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Encyclopedia > Cardoness Castle
Cardoness Castle.
Cardoness Castle.
View from Cardoness Castle.
View from Cardoness Castle.
Cardoness Castle.
Cardoness Castle.

Cardoness Castle is a well-preserved 15th Century tower house just south west of Gatehouse of Fleet, south west Scotland. It was originally owned by the McCulloch family of Galloway. They abandoned the castle in the late 17th Century, following the execution of Sir Godfrey McCulloch for murder. Fleet Bay can be seen from its battlements. It is now in the care of Historic Scotland. (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... A tower house stands on a hillock near Quin along the back road from Limerick to Ennis. ... Gatehouse of Fleet is a town in Scotland which has been in existence since the mid-1700s, although the area has been inhabited since much earlier. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots 2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... Galloway (Scottish Gaelic, Gall-ghaidhealaibh or Gallobha, Lowland Scots Gallowa) today refers to the former counties of Wigtownshire and the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright in southwest Scotland, but has fluctuated greatly in size over history. ... (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. ... Sir Godfrey McCulloch (c. ... Historic Scotland is the Scottish agency looking after historic monuments. ...


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  • Cardoness Castle - site information from Historic Scotland

Coordinates: 54°52′23″N, 4°11′54″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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