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DALKEITH OF THE BUCCLEUCHS, AND BRODICK CASTLE ON THE SHORE OF LOVELY ARRAN

DALKEITH OF THE BUCCLEUCHS, AND BRODICK CASTLE ON THE SHORE OF LOVELY ARRAN

The site of Dalkeith Palace (bottom), near Edinburgh, once held a Tudor stronghold, known as the Lion's Den. But in 1642 the castle and estate were acquired by the Earl of Buccleuch, and forty-three years later the young Countess of Buccleuch was married by Charles II to his illegitimate son, the Monmouth of tragic history. The ivy-clad pile of Brodick Castle (top), reconstructed in 1844, dates mainly from its restoration by James V of Scotland in the sixteenth century, out of the ruins of an earlier stronghold destroyed in 1456.

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