Kildrummy Castle scene of battles sieges and Jacobite rebellion

 
 
Kildrummy Castle is a ruined castle of great importance; and was built in a shield shape. The ruin is one of the largest 13th century castles remaining in Scotland, and was once a magnificent Scottish fortress. Kildrummy Castle is the scene of sieges and battles, it dates back to the 13th century being beseiged in 1306 and 1335.<br />
Robert the Bruce sent his family there to protect them from the English.<br />
Gory history tells of a traitorous blacksmith who set fire to the castle and was rewarded in gold for his treason; by having molten gold poured down his throat.<br />
The castle was abandoned during the Jacobite revolution by the Earl of Mar who fled to France.<br />
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Photography by Bill Bagshaw

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    Kildrummy Aberdeenshire Scotland, United Kingdom
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    Kildrummy Castle.jpg
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    14 Oct 2012
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Kildrummy Castle is a ruined castle of great importance; and was built in a shield shape. The ruin is one of the largest 13th century castles remaining in Scotland, and was once a magnificent Scottish fortress. Kildrummy Castle is the scene of sieges and battles, it dates back to the 13th century being beseiged in 1306 and 1335.
Robert the Bruce sent his family there to protect them from the English.
Gory history tells of a traitorous blacksmith who set fire to the castle and...
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