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Friday, July 17, 2015

Balvaird Castle

On a lovely clear day we stopped off at Balvaird Castle in Fife. What a treat! We had it all to ourselves. Of course we couldn't go inside the tower as it was closed, but having it to ourselves was worth it! It looked like the tower might be open to the public one weekend a month in the summer, but we weren't sure. There's a long tree lined drive to walk up to it giving spectacular views of it as you approach and it sits on top of a hill and there are gorgeous views all around from there. This is not a royal castle, but was a private residence, built in the 1500's. Read all about the castle's history and construction here.

view from the back. There were cows down in the dips.

view from the front. Sheep on the hill

some ruins next to the castle.


  1. So beautiful, Peggy Ann! I'm just starting to think about planning for our trip to rural England and Scotland late next year, so I'm going to have to study your posts about your trip closely... Thanks for sharing them.

  2. What a lovely castle. It looks smaller and more friendly than many castles. I can picture myself living here!

  3. You got some great photos of it. Next time we must definitely visit Elcho Castle which isn't far from there, you'll love it.

  4. I like places like that best when there's no one else there. It brings the place alive when your imagination isn't distracted.

  5. How great that there weren't tourists around! Just so gorgeous.


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