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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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  • Good way to spend a couple of hours - interesting history story. Easy to get to via public transport. Volunteer guides very informative.  more »
  • We popped in as we were passing with our kids, 9 and 6. The staff couldn't have been better! They told their story well and made sure to use words that our young kids would understand. They included t...  more »
  • Went last Easter, had never been before. Think I enjoyed it more than kids did. Was interesting, friendly staff, was able to go up on the roof also. There are stairs so may not suit all visitors.  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