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Ardblair Castle

Ardblair Castle

 

Some four hundred and fifty years ago in what today is Blairgowrie in Perthshire an L-shaped castle was erected on the site of a thirteenth-century stronghold and, even earlier, an ancient Pictish settlement. Set against a background of dense forests, and designed to keep its inhabitants safe from marauders, the castle graced a raised finger of land which jutted out into a fresh-water loch. Today the loch is long gone but the castle, dubbed Ardblair from the Gaelic word ard, meaning a promontory, and bhlar, a field or parcel of land, still stands proud and is home to the family of Laurence Philip Kington Blair Oliphant of Ardblair and Gask, a family with a distinguished and frequently turbulent history as followers of the Jacobite cause

 

CC Historical Buildings in Blairgowrie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Uploaded on February 18, 2011