DiCamillo Companion
Scotland

Aberdour Castle

  • House & Family History: The 12th century tower house of Aberdour makes it one of the oldest castles in Scotland (in later centuries the Medieval core was expanded and converted into a country house). In 1325 Robert the Bruce granted Aberdour to his nephew, Thomas Randolph, Earl of Moray.

  • Title: Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage, 1990
    Author: Kidd, Charles; Williamson, David (Editors)
    Year Published: 1990
    Reference: pg. P 875
    Publisher: London: Debrett's Peerage Limited (New York: St. Martin's Press, Inc.)
    ISBN: 0312046405
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Category A

    Park Listed: Listed as a Garden & Designed Landscape

  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir Alan de Mortimer, 12th century. Thomas Randolph, Earl of Moray, 14th century. Sir William Douglas, 14th century; Sir James Douglas, 14th century; James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton, 16th century; William Douglas, 8th Earl of Morton, 17th century; James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton, 18th century; Douglas family here from 1351 until the 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Historic Environment Scotland

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01383-860-519

    Website: https://www.historicenvironment.scot

    Historic Houses Member: No

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