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Duffus Castle, Elgin

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Duffus Castle, near Elgin, Moray, Scotland, was a motte-and-bailey castle and was in use from c.1140 to 1705. During its occupation it underwent many alterations. The most fundamental was the destruction of the original wooden structure and its replacement with one of stone. At the time of its establishment, it was one of the most secure fortifications in Scotland. At the death of the 2nd Lord Duffus in 1705, the castle had become totally unsuitable as a dwelling and so was abandoned.
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  • Excellent air conditioning. The lawn was a bit dubby therefore I had to devise a strategy for keeping my feet clean  more »
  • A castle on a hilltop with a moat. Bits more leaning than Pisa. Stunning 360 degree views. Don't miss the prison pit and the no longer smelly latrine on a slope. Easy access and peaceful. Plenty of...  more »
  • The spectacular trick landscape photo opportunities at Duffus Castle make it the most memeroble stop on our tour of coastal Moray.  more »
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  • Loved this slightly squint castle it has lots of personality. The castle wasn’t very big so it didn’t take long to walk round, but if you go down and walk round beside the reeds your likely to get a different view but also come face to face with Sedge Warblers who nest in the reeds.
  • Beautiful castle in a remote place. Well worth a visit, not much people here. Small parking place just nearby.
  • Beautiful place to look around. Also there is a treasure box there for you to leave items and you can take an item too. The ruins are free to look around, you can take your time and there is no one there to bother you.
  • Coolest thing I've ever done. Quiet, peaceful, historic. Loved it so much
  • Very interesting, never too many people there. The runway from Lossiemouth is bordering the grounds so the Euro fighters take off right over your head.

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