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This evening I am presenting some images of Dundonald Castle in Ayrshire, which has connections with the Cochrane family.

There is evidence of defence/occupation on this site dating back into prehistory.

The present castle originated as a fortified Tower House built for King Robert II in 1371 and was used as a residence by the Stewart kings through to about 1520. Robert II died at Dundonald in
1390.

The remains of the castle are accessed by a steep climb which is worth the effort as the view can be spectacular.

A visit to this castle fits in nicely with a tour from Glasgow taking in Burns Cottage and Culzean Castle.


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Corbridge Tour

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This morning I am presenting some images of the Roman town of Corbridge (Coria) near Hadrian’s Wall. This site has a long history of occupation. A fort was established in the 80s and continued through to 160s. Thereafter a town evolved on the site extending to 12 hectares.

This site is well worth a visit. It has a well endowed museum. The site includes granaries, the road knows as Stanegate, a fountain fed by an aquaduct, a courtyard building and compounds.

Here are some re-enactment legionaries at the site.

Granary
Strongroom in the headquarters building.
Granary

Granaries





Granary
Contact Catswhiskerstours for a tour of Corbridge, Hadrian’s Wall and other Roman sites

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