Seven of Scotland's strangest castles

From star-shaped fortresses to wine towers and round towers, some Scottish castles broke the mould as their owners sought to make their mark on the landscape.

Here we look at seven less ordinary castles and those who built them.

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From a castle that became a lighthouse on the Buchan coast to the 13th century triangular fortress that was besieged by the English, the buildings chart hundreds of years of Scottish history with many becoming the real-life settings for generations of battle and bloodshed.

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