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Ballindalloch Castle (a.k.a The Pearl of the North) is a castle near Bridge of Allan in the Grampian region of Scotland. Image File history File links Grampian_Map_Balindalloch_Castle. ... The main gatehouse of Harlech Castle, Wales. ... Bridge of Allan is a town in Stirling District in Scotland, just north of the city of Stirling. ... Grampian (Roinn a Mhonaidh in Gaelic) was a local government region of Scotland from 1975 to 1996. ... Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ...

Ballindalloch Castle
Ballindalloch Castle

The first tower of the Z plan castle was built in 1546. After being plundered and burned by James Graham the first Marquess of Montrose it was restored in 1645. Extensions were added in 1770 by General James Grant of the American Wars of Independence (whose ghost is said to haunt the castle) and in 1850 by the architect Thomas MacKenzie. Further extensions carried out in 1878 were mostly demolished during and modernisations enacted in 1965. It has been continuously occupied by the Russell and Macpherson-Grant families throughout its existence. Photograph of Ballindalloch Castle This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Photograph of Ballindalloch Castle This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... The main gatehouse of Harlech Castle, Wales. ... // Events Spanish conquest of Yucatan Peace between England and France Foundation of Trinity College, Cambridge by Henry VIII of England Katharina von Bora flees to Magdeburg Science Architecture Michelangelo Buonarroti is made chief architect of St. ... James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose (1612 - 21 May 1650), was a Scottish nobleman and soldier, who initially joined the Covenanters in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, but subsequently supported King Charles I as the English Civil War developed. ... The title of Duke of Montrose was created in the peerage of Scotland in 1488 for David Lindsay. ... // Events January 10 - Archbishop Laud executed on Tower Hill, London. ... 1770 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... James Grant (1720-1806) was a major general in the British Army during the American Revolutionary War. ... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ... A ghost is an alleged non-corporeal manifestation of a dead person (or, rarely, an animal). ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Sir Thomas Mackenzie, (1854-1930) was Prime Minister of New Zealand in 1912, and later served as High Commissioner. ... 1878 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...


The castle houses an important collection of 17th century Spanish paintings. The dining room of Ballindalloch is said to be haunted by a ghost known as The Green Lady. (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ...


The castle grounds contain a 20th century rock garden and a 17th century dovecote. The rivers Spey and Avon flow through the grounds, offering excelleing fishing. The famous Aberdeen Angus cattle herd resides in the castle estate. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... A rock garden, also known as a rockery or an alpine garden, is a type of garden that features extensive use of rocks or stones, along with plants native to rocky or alpine environments. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... A colombier (dovecote) in Jersey A dovecote or dovecot is a building intended to house pigeons or doves, which were an important food source in history. ... The River Spey is a river in Scotland that runs 107 miles (172 km) to the Moray Firth at Spey Bay, making it the second longest river in Scotland. ... The River Avon, Strathspey is a river in the Scottish Highlands, and a tributary of the River Spey. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish. ... Angus cow Angus cattle are solid black cattle, although white may appear on the udder. ...


Today, the castle is still lived in. It is open to tourists during the summer months and a number of workshops in its grounds are in active use.


External links

  • The Ballindalloch Castle web site

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Ballindalloch Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (234 words)
Ballindalloch Castle (a.k.a The Pearl of the North) is a castle near Bridge of Allan in the Grampian region of Scotland.
Extensions were added in 1770 by General James Grant of the American Wars of Independence (whose ghost is said to haunt the castle) and in 1850 by the architect Thomas MacKenzie.
The castle grounds contain a 20th century rock garden and a 17th century dovecote.
CastleXplorer - Ballindalloch Castle (208 words)
Ballindalloch Castle was originally a Z plan tower house, but it has been much altered and enlarged over the centuries.
The main tower dates from the 16th century, the date 1546 is carved on a stone lintel in one of the bedrooms.
The castle had to be substantially repaired after it was plundered and burned by the Marquis of Montrose after the Battle of Inverlochy in 1645.
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