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Scalloway Tower House

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Scotland, United Kingdom.

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This is a very fine example of a Scottish tower house of c1600, built by Patrick, Earl of Orkney. A wing with the main staircase and doorway projects from one corner, and the corner diagonally opposite has a corbelled turret containing a secondary staircase, whilst there are several bartizans on ornate corbelling at the summit. The hall has two fireplaces, and the shutters have recently been reinstated in the lower parts of the many windows. Just two Scottish other castles, Loch Strom and Muness, lie further north.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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