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Man injured jumping out of car near Dracula castle in Aberdeenshire

A man has been taken to hospital after jumping from his car just before it rolled down an embankment towards a cliff edge.

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Birkwood Castle. Picture: Wikimedia

'Haunted' Birkwood Castle to be demolished after flats plan falls through

A haunted Scots castle which has been cursed with bad luck is set to be demolished after it was deemed unsafe.

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The unsightly cladding on Braemar's historic castle is deterring tourists and locals are hoping to raise �1.5m to sort the problem

Village seeking revamp of Royal Deeside’s other castle

A tiny community which runs a 17th century castle in the heart of Royal Deeside has launched a major fundraising campaign to restore the historic tower.

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Dundonald Castle , Ayrshire

Archaeologists search for ‘lost’ castle at former royal retreat

Archaeologists are to search for a “lost” castle in South Ayrshire after possible evidence of a mysterious structure was discovered on the site of a former royal residence.

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Scottish heritage attractions set new visitor record

More than 5 million people have visited Scotland’s heritage attractions in a single year with a new record set by the country’s historic properties.

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OAP wins Scotland’s ‘Dracula Castle’ battle but vows to fight on

A Scottish pensioner has won his ten-year battle to have Scotland’s internationally-renown Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula Castle’, saved for the nation.

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In pictures: 8 picturesque castles in Scotland you can dine in

Dine like royalty in these picturesque castles which offer stately surroundings, delicious dishes and first class service, meaning you’ll enjoy a meal that will live long in the memory.

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New digital images delve into heart of Edinburgh Castle

One of the oldest structures within Edinburgh Castle has been digitally documented, revealing new insights into the Capital landmark.

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Castle Moil on Skye was hit by lightning. PIC: Creative Commons.

Lightning strikes 15th Century castle on Isle of Skye

A bolt of lightning has destroyed part of 15th Century Castle Moil on the Isle of Skye.

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20 of Scotland’s best loved historic sites get £40m upgrade

Some of Scotland’s most cherished historic properties will benefit from a £40m upgrade over the next three years.

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In pictures: 15 fascinating facts about Edinburgh Castle

IT IS among the oldest continuously-occupied defensive structures in Europe and boasts the title of Scotland’s busiest paid-for tourist attraction.

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Picture: Dunans Castle, scottishlaird.co.uk

Fancy becoming a Laird or Lady while helping to restore a historical Scottish castle?

If you’ve always dreamed of having a title then Dunans Castle’s restoration programme may be for you

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How many castles are there in Scotland?

It’s an easy enough question but not one that is easy to answer given the variety of historic properties - from fairytale turreted piles to commanding fortresses - scattered across the land.

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Video: 9 stunning ruined castles of Scotland

Scotland’s ruined castles are often powerful windows into the past and tell the stories of shifting power and prestige over the centuries.

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Edinburgh Castle boasts hundreds of years of history. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

What will you see on an Edinburgh Castle tour?

WITH more than a dozen fascinating attractions to be discovered, a tour around Edinburgh Castle can take the best part of a day, so it’s well worth doing a little research before you head along.

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Next year's Tattoo celebrates the 100th anniversary of the RAF. Picture: Tony Marsh

Everything you need to know about the 2018 Edinburgh Tattoo

BILLED as ‘the greatest show on Earth’, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo’s 69th edition promises to fly higher than ever before.

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Almost 50% of British public have ‘never visited a Scottish Castle’

Tourism chiefs have urged visitors to get “castle-bagging” after research revealed almost half of British people have never visited a Scottish castle.

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Dunrobin Castle has been named the most romantic in Scotland.

Dunrobin Castle named most romantic castle in Scotland

IT was once used as a boarding school and has origins dating back to the 1400s, when its original building was created on the site of a mediaeval fort.

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What is the oldest castle in Scotland?

It has been a tough one to call for experts but the question of Scotland’s oldest castle appears to be settled.

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The visualisation of the 12th Century Bass of Inverurie. PIC: Bob Marshall.

Scottish castle linked to Robert the Bruce digitally rebuilt

An artist’s impression of a 12th century castle linked to Robert the Bruce has been revealed, shining new light on a little-known historic structure.

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