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Alloa Tower, Alloa

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Alloa Tower in Alloa in central Scotland is the surviving part of the medieval residence of the Erskine family, later Earls of Mar.An architect who was involved in Alloa Tower was John Melvin.Dating from the 14th century, and retaining its original timber roof and battlements, the Tower is one of the earliest, and largest, of Scottish tower houses, with immensely thick walls.The building has been extensively re-fenestrated during its history, but retains some internal medieval features. Incorporated into a much larger classical house of various phases from the 17th century on, the Tower now stands alone once more, later accretions having been demolished.It is now administered by National Trust for Scotland.
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TripAdvisor
  • Visited yesterday & not just lucky enough to be greeted & guided around by well informed & enthusiastic staff, but also to be part of the WW1 event. David & Tamzin of Wee County at War gave us a perso...  more »
  • First off- free parking. Staff are so friendly and informative. Building has been beautifully restored and there is lots to see inside. Great views from the roof.  more »
  • Beautiful historic building which despite the total lack of direction signs, we did manage to locate. Although an explanatory film was available in the entrance area, no mention was made to us when we...  more »
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  • Is full of character and history
  • Historical tower in Alloa. I saw it just from outside
  • Very interesting
  • I love this wee hidden gem
  • Went with local scout group, the staff were brilliant with the kids and very informative. Thanks