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THE MOTTE, WITH ITS STONE KEEP, OF RUINED DUFFUS

THE MOTTE, WITH ITS STONE KEEP, OF RUINED DUFFUS

Near the coast of Elginshire and south-west of Lossiemouth is a fine example of the early type of castle with the central motte or earth mound crowned by a stone tower and defended by a wall which, however, has no angle-towers. A ditch still further adds to the defences. The existing stonework appears to date from the. fourteenth century, although the general plan belongs to the previous century. While Kinloss Abbey was being built King David I had his residence at Duffus Castle.

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