Broughty Castle

Dundee, United Kingdom

Broughty Castle was erected in 1490 by the 2nd Lord Gray, on a charter from James IV, in response to increased English naval activity. It was taken without a shot fired by the English in 1547, and reclaimed by the Scots two and a half years later. The castle fell back into English hands in 1651.

In 1860 the threat of French invasion prompted Broughty’s conversion from a ruin to a modern artillery defence. The castle was further altered in response to the German threat in the two world wars.

The castle now houses a museum run by Leisure and Culture Dundee. It contains displays on the life and times of Broughty Ferry, its people, the local environment and the wildlife.

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Founded: 1490
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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Paul Pearson (3 years ago)
Nice little free to enter museum in a good location. Would have liked to have gone out on top but no access to public.
Steven (3 years ago)
Enjoyed my first ever visit to Broughty Ferry Castle museum, have often walked past, but decided to pop in as I had family with me. Learnt lots of interesting facts about the area, and the views were amazing
Luke 'cuckold' Rockhold (4 years ago)
Beautiful
Leonie (4 years ago)
Not open but lovely area
Michael Topping (4 years ago)
Nice place
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