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Lochleven Castle
Title: Lochleven Castle
Description: Lochleven Castle is situated on an island in the middle of Loch Leven. This was the castle where Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned during 1567 and held by Sir William Douglas (5th Earl of Morton). She escaped to England in 1568. The building dates from the 14th century and can only be visited via a boat from nearby Kinross. It is owned by Historic Scotland and was originally built as the ancient stronghold of the Douglas Family, having been granted to them by King Robert II in 1372. There are fine views of the castle from Kinross House, which was built by Sir William Bruce who bought the estate from the 8th Earl of Morton.
Date: August 1997
Lochleven Castle - Tower
Title: Lochleven Castle - Tower
Description: This view shows the main tower of the castle.
Date: August 1997
Kinross Pier
Title: Kinross Pier
Description: Kinross Pier is where the boat to the castle can be found. There is also a tourist information centre and cafe.
Date: April 2007
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