Castle Campbell, Dollar Glen, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on the romantic and imposing Castle Campbell which dominates Dollar Glen and is located in central Scotland, about thirty-five miles N.W. of Edinburgh.Summary information on the castle is provided below.

  • Most of the building dates from the 15th century although it may have evolved from an earlier, 12th century, motte and bailey castle.
  • In common with many Scottish castles, the building was high status and positioned to display wealth and power. Location provided added benefit of proximity to Scottish royalty,very advantageous for an owner who aspired to improve his standing and status.
  • Key aspects of the castle are: Main Courtyard; Tower House; Hall and Chamber Range; East Range; and the south-facing Terraced Gardens.
  • Acquired by the Campbells in the second half of the 15th century.
  • Partly burned by English Parliamentary forces in 1654.
  • Subsequently became a ruin but was taken into Government care in 1948 and subsequently repaired and restored.
  • Now a visitor attraction under management of Historic Scotland.
  • The high elevation offers excellent views over the local landscape.

Here is a video clip taken at the castle-

Castle Campbell, Scotland

View from Castle Campbell, Scotland.

Dollar from Castle Campbell, Scotland

View from Castle Campbell, Scotland

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