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Aberdour Castle, Fife

Location: KY3 0SL (map and directions)

Set in the village of Easter Aberdour in Fife, Aberdour Castle is one of the two oldest datable standing castles in Scotland, as parts of the castles date back to 1200. Castle Sween in Argyll is the other castle built around the same time.

Aberdour Castle, Fife copyright Andy Hawkins
Aberdour Castle © Andy Hawkins

History of Aberdour Castle

Aberdour was held by the Douglas, Earls of Morton in the 14th century who used the castle as a second home until 1642. At this point a fire destroyed their primary residence of Dalkeith House, and Aberdour became their main residence until 1725. The family moved into Aberdour House nearby, and Aberdour Castle was left to ruin.

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Today Aberdour Castle is a Historic Scotland property and is open to the public all year round.



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