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  Claypotts Castle, Dundee
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  • Claypotts Castle, Dundee - Scotland
      Claypotts Castle, Dundee
    by stevezero
  • Claypotts Castle, Dundee - Scotland
      Claypotts Castle, Dundee
    by stevezero
  • Claypotts Castle, Dundee - Scotland
      Claypotts Castle, Dundee
    by stevezero
  • Claypotts Castle, Dundee - Scotland
      Claypotts Castle, Dundee
    by stevezero
  • Claypotts Castle, Dundee - Scotland
      Claypotts Castle, Dundee
    by stevezero
 

Claypotts Castle is the perfect "Z" plan towwer house, built between1569 and 1588 by John Strachan of Angus. It remains both intact and little altered throughout the years.
The castle owes its unusual appearance to the the asymetrical square towers corbelled out over two circular towers at diagonally opposite corners.
It was later owned by Bonnie Dundee, and was still inhabited into the 19th Century.
It is open for limited opening days through the year, but the exterior is always approachable.

In the care of Historic Scotland

Admission Free

Directions: Just off the A92 road, East of Dundee at Claypotts Junction

OS Ref - NO 457 319

Phone: 01786 431 324

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  • Written Jun 6, 2005
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