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Buchanan Castle is a large house in Stirlingshire, Scotland. Stirlingshire (Siorrachd Sruighlea in Gaelic) is a traditional county of Scotland, based around Stirling, the traditional county town. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots2 Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - UK Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I 843  Area    - Total 78,772 km...


Located west of the village of Drymen, the house was built by the 4th Duke of Montrose in 1854. The original structure, the ancestral seat of the Clan Buchanan, had burned down in 1852, and Montrose commissioned William Burn to replace it. Burn designed an extravagant take on the Scottish baronial style, enclosing an L-plan tower in a clutch of turrets, bartizans and stepped gables. Drymen is a village and often used as an overnight stop for the West Highland Way in Scotland. ... The title of Duke of Montrose was created in the peerage of Scotland in 1488 for David Lindsay. ... Clan Buchanan is an Armigerous Scottish clan whose origins are said to lie in the 1225 grant of lands on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond to clergyman Sir Absalon of Buchanan by the Earl of Lennox. ... William Burn (1789-1870) was a Scottish architect. ... Greenock Sheriff Court displays crow-stepped gables and corbelled corner turrets. ... Corbelled corner turrets at Newark Castle, Port Glasgow. ... A bartizan A bartizan is an overhanging, wall-mounted turret projecting from the walls of ancient fortifications. ...


Sold off in 1925, it briefly saw service as a hospital during the Second World War, during which one of the patients was Rudolf Hess. Afterwards it was de-roofed to avoid paying rates on the building, leading to the inevitable structural deterioration. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Today it remains standing to full height but progressively engulfed by trees and plants, marooned on the perimeter of a golf course after which it is named, and surrounded incongruously by modern housing. A perimeter fence surrounds the structure itself.


Ironically no Buchanan ever lived in this house.


 
 

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