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Digital image of A 65171

SC 798566

Description Digital image of A 65171

Date 1984

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 798566

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of A 65171

Scope and Content Aerial view of Doune Castle, Stirling This view from the east, taken in 1984, shows the layout of the castle, with the keep-gatehouse in the bottom right corner, and the lower hall block beyond. To the left of the latter is the kitchen tower. The curtain wall, with its wall-walk, forms the other three sides of the courtyard, which has a central well. The castle was for many years the property of the Earls of Moray. The main ranges were partly restored in 1883 to designs by Andrew Kerr. It was given into the care of the Secretary of State for Scotland in the late 1980s, since when a programme of consolidation has been carried out by Historic Scotland, who now open it to the public. Doune Castle was built after 1401 for Robert Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany. It is a courtyard castle, of a type made obsolete by the development of heavy artillery. The duke's accommodation was in the gate-tower, and to the west were a hall and a kitchen block. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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