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Scotstarvit Tower, Fife

Location: KY15 5PA (map and directions)

Scotstarvit Tower is a six-storey L-plan tower house 2 miles south of Cupar, between Tarvit Hill and Walton Hill.

Scotstarvit Tower, Fife copyright Gordon Hatton
Scotstarvit Tower © Gordon Hatton

History of Scotstarvit Tower

Scotstarvit Tower was built in the 16th century by the Inglis family and was purchased in the 1620s by Sir John Scot, author of the famously satirical 'Scot of Scotstarvitís Staggering State of the Scots Statesmen', who eventually passed the castle on to the Wemyss family. The tower was abandoned in 1696.

Eventually, in 1948, the castle was sold to the National Trust for Scotland, and Scotstarvit Tower is today in the hands of Historic Scotland.

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Scotstarvit Tower is open to the public.


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