HU4039 : Scalloway Castle - from the North

taken 10 years ago, near to Scalloway, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Scalloway Castle - from the North
Scalloway Castle - from the North
There is a good new museum in Scalloway, from where you can get the key to this fine old ruined castle - and it's a suitably large key too !
This view was taken from the entrance to the car park of the museum.
Scalloway Castle

Scalloway Castle was built in 1599/1600 for Earl Patrick Stewart, the spectacularly unpopular tyrannical ruler of the Northern Isles. He managed to upset just about everyone from the ordinary people to whom he was an appalling oppressive landlord, through his fellow nobles who he treated with disdain, to, eventually, his former friend (and relation) King James VI (later James I of England). His activities finally caught up with him, and he was executed for treason in 1615 - Not many wept!
The castle itself is an approximate L, with a massive tower 8m square attached to the main hall block 18m by 8m. Originally of four stories above ground plus cellars, only the ground and first floors are now accessible as the interior ceilings above the first floor have gone.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 28 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Monday, 14 November, 2011
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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Scalloway 
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OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4042 3917 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:8.1041N 1:16.4511W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HU 4042 3922
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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