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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 owned by National Trust for Scotland.
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  • They've done a great job restoring this building.Its easy to get to by train from Stirling or Glasgow.It took me about an hour to look round the tower.They're are three upper floors.The second floor w...  more »
  • What a great way to learn about the history of the local battles along the river Forth, full of artefacts and pictures that relate to Central Scotland and beyond  more »
  • Check opening times before visiting. Allow an hour to walk around this cleverly modified building. If you have time the knowledgeable staff will give you in- depth historical information about the for...  more »
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  • It's a cool place
  • 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
  • Went with local scout group, the staff were brilliant with the kids and very informative. Thanks
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