Castles monuments in Kingdom of Fife
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Castles & Ancient Monuments in Kingdom of Fife

Heritage sites also including Battlefield sites, Historic Landmarks & Roman Forts in Kingdom of Fife...





Kingdom of Fife Ancient Monuments, Castles, Roman Forts, Battlefield Sites, etc

St Andrews Castle

St Andrews, Fife
Tel: 01334 477196

St Andrews Castle - Photo copyright Historic Scotland

 

On a headland to the north of St Andrews are the ruins of the castle of the Archbishops of St Andrews, dating in part from the 13th century. Visitors can view a ‘bottle-dungeon’ and explore a mine and counter-mine tunnelled during the siege that followed the murder of Cardinal Beaton in 1546. These siege works are the finest of their kind in Europe. Visitor centre with a fascinating exhibition of the history of the castle and cathedral. Shop features local products made in Fife. Located in St Andrews on the A91, on the sea front just off North Street. Open all year. Further information available from Historic Scotland.

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Dunfermline Abbey and Palace

St. Margaret St, Dunfermline, Fife
Tel: 01383 739026

Benedictine priory founded by Queen Margaret in 1070's. Elevated to abbey status by David I in 1128. Substantial remains of church, domestic buildings and palace. The western part of the building is the nave of the Abbey church, and the eastern end is the parish kirk. Favorite place for burial of Scottish royalty, including Malcolm Canmore, Queen Margaret and Robert the Bruce-a commemorative brass is found on the floor of the abbey. Adjacent royal palace was the former guesthouse of the abbey. James VI gave the palace to his wife, Anne of Denmark. Historic Scotland.

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Balgonie Castle

Balgonie Castle, by Markinch, Fife, KY7 6HQ
Tel: 01592 750119    Fax: 01592 753103
E-mail: sbalgonie@yahoo.co.uk
Web: website

The 14th century Balgonie Castle, situated in the heart of the Kingdom of Fife and perched above the winding River Leven - home of the Laird, Lady and Younger of Balgonie and Eddergoll. In recent years Balgonie Castle has been undergoing a slow but detailed restoration to return it to its former glory, with great effort being made to preserve its unique atmosphere. Since the restoration of the Chapel in 1989, the Castle has become accepted as one of the most romantic wedding venues in Scotland and a public service is held in the Chapel on the third Sunday of each month. The Castle is also licensed for Civil Weddings.

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Ravenscraig Castle

Kirkcaldy
Tel: 01316 688660

On the eastern outskirts of Kirkcaldy, off the A955 Dysart Road amidst hundreds of acres of parkland and coast, stands Ravenscraig castle. Originating in the 15th century, the castle has been much altered but was one of the first castles in Scotland built to withstand and return artillery fire. There are two round towers linked by a cross range. The west tower was the residence of James II’s widow, Queen Mary of Gueldres. Limited access. Historic Scotland

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Kellie Castle & Garden

Pittenweem, Fife, KY10 2RF.
Tel: 01333 720271    Fax: 01333 720267

Completed in the early 17th Century Kellie Castle was once home to the Earls of Kellie. The oldest tower dates back to 1360 and is said to be haunted! Having been restored by the Lorimer family in 1878, the castle today has magnificent plaster ceilings and panelling, and furniture designed by Sir Robert Lorimer. Visit Hew Lorimer’s sculpture studio. Stroll in the magical Arts & Crafts garden and enjoy the scent of old roses and the beautiful herbaceous borders. National Trust for Scotland

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Aberdour Castle and Walled Garden

Aberdour, Fife
Tel: 01383 860519    
 

Built in the 14th Century, Aberdour Castle, near Aberdour in Fife on the Firth of Forth, was in Douglas ownership from 1342 until it passed into state care in 1924. It comprises three distinct parts and its grounds include a 16th century beehive-shaped dovecote, a well, gardens and walled terraces. In 1725, the Douglas family moved to Aberdour House. It has also been home to the Earl of Moray. Open all year. Café open during the summer and weekends throughout the winter. Historic Scotland

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