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Ecobird said:

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6 days ago ( translate )

Ecobird said:

Taken at Cardoness Castle, which sadly was closed to the public when we visited for safety reasons.

The castle is a Scottish tower house built in the late 15th century as a fortified residence for the McCullochs of Myreton andit it is situated just south west of the Gatehouse of Fleet in Kircudbrightshire. From the top there are views of Fleet Bay and the Solway Firth.
The castle was abandoned in the late 17th century following the murder of a neighbour, William Gordon, by Sir Godfrey McCulloch. Sir Godfrey escaped but was later arrested in Edinburgh and executed in 1697 , beheaded by'the Maiden', a type of Scottish guillotine.

The castle is now in the hands of Historic Environment Scotland.

I have added 'Castle' by Halsey as a link

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk0xkd8qs9I

and a second link 'Castles' by Lissie

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUjEVbqXFy0

The PiP is a converted cottage used as a ticket office, shop and means of entrance to the castle and grounds.

This is better viewed large, I think. Many thanks
6 days ago

Andy Rodker said:

Both shots are fabulous, although I marginally prefer the PiP!
HFF, Carol!
6 days ago

John Cass said:

I totally agree with Andy, the pictures are Beautiful - HFF Carol.
5 days ago

Pam J said:

BEAUTIFUL PLACE
5 days ago ( translate )

David Slater (Spodde… said:

A very informative narration for a lovely photograph.HFF and best wishes for the weekend Carol.
5 days ago

Jaap van 't Veen said:

What a well composed image of this castle.
Thank you for the interesting note.
Happy FF and peace and freedom for Ukraine.
5 days ago

Schussentäler said:

this are wonderful pictures
HFF und ein schönes Wochenende
5 days ago ( translate )

Steve Paxton said:

Kind of understanding but better to be safe than sorry , HFF you enjoy your weekend.
5 days ago

Trudy Tuinstra said:

marvelous HFF
5 days ago ( translate )

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

A shame it was closed when you visited Carol. Two lovely shots and good information. It has a grisly past as most castles do! My favourite is the PiP....very pretty!
HFF and a good weekend.
5 days ago

Loose_Grip said:

It's the PiP for me! Lovely location.
HFF Carol & have a great w/e.
5 days ago

gezginruh said:

Wonderful images and nice information,Carol!

HFF and have a great weekend!

Best wishes
Füsun
5 days ago

Stephan Fey said:

HFF,Carol!
5 days ago

Roger (Grisly) said:

Interesting information and two excellent images
HFF and a great weekend
5 days ago ( translate )