MacDuff's Castle. East Wemyss

MacDuff's Castle. East Wemyss, Fife

This afternoon, I visited MacDuff’s Castle near the village of East Wemyss on Scotland’s Fife Coast.

This sandstone ruin was built by the Wemyss family and dates from the 14th century.

Due to lack of use it progressively fell into disrepair and the upper parts were dismantled for safety reasons.

This castle is just one, but perhaps the best preserved example, of prominent castles on hilltop locations around the Firth of Forth area (near Edinburgh).

MacDuff's Castle, East Wemyss

MacDuff's Castle, East Wemyss, Fife

 

MacDuff's Castle, East Wemyss

MacDuff's Castle, East Wemyss, Scotland

The castle is rumoured to be haunted by the ghost of Mary Sibbald.

Macdiuff's Castle, East Wemyss

Macdiuff's Castle, East Wemyss, Scotland

Here is an image of the nearby coast line along which traverses the Fife Coastal Path.

Fife Coastal Path near East Wemyss

Fife Coastal Path near East Wemyss, Scotland

A worthwhile visit. There is lots of history nearby in form of caves which have been used by man for about 5000 years.

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