still be seen within the complex of ruins at the west end of the castle, though parts collapsed (and still lie where they fell) in 1844 and 1919. What is left of the original tower house is thought to be one of the oldest masonry castles still standing in Scotland.".

The Vs are a few other views of the castle.

Tags: Photo journalism Fife Landscape and travel Ancient building Aberdour castle

Voters: taggart, tonyguitar, FrancisChiles and 17 more


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taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
19 Sep 2018 1:25AM
Some very fine images here showing the textures of building rocks and mortar-- Plus the lovely lawn on the wide angles! Wonderful historical text as well!

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tonyguitar 7 75 37 Canada
19 Sep 2018 2:14AM
A vast scape of carefully arranged stones. Tons of labour invested here. TG
19 Sep 2018 4:40AM
Scottish castles always amaze me Tom , thanks for introducing me to this one
Cheeers Walt
19 Sep 2018 4:47AM
Lovely photos of this grand old building
Gail
Great set of images

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