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Duffus Castle, Elgin

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Castle · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • Great Castle, lovely walk and its great for views on a sunny day. Highly recommended if you are in the area.  more »
  • This is an old location, obviously, and it doesn't have a sexy gift shop or shiny museum attached. What it does have is an interesting history, some lovely views and ideal placement if you are...  more »
  • We were driving past so stopped to explore, a nice little castle, loved the building that is almost vertical, few nice bits to explore for half an hour and good views of the surrounding areas.  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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