Scottish Castles Photo Library
- Aberdour Castle, Fife

Aberdour Castle

Construction of the castle started around 1200 and it passed to the Douglas family in 1342 and has remained with them ever since. The Douglases here became Earl of Morton and the 4th Earl was Regent for the young King James VI. The 6th Earl imprisoned Mary Queen of Scots in Loch Leven Castle in 1567/68.

Although originally built as a defensive tower house, it was enlarged over the centuries and became a comfortable manor house with extensive formal walled and terraced gardens.

See also Places to Visit - Aberdour Castle for more information and illustrations.

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