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Threave Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Set on one edge of an island in the River Dee (crossed by a ferry service when the site is open ) is a large ruined late 14th century tower house which is comparatively complete and unaltered.  During their war against James II in the 1450s the Douglas family dismantled the nearby detached hall block and another building and used the material to construct a small moated court around the tower, with three round corner towers with keyhole-shaped gunloops and a gateway with a drawbridge.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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