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Finlarig Castle is an early 17th century castle standing on on a peninsula between the River Lochay and Loch Tay, roughly 1 kilometre north of Killin in the district of Perthshire, Scotland. (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 main gatehouse of Harlech Castle, Wales. ... Loch Tay (Scottish Gaelic, Loch Tatha) is a freshwater loch in the central highlands of Scotland, in the district of Perthshire. ... Perthshire is an traditional county in central Scotland, which extends from Strathmore in the east, to the Pass of Drumochter in the north, Rannoch Moor and Ben Lui in the west, and Aberfoyle in the south. ... ...

Built in 1629 by 'Black' Duncan Campbell (Donnchadh Dubh) of Glenorchy, the castle consists of two square towers, and now lies in a dangerous, ruined condition. This is one of the many strongholds built in the area by the Campbells of Breadalbane. The castle was visited by Rob Roy MacGregor in 1713. Events March 4 - Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a Royal charter. ... For the fictional DC Comics supervillian, see Ruin For the Metal Band, see Ruin For the Japanese drum-bass duo, see Ruins (band) Rocky landscape with ruins, by Nicolaes Berchem, ca. ... Clan Campbell is one of the largest Highland Scottish clans. ... Robert Roy MacGregor, (March 7, 1671 - December 28, 1734) usually known simply as Rob Roy, was a Scottish folk hero and outlaw of the early 18th century. ... // Events April 11 - War of the Spanish Succession: Treaty of Utrecht June 23 - French residents of Acadia given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia Canada first Orrery built by George Graham Ongoing events Great Northern War (1700-1721) War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1713...

In the castle grounds there is evidence of a beheading pit which, legend has it, was used for beheading nobles, whereas commoners were hanged on a nearby oak tree. Alongside the castle stand the remnants of the Breadalbane Mausoleum, a tudor chapel erected in 1829, possibly on the site of an earlier chapel and burial place founded in 1523 by an ancestor of the Earls of Breadalbane, Sir Colin Campbell. Beheading—Facsimile of a Miniature on Wood in the Cosmographie Universelle of Munster: in folio, Basle, 1552. ... Hanging is a form of execution or a method for suicide. ... Kings College Chapel outside view The Tudor Style in English architecture is the final development of medieval architecture during the Tudor period (1485–1603) and even beyond, for conservative college patrons. ... A chapel is a private church, usually small and often attached to a larger institution such as a college, a hospital, a palace, or a prison. ... 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Events April - Battle of Villalar - Forces loyal to Emperor Charles V defeat the Comuneros, a league of urban bourgeois rebelling against Charles in Spain. ... The title Earl of Breadalbane and Holland was created in the Peerage of Scotland in 1681 for John Campbell, 1st Earl of Caithness, who resigned the Earldom of Caithness in favour of George Sinclair in exchange for the new Earldom. ...

External links

  • Finlarig Castle on the Gazeteer for Scotland
  • perthshire-scotland.co.uk -information on the castle



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