NK0530 : Old Slains Castle

taken 9 years ago, near to Collieston, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

Old Slains Castle
Old Slains Castle
About halfway between Aberdeen and Peterhead, stand the clifftop ruins of Old Slains castle, an ancient seat of the Hay family, Earls of Erroll. The lands of Slains were gifted to Sir Gilbert Hay by King Robert the Bruce of Scots (1306 - 1329) for his loyal service during the 'wars of Independence' against the English. In 1594 both Old Slains and another seat of the Hay family, Delgatie castle, were destroyed by King James VI of Scotland (1567 - 1603) in retribution for the Hays involvement in the Roman Catholic/Spanish plot.
The modern A frame house was built by the Countess of Errol.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 15 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 15 March, 2008
Category
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NK 052 300 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:21.6594N 1:54.8229W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NK 051 300
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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