Scottish Castles
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402 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

1 map and 34 b/w illus.

Imprint: Boydell Press

Scottish Castles

by Adrian Pettifer

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Gazetteer of over 500 hundred surviving Scottish Castles.

Discover the castles of Scotland, from early "motte and bailey" earthworks and impressive walled enclosures to the many tower houses that dot the landscape. Castles were built in increasing numbers from the 14th to the 17th century, as residences for the Scottish nobility. Some are still proudly occupied; others are well-maintained ruins; many others slowly decay in fields and farmyards.

Here, Adrian Pettifer provides a brief account of every Scottish castle to survive in a reasonable state of preservation, including such iconic sites as Edinburgh, Glamis and Cawdor. Each of the more than five hundred main entries provides a brief history and description of a castle, followed by advice on accessibility, sources for further reading and cross-references to related sites. An introduction supplies the historical background, while a glossary covers all aspects of Scottish castles in some detail. Ordnance Survey references are given in the index.
Introduction

Aberdeenshire
Angus
Argyll: Islands
Argyll: Mainland
Ayrshire
Banffshire
Berwickshire
Bute County
Caithness
Clackmannanshire and Kinross-shire
Dumfriesshire
Dunbartonshire
East Lothian
Fife
Inverness-shire
Kincardineshire
Kirkcudbrightshire
Lanarkshire
Midlothian
Moray and Nairnshire
Orkney
Peeblesshire
Perthshire
Renfrewshire
Ross
Roxburghshire
Selkirkshire
Shetland
Skye
Stirlingshire
Sutherland
Western Isles
West Lothian
Wigtownshire

Glossary
Bibliography
Index of Sites

Adrian Pettifer gained his degree in ancient and medieval history from Birmingham University. He is an avid visitor of historic monuments.

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Title Details

402 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

1 map and 34 b/w illus.

Imprint: Boydell Press