Ballinbreich Castle

Cupar, United Kingdom

Ballinbreich Castle is a ruined tower house castle in Fife. The castle was built in the 14th century by Clan Leslie, and subsequently rebuilt several times. There may have been an outer curtain-wall though this no longer survives. Much of the present structure is of 16th-century date. It is a three-storey L-plan castle and overlooks the Firth of Tay.

Early maps of the castle by Timothy Pont and John Adair at the National Library of Scotland show the castle within a curving wall or earth bank. From the air, two curving enclosures can be seen, the crop mark remains of ditches. The inner area was probably the 16th-century garden, and rectilinear crop marks within the larger enclosure may have been later garden features.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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TIBOR PETER FULOP (17 months ago)
It is not possible to visit because private parking is not possible. I do not recommend this place for children.
Irene Watson (19 months ago)
Beautiful Castle. Lots of interesting architecture. Unsafe building no interior access
Hoard Searcher Scotland (21 months ago)
Very interesting castle, it's still got old floor boards n an old looking wooden door.
Sophie (2 years ago)
Beautiful Ruins, awkward access to reach the castle itself as you have to go through private land which does hide the castle making it harder to find! But worth a look, can’t enter due to the building being unstable.
Connor Evans (3 years ago)
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