NO0825 : Huntingtower Castle

taken 9 years ago, near to Ruthvenfield, Perth And Kinross, Great Britain

Huntingtower Castle
Huntingtower Castle
Originally known as Ruthven Castle, home of the Ruthven family, later Earls of Gowrie, the castle consists of two towers, the east dating from the early 15th and west from the late 16th century. They were joined by a gangway. In 1582 the 16 year old King James VI was held captive here in an episode known as the Raid of Ruthven. The object was to remove him from the influence of the Earl of Arran. In 1600 the king had his revenge in the Gowrie Conspiracy when the then Earl and his brother were killed, their estate forfeited the name Ruthven proscribed and the castle's name changed to Huntingtower.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 10 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 20 March, 2009
Category
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 082 251 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:24.5509N 3:29.3573W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 0822 2522
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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