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  Lochleven Castle, Perth
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  • Lochleven Castle, Perth - Scotland
      Lochleven Castle, Perth
    by stevezero
  • Lochleven Castle, Perth - Scotland
      Lochleven Castle, Perth
    by stevezero
  • Lochleven Castle, Perth - Scotland
      Lochleven Castle, Perth
    by stevezero
  • Lochleven Castle, Perth - Scotland
      Lochleven Castle, Perth
    by stevezero
  • Lochleven Castle, Perth - Scotland
      Lochleven Castle, Perth
    by stevezero
  • Lochleven Castle, Perth - Scotland
      Lochleven Castle, Perth
    by stevezero
  • Lochleven Castle, Perth - Scotland
      Lochleven Castle, Perth
    by stevezero
  • Lochleven Castle, Perth - Scotland
      Lochleven Castle, Perth
    by stevezero
  • Lochleven Castle, Perth - Scotland
      Lochleven Castle, Perth
    by stevezero
 

Lochleven Castle is forever asociated with taht of Mary Queen of Scots. After being defeated at the Battle of Carberry Hill in 1567, she was detained here for almost a year.
The castle sits on an island on the Lochleven Loch.
While at Lochleven, Mary was confined to bed for long periods of time, and it is believed that she miscarried twins. Mary's ghost is still said to haunt the castle in search of her offspring.
The castle was originally built in 1257 and has changed hands many times between the English and Scots.

The castle, still in good order is maintained by Historic Scotland

Admission charge is 3.50, including the 15 minute boat trip over to the island.

Directions: Reached by boat from Kinross, just off the M90

OS Ref. - NO 137 017

Phone: 0778 040483

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  • Written Apr 2, 2005
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