The Castle from a 1909 postcard
Built / Designed For: Douglas family
House & Family History: The 12th century tower house of Aberdour makes it one of the oldest castles in Scotland. In later centuries the 12th century core was expanded and converted into a country house.
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.)
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Category A
Park Listed: Inventory Garden & Designed Landscape
Past Seat of: Sir Alan de Mortimer, 12th century. Sir James Douglas, 14th 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
Historic Houses Member: No