Aikenway Castle

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Aikenway Castle was a castle about 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Charlestown of Aberlour, Moray, Scotland, south of the river Spey.[1]

Little remains of the castle. [2]

Remains of Aikenway Castle


History[edit]

The history of the castle is not known. Traces of the castle, including a west turret survived until 1870. A brother of Earl Leslie of Rothes is said to have occupied it. [3]

The last occupants recorded were Margaret and Christian Leslie, in 1729. [2]

Structure[edit]

The castle was built on a steep promontory above a loop on the river.[1] It was naturally defended on three sides; there is evidence of artificial scarping on the narrow ridge by which the castle may be approached from the other side. [3]

The castle is said to have been lined with oak panels, and gained its name from this. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Coventry, Martin (2001). The Castles of Scotland. Musselburgh: Goblinshead. p. 50 ISBN 1-899874-26-7
  2. ^ a b c "scotclans". Scotclans. Retrieved 2016-09-07.
  3. ^ a b "Canmore". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 2016-09-07.

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