NO1322 : Kinnoull Tower

taken 39 years ago, near to Tarsappie, Perth And Kinross, Great Britain

Kinnoull Tower
Kinnoull Tower
The story I was told as a child is that some young noblemen who had been on the 19th century Grand Tour of Europe thought that the cliffs on the north wide of the River Tay near Perth resembled the cliffs along the Rhine, and they agreed that some castles here would increase the resemblance. The Earl of Kinnoull had built, and NO1522 : Binnhill Tower (2) was built for his neighbour Francis, 14th Lord Gray. Not only have I found no documentary support for this story, but the information I have found is conflicting, some sources saying that Lord Gray was responsible for both follies, and others disagreeing about which Earl of Kinnoull was involved.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 14 February, 1979   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 25 June, 2007
Category
Folly   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 137 228 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:23.3737N 3:23.9658W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 138 228
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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