Brunston castle


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December 16th 2009
Published: January 12th 2010
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Wednesday 16.12.2009 Day 63
Brunston castle
We woke up to more snow again today and fed our Robin again then we decided to go for a walk around where we are staying. We tried to go for a walk to Brunstane Brunston Castle which is now very dilapidated. It was built on a courtyard plan in the 16th century. It comprises an oblong enclosure, with a dwelling-house on the SE side and a projecting square tower at the N angle. Both were originally of two storeys and a garret. The date 1568 is cut above the lintel over the entrance to the house. The castle was still surrounded by a deep ditch at the beginning of the 19th century. The castle was burnt to the ground by the English under Lord Grey (in 1547), and rebuilt in 1568. A succession of Crichtons lived at "Burnstoun" from 1498 to 1542. Unfortunately due to the snow and Ice it was too dangerous to get to the castle so we abandoned our walk hoping it would maybe be better another day.


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