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Encyclopedia > Findlater Castle
Map sources for Findlater Castle at grid reference NJ541672

Findlater Castle sits in a romantic position on a 50-foot-high cliff overlooking the North Sea on the coast of what was Banffshire, Scotland. It is now in Aberdeenshire and lies about 15 km (9.32 miles) west of Banff, near the village of Sandend, between Cullen and Portsoy. The cliffs here contain quartz; the name "Findlater" is derived from the Norse words fyn ("white") and leitr ("cliff"). Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 134 KB) Usage is: {{GBthumb|135|132|OV000000}} File links The following pages link to this file: Slough Rothwell, West Yorkshire Saltaire Shipley, West Yorkshire Slaithwaite Wallsend Inverurie Mersea Island Laugharne, Wales Tardebigge Hamble-le-Rice Sandgate, Kent Broadway, Worcestershire Brean Down User:RHaworth/sandbox... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... Banffshire (Siorrachd Bhanbh in Gaelic) is a small traditional county in the north of Scotland. ... Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (Latin: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the UK Main languages English Scots Scottish Gaelic Doric Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Aberdeenshire can refer to two local authorities in Scotland with this name. ... Banff and Macduff are twin burghs in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. ... Cullen is a village in Morayshire, Scotland, on the North Sea coast 20 miles east of Elgin. ... Portsoy is a burgh in the traditional county of Banffshire, Scotland. ... Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the Earths crust. ... The North Germanic languages (also Scandinavian languages or Nordic languages) is a branch of the Germanic languages spoken in Scandinavia, parts of Finland and on the Faroe Islands and Iceland. ...


The first historical reference to the castle is from 1246. King Alexander III of Scotland in the 1260s repairs this castle in preparation for an invasion by King Haakon IV of Norway. The Vikings took and held the castle for some time. The castle remains that are still there are from the 14th-century rebuilding, when the castle was redesigned based on the Roslyn Castle model. Events End of the reign of Emperor Go-Saga of Japan. ... Alexander III (September 4, 1241 _ March 19, 1286), king of Scots, also known as Alexander the Glorious ranks as one of Scotlands greatest kings. ... Centuries: 12th century - 13th century - 14th century Decades: 1210s 1220s 1230s 1240s 1250s - 1260s - 1270s 1280s 1290s 1300s 1310s Years: 1260 1261 1262 1263 1264 1265 1266 1267 1268 1269 Events and Trends Categories: 1260s ... Håkon IV (1204–December 15, 1263), also called Haakon the Old, was declared to be the son of Håkon III of Norway, the leader of the Birkebeiner, who had seized control over large parts of Norway in 1202. ... The name Viking is a loan from the native Scandinavian term for the Norse seafaring warriors who raided the coasts of Scandinavia, Europe and the British Isles from the late 8th century to the 11th century, the period of European history referred to as the Viking Age. ... (13th century - 14th century - 15th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 14th century was that century which lasted from 1301 to 1400. ...


External links

  • Findlater family site
  • Portsoy poets site

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