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Lochmaben Castle

A fine example of a Z-plan tower house

Lochmaben Castle

The much reduced remains of a royal castle originally built by the English in the 14th century.

The castle was extensively rebuilt during the reign of James IV (1488-1513). Largely dismantled after its capture by James VI in 1588. View exterior only.

The extensive remains of earthworks, including a rectangular ‘peel’ (timber palisaded enclosure) built by Edward I of England, are visible around the masonry castle.


Region – Dumfries and Galloway

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6 October 2015

Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

Stirling Castle

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The Other Mary Exhibition

Stirling Castle

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