Aberdour Castle


Long a residence of the Douglases of Morton, this impressive structure exhibits several architectural phases, from tumbled 12th-century masonry with oyster shells poking from the mortar to a 17th-century painted timber ceiling. Most charming of all is the elaborate 16th-century doocot (dovecote) at the far end of the gardens. Be sure to pop into the beautiful Romanesque church of St Fillan's, next door to the castle.

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