Lordscairnie Castle

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Lordscairnie Castle

Lordscairnie Castle is a ruin situated near Moonzie, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north-east of Cupar, Fife, Scotland. The castle was constructed in around 1495 by Alexander Lindsay, 7th Earl of Crawford (d.1517). It was originally an L-plan tower house with five storeys. It is owned by the Blackburn family who also own Fernie Castle in Fife.

According to John Knox, James V of Scotland visited the castle just before his death in 1542.[1]

As of February 2013 the castle is for sale, at the price of £220,000.[2] The sales particulars mention that the castle is a Category B Listed Building, but not that it is a monument scheduled under the terms of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.http://data.historic-scotland.gov.uk/pls/htmldb/f?p=2920:15:0::NO::CASTLE:3037


  1. ^ Knox, John, "from History of the Reformation, book 2,". 
  2. ^ Tims, Anna (1 February 2013). "Snooping around – in pictures". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 

Coordinates: 56°20′54.94″N 3°3′15.27″W / 56.3485944°N 3.0542417°W / 56.3485944; -3.0542417