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National Trust for Scotland, Kellie Castle & Garden
National Trust for Scotland, Kellie Castle & Garden

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This ancient, and reputedly haunted, castle was once home to one of Robert the Bruce’s daughters, and later to the Earls of Kellie. It has a fascinating story: from the 1st Earl, who saved the life of King James VI, to the 5th Earl, who fought on the side of the Jacobites at the Battle of Culloden. He was later imprisoned after spending the entire summer of 1746 hidden in an old beech tree in the gardens at Kellie, to which his butler secretly brought him food every day. More recently, the Castle was saved from ruin by the accomplished Lorimer family, who were associated with Kellie for over 100 years. Sir Robert Lorimer, the famous Scottish architect, spent much of his childhood at the Castle, which influenced his later works.

National Trust for Scotland, Kellie Castle & Garden

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National Trust for Scotland, Kellie Castle & Garden

Pittenweem, Fife KY10 2RF Scotland

robrown@nts.org.uk

0844 4932184

http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/Kellie-Castle-Garden/

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