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Rothesay Castle

The day of the visit to the castle in Bute's main town was bright and mild - though by the time I got round to visiting it the wind had risen something fierce and the grey clouds loomed large again.  It did not spoil my enjoyment.

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The entry over the moat is suitably impressive...


























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Internally, the impact is equally strong.

The castle is not large, but of the best I have visited and the chapel and Grand Hall are still used today!!

















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The two up top are in black and white - this is not, but you'd be forgiven for thinking it is!!  The sun had gone by this time and the high overcasting of clouds was very glary - and white...


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The chapel.  That is a wall font you see in the corner.  There was a floor about where the edge of the photo is and a cellar beneath.  Now there are occasional services held within the existing walls.


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This little room off the Grand Hall was warmed by an electric radiator and had a short movie playing all about the history, which was excellent!



















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The hall itself is quite simple and lovely.  Here is the magnificent fireplace with the Stewart coat of arms above.

(In case you missed it, the sub title today is a link to the Historic Scotland page for the castle.)













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Like I said, the weather deteriorated as the day went on.  But I got back indoors before the rain blasted.

6 comments:

  1. Wow such old places alway fascinating we just don't have them.
    Merle................

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  2. The spiral staircase seems like a pencil sketch for an old movie set.

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  3. I love that third photo of that wall. Just wonder why all the cubby holes. Perhaps a big storage area?

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  4. Hari Om
    Merle - yes, this is one thing I am definitely appreciating since my return!!

    Joanne - putting into B&W adds to that illusion. It's decorative is it not?!

    Mara - heheheheh - it's a dovecote. Pigeon kept, pies for the making of...

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  5. Wonderfully atmospheric photos of a strong and ancient building.

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  6. What a beautiful place. Must be filled with a lot of spirit. If those buildings could talk....

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