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.Put Alloa Tower into our Clackmannanshire holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Clackmannanshire.
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KemoSabayAugust 21, 2017
Great restoration of the site by The Friends of Alloa Tower. Very informative staff. Close link to Mary Queen of Scots. more »
James TAugust 12, 2017
We were both delighted to have found this historic gem in Alloa. The staff and guides are friendly and knowledgable. A bit of a climb to the top terrace; however, well worth the spiral stair climb. If... more »
Nicola BJuly 28, 2017
Went to an Easter egg event a year ago or more with my son. He loved it there was activities for kids as well as being able to explore the tower, Free parking for visitors, Toilets are spotless . Staf... more »
Historic tower house with dungeon and roof top views. Good for a nice little day out
Interesting place .plenty local history.
I love this wee hidden gem
Is full of character and history
Historical tower in Alloa. I saw it just from outside
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