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Alloa Tower, Alloa
(4/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I read that the tower was open on Doors Open Day so went along to have a look inside. Before going inside the tower the area outside had a demonstration of medieval cooking. On entering I was greeted ...  more »
  • Alloa Tower looks most impressive from the outside. The majestic tower literally grows out of the ground and has been wonderfully well restored. It promises so much. However, ... Inside, however, on t...  more »
  • According to the NTS, this is Scotland's oldest and largest keep. It is also the ancestral seat of the Erskine clan. My mother's maiden name was Erskine, so I was interested to visit the tower while I...  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