Scotstarvit Tower

Cupar, United Kingdom

Scotstarvit Tower is a tower house in Fife, Scotland. The six-storey L-plan tower, still largely intact, was built in the third quarter of the 16th century by the Inglis family. It was bought, in 1611, by Sir John Scot, author of the satirical The Staggering State of the Scots' Statesmen. Scot rebuilt the tower in the 1620s. Scotstarvit later passed to the Wemyss family, and in 1948 it was given to the National Trust for Scotland, and it is now in the care of Historic Environment Scotland. The castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Major General John Scott inherited the tower from his father David Scott in 1766 and died here in 1775.



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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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mcdermc (2 years ago)
Scotstarvit Tower (known as Scotstarvet Tower until the late 1800s) was originally built circa 1500 then rebuilt in the 1620s. Scotstarvit was given to the National Trust for Scotland in 1948 and is now in the care of Historic Environment Scotland. The castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
L P (3 years ago)
Scott Tarvit was really rude to me
adrian lacatus (3 years ago)
I like it!
Ina Reid (3 years ago)
Very disappointed! We left the car at the top of the lane as requested and walked what was for me, I have mobility problems, a long way only to discover that it was not open. Why oh why didn't they put a sign to this effect at the entrance.? I have been in constant pain since!
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