Sunday, 19 February 2012

Kinclaven Castle

Following the riverbank down from Kinclaven Bridge high up amongst the trees is the remains of Kinclaven Castle.  Just a few walls remain now but it must have been an impressive sight and size in it's day, surprisingly some of the walls are in pretty good condition.The castle was built in 1235 as a royal residence by Alexander II. Our very own 'braveheart' William Wallace visited here 1297 and with his followers ambushed an English garrison in the woods and chased them into the castle which was then ransacked and destroyed.  Just give Kinclaven Castle a quick google to find out more about its history.

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