Tourist - Castles and big houses



Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.



Achallader Castle, a ruined fortified tower house east of Loch Tulla, is north of the Achallader Viaduct. Now within the grounds of Achallader Farm.
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Blair Castle is about half a mile north of Blair Atholl station.
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This is not an ancient castle but a Victorian building, built in 1907 for Mary Caroline Blair, the Duchess of Sutherland. The castle was built half a mile north of Culrain station on high ground to the west of the River Oykel.
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MV Balmoral calling at Carrick Castle Pier on 27/5/90. ...
Colin Miller 27/5/1990
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John Charles Cunninghame associated with
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This is a largely ruined castle with a keep and two courtyards. Sir Walter Scott referred to the castle as Tillietudlem, thus the nearby station name.
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Model of Richard Trevithicks Penydarren locomotive at Cyfarthfa Castle. ...
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Inherited by Andrew Buchanan Yuille, director of the Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway. The house is 2.5 miles north of Cardross station.
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A very old defensive location, with use of the site dating back to the Iron Age. Much of what is seen today dates from much more recent times. The castle stands on a basalt plug, a high outcrop of sheer rock, visible for many miles around. It has a good overview of the surrounding land and River Clyde and the confluence of the Clyde and Leven rivers.
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Duncraig Castle, a baronial mansion, was built for Alexander Matheson in 1866 on his Lochalsh Estate. When new this was a remote and difficult to approach location.
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Dunollie Castle and Museum is in the north of Oban Bay, north of Oban station.
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The Flichity Estate was the home of William Beardmore, the famous industrialist. The estate was to lead to his title, 1st Baron Invernairn of Strathnairn.
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This mansion house was built to replace Fordell Castle which was nearby. The house has not survived, having been demolished in the 1960s.
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Bridge/tunnel which carried an estate road to Fordell House, demolished in 1963, over the Fordell Railway.
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Bill Roberton 13/09/2016
Bridge/tunnel which carried an estate road to Fordell House, demolished in 1963, over the Fordell Railway.
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Bill Roberton 13/09/2016
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Robert Cunningham Cunninghame Graham , 8th of Gartmore, was a director of the Forth and Clyde Junction Railway which passed through his lands (chairman 1853-1863).
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Hamilton Palace no longer exists. This was a large country house belonging to the Dukes of Hamilton. The house was demolished in 1927.
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This is a ruined freestanding four storey castle tower of the 16th century associated with the Napiers. It is located in the north of the remaining forested portion of the former Kilmahew estate.
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Home of the Templeton family, of Templeton Carpet Factory. Architect Alexander Thomson [Architect] .
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This is a private L-plan rubble-built tower above the River Tweed 1 mile west of Peebles.
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This was taken inside Neidpath Castle. Nearby the tunnel ran carrying the Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway. ...
Colin Harkins /03/2006
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Between the former Holywood station (to the south) and the former Auldgirth station (to the north) is Portrack House, famous for its annual open day when the Gardens of Cosmic Speculation are open. Within its grounds is the south end of Portrack Viaduct, over the River Nith, and a portion of an earlier version of the viaduct complete with shunter ...

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This fort was located on Antonine^s Wall. There was an annex (extension) to the east. The fort may have been built on the site of an earlier Agricola period fort.
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The ruined Roxburgh Castle is around 2.5 miles north of the former Roxburgh Junction station. The former Kelso was closer.
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A former hunting lodge rebuilt in 1877 and rebuilt in 1906 after a fire.
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This was the mansion house of James Dunlop of the Clyde Iron Works. The house now sits within Tollcross Park.
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This is a large stone built castle on a promontory overlooking Loch Ness.
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