NO0825 : The Maiden's Leap, Huntingtower Castle

taken 11 years ago, near to Ruthvenfield, Perth And Kinross, Great Britain

The Maiden's Leap, Huntingtower Castle
The Maiden's Leap, Huntingtower Castle
From the battlements, showing the Maiden's Leap. This three-metre space between the two towers was only filled in during the late 17th century. According to legend, a daughter of the Ruthven family had crept across to visit her young man in his bedchamber in the eastern tower when she heard her mother approaching. To avoid discovery she fled up the stairs to the battlements and leapt across to the western tower, descending to her own bed unobserved. The young couple eloped the following day and enjoyed a long happy marriage.
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Date Taken
Monday, 29 September, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 29 September, 2008
Category
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 083 251 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:24.5682N 3:29.2608W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 082 251
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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