6 edition of Castles of Scotland found in the catalog.
August 28, 2006
Written in English
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The Castles of Scotland is the most complete and comprehensive guide available to the nation's wealth of castles. The main function of the castle was defensive, to protect the laird and his family from their enemies, in as comfortable surroundings as possible; but the castle also served as the centre of administration of the laird's lands, where tenure, economy and /5(32). Castles of England, Scotland and Wales gives brief, basic descriptions of different architectural traits amongst Castles in these locations and as someone with minimal knowledge of the inner and outer workings of Castle life and purposes of various structures, I found this book very interesting and educational. This book touches on materials used, the building process, castle 4/5.
From its ancient castles to its rolling landscapes and blaring bagpipes, Scotland is undeniably intriguing. With plenty of time to explore, you’ll get your dose of well-known Scottish icons. Then, head a little off the beaten path, moving farther into the untamed Highlands and over craggy hills laden with lochs and Gaelic-speaking villages/5(). Paxton House is a fine and largely unaltered Adam mansion, built for the Home family, with a beautiful period interior, an extensive collection of Chippendale furniture and a large gallery of Scottish paintings, in lovely gardens and grounds by the River Tweed, near Berwick upon Tweed on the Scottish side of the border with England.
Genre/Form: History Local history: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Grimble, Ian. Castles of Scotland. London: BBC Books, (OCoLC) Best Castle Hotels in Scottish Highlands, Scotland: See traveler reviews, candid photos and great deals on castle hotels in Scottish Highlands on Tripadvisor.
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This acclaimed and popular book is the definitive and most comprehensive work available, on the castles, towers, and fortified houses of Scotland.
Arranged alphabetically, each entry has the location and postcode, architecture and development, both inside and out, depictions on old maps, family and notable owners, history and sieges, ghosts and gruesome or amusing tales/5(27). The Castles of Scotland Paperback – March, by Martin Coventry (Author)Cited by: 3.
A Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSA Scot) Brian's new book, SCOTLAND: CASTLES AND CLANS THE LEGENDS is not only a pleasure to explore, but also represents one of those enjoyable departures in learning.
The title alone reveals Castles of Scotland book this is Castles of Scotland book your typical history book/5(10). This is an informative guide on some of the most popular castles in Scotland and how they came about. Before setting out it would be wise to contact either the castle itself, numbers are in the book, or the local Tourist Information Centre to check on opening hours and dates as some are closed for the winter months.5/5(1).
Castles Of Scotland This book is a must for all those fascinated by Scotland’s culture, history and heritage. Scotland’s breathtaking countryside is studded with ancient castles, and many have stood strong for more than a millennium, each bearing witness to the rich and often bloody history of a nation that has survived generations of attacks from marauding invaders from every point.
Castles of the Clans is a major new work on clans and families of Scotland, and their castles, houses, seats, and lands. The book includes strongholds owned by the monarchs, bishops and nobility, as well as the tower houses and fortified houses of smaller lairds and landowners.
Read more Read less click to open popover5/5(10). Castles of Scotland This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far.
Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. The Castles of Scotland by Martin Coventry and published by Goblinshead is a major new book on 4, castles, towers, stately home, historic houses and family lands owned by Scottish families and clans. This work investigates the strongholds and seats of Scotland families and clans.
Organized by clan name, there follows information on the history and origins of the family, and any castles, towers, and historic houses which they owned/5(11).
Within the five volumes that make up this book lie the design, structure, current position and floor plans of castles all over Scotland. Each and every castle was visited in person and sketched by hand.
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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(32). There have been well over two thousand castles in Scotland, although many are known only through historical records. They are found in all parts of the country although tower houses and peel towers are concentrated along the border with England, while the best examples of larger Renaissance-era tower houses are clustered in the north-east.
The superb 4th Edition of this classic book is the culmination of 15 years' research, and is the most comprehensive and complete reference about Scottish castles available. It covers well over castles, mansions and historic houses, all alphabetically organised, with maps, visitor information, illustrations, and anecdotes of hauntings and family histories.
"The Castles of Scotland" is the most complete and comprehensive guide available to the nation's wealth of castles. This new edition is the culmination of 10 years' research, and covers more than castles as well as mansions and historic houses, all alphabetically organised, with detailed maps, visiting information, illustrations, and anecdotes /5(32).
The most comprehensive book of its kind, the guide provides complete descriptions of influential castles--including Windsor, Carreg Cennen, Hermitage, and Blarney--along with the stories that still echo through their halls/5(14). Scotland's past is intricately bound up with her fine heritage of castles, and in this book Ian Grimble examines the architecture and history of twelve of the country's most splendid examples: Edinburgh, Stirling, Blair, Inveraray, Culzean, Glamis, Brodie, Craigievar, Fyvie, Thirlestane, Floors and Dunrobin.
Taking us on a chronological journey from medieval times up to the. The Castles of Scotland. Martin Coventry book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This guide covers more than castles as well /5(6).
Castles and Tower Houses of the Scottish Clans – (Fortress Book 46)/5(11).Check out these medieval gems: Castle Stalker, Argyll. Castle Campbell, near Stirling. Blackness Castle, West Lothian.
Doune Castle, near Stirling.Comlongon Castle is a stunning 15th Century Medieval Scottish Castle ideal for anyone who loves to stay in a castle rich with history. The castle boasts a landscape of over acres of manicured gardens, sweeping lawns, carp pond, lakes and : Tasnim Nazeer.