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FYVIE AND GLAMIS: FORTIFIED TOWERS WHICH HAVE GROWN TO PALACES

FYVIE AND GLAMIS: FORTIFIED TOWERS WHICH HAVE GROWN TO PALACES

Fyvie Castle (top) developed from a fifteenth century tower built for defence into a great palace in which the military element has become merely decorative. Fyvie was once in royal hands and has since been in the possession of various families. It is thirty-one miles north-west of Aberdeen. The famous castle of Glamis is another example of a tower-castle turned palace. It lies to the north of the Perth-Forfar road, a few miles into Forfarshire. It was here that the "Old Pretender," James Edward, held his "court."

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