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Broughty Castle - Angus

Broughty Castle, Broughty Ferry, east of Dundee, Angus, Scotland

Broughty Castle is on the north bank of the River Tay, east of Dundee.

The castle was built in 1490 at the order of Lord Gray under instructions from James IV.

It was originally built to defend Scotland (and Dundee) against English invasion.


Broughty Castle, Broughty Ferry, east of Dundee, Angus, Scotland

Unfortunately... it was captured by the English navy in 1547 without a single shot being fired but was re-taken by the Scots two years later in 1549.

The English then took it back over a hundred years later (are you following this?) in 1651 and it later fell into ruin.


Broughty Castle, Broughty Ferry, east of Dundee, Angus, Scotland

Looking to the west, into the light.

It has since been restored three times. Once to deter the French in about 1860-61 and twice again for the threat of invasion by Germany in both world wars.

It now houses a museum telling the story of the castle and the area.




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